Archive | December, 2014

Michael Watts, Vice President

Michael Watts is a “been there, done that” veteran of the telecommunications industry.  He was one of the first five technicians to start installing fiber optics for Verizon’s Fiber to the Premise (FTTP).  He later led splicing efforts in the initial Maryland Fiber to the Premise roll-out and chaired cross-functional teams to develop best practices, […]

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Sandia National Labs (SNL) — “Passing the test-bed with flying colors!”

Verizon FNS’ Passive Optical LAN experts, Mike Watts and Eric Welty, had just successfully deployed the first-ever Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) for the U. S. Intelligence Community when they were tapped by Sandia National Labs (SNL) to stand up a GPON test-bed at its vast facility in Albuquerque. Eric Welty, who is now president […]

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