FOSA commended the recent introduction of an infrastructure package by 31 House Energy and Commerce Committee members, the Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT America Act (H.R. 2741). Smart Infrastructure technology will spur continued economic growth.
“FOSA is pleased to participate in ICSIC and then to continue the discussions at our own mid-year meeting in Cambridge,” said FOSA Chairman JJ Williams. “We believe fiber optic sensing will play a critical role in smart infrastructure construction around the world over the next few years."
The Fiber Optic Sensing Association has been joined by ten other leading technology trade associations in urging Congress to fully incorporate smart technologies into proposals to improve and transform U.S. infrastructure.
FOSA has urged the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Senate Commerce Committee to incorporate advanced technologies to help make the nation’s infrastructure safer, more resilient, and longer lasting.
Dr. Chris Minto, Engineering Director of member company OptaSense, will present “Towards 1 Billion Sensors: Distributed Fiber Sensing as a Pervasive IoT Contributor” on behalf of FOSA during this week’s Optical Networking and Communication Conference (OFC) in San Diego, California.