(Fiber Optic Transmission System) Referred to the first optical fiber systems used by the telephone companies. Deployment started in the late 1960s and developed slowly. There was no vendor interoperability in these early systems. See optical fiber.
Can't Get Enough/Connie Briscoe (4) ($19.95, Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-50162-5) Lust, greed and revenge continue to drive the well-to-do residents of suburban Silver Lake, Md., in Briscoe's entertaining sequel to FOTS list-maker RG.