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"Copper cable is good for you.  It helps your
arthritis.  But, fiber is easier to install"
"I would like to extend a very special thanks to our sponsors who have taken the time to submit equipment for our training sessions.  Each
and every company who submits equipment for our course sessions receives "top billing" during the classes.  Not only do we use the
equipment under strict supervision, we discuss the features and benefits of each as well.  We would also like to recognize some of our
local,
custom cable integrators.  Again - thank you." -- Bob Ballard, RCDD, CFOS, Owner
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Since 1999.
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CFOT, CFOI

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Bob has been actively involved in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. He has spoken at
Universities, Architectural Firms, Integrator Meetings, and Conventions. He has performed fiber optics
training for contractors all over the US and Mexico.  He also has taught numerous fiber optic training sessions
in the United States and Mexico on subjects ranging from Long-Haul Fiber Connectivity to Network
Grounding.  He is responsible for designing and implementing the largest 10gig fiber to the desk network in
US history in 2005.  

He served in the US Navy from 1971 to 1975 and was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserve in 1985.  
While aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) between 1971 and 1972, Bob's unit, VA-105, supported
air operations in the Republic of North Vietnam.  As a Weapons & Ordnance Specialist, Bob proudly served his
country during these trying times.

Bob has been a Commercial Pilot with Instrument and Flight Instructor Ratings and has built and flown his own
experimental aircraft.  He is also a Treasure Hunter and Certified Scuba Diver.  See some of Bob's most recent
finds
HERE.

In the late 60's and early 70's he was a professional motorcycle racer and built and drove stock cars to pass
the time.  As an aviator in the late 70's and early 80's he performed at numerous air shows throughout Texas
and was featured on ABC News in Austin, Texas in 1982.
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