Timothy Johnson

Senior Associate Editor

Timothy Johnson is senior associate editor and web manager for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. Reach him at timothy.johnson@necanet.org

Articles by Timothy Johnson

  • Square-shaped light signals are sent through an optical fiber for enhanced data throughput.
March 2014
Optical fibers transmit data in the form of light pulses, and they are becoming a go-to solution for transmitting data thousands of miles at incredible speeds. Proponents would have you believe they are the apex of modern telecommunications technology. However, while their sheer speed is unmatched, their capacity is limited.
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February 2014
The legal conflict over net neutrality has been the topic of much popular debate since 2010, and, with the latest court decision, some are concerned the existence of a free and open Internet may have come to an end.
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February 2014
Some of the greatest innovations in history have occurred in products that were previously considered commonplace, giving users capabilities they didn’t even know they wanted. Such was the case when Nest Labs Inc. came to market with its Nest learning thermostat.
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November 2013
In October, the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA) continued its lighting product monitoring, revealing some interesting results that confirm change is occurring at the lamp level in the lighting industry.
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March 2013
President Obama gave his State of the Union Address in February, and between all the political rhetoric and criticism, there were signs that the administration’s direction could affect the construction industry. Job creation was the predominant theme throughout the speech, and to create jobs and economic growth, President Obama proposed more reinvestment in rebuilding infrastructure. READ MORE
March 2013
Extreme weather in extreme temperatures poses the most danger to electricity transmission and delivery. Unfortunately, we have seen time and again that it is in those circumstances that electricity service is needed most. That was the case when a powerful nor’easter assaulted the Northeast in February. READ MORE
March 2013
Chances are you are using a Google product whether you know it or not. Instead of focusing on creating its own devices, the Internet search giant has positioned itself to develop partnerships and provide its services on products everywhere. For example, your smartphone may run on Google’s mobile operating system called Android. READ MORE
October 2012
On the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast residents watched as Category 1 Hurricane Isaac bore down on the New Orleans region, evoking memories of the costliest U.S. hurricane disaster on record. On Aug. 28, Isaac’s strong winds and heavy rains inundated Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and portions of Florida. READ MORE
August 2012
As U.S. utilities made projections for the summer months and predicted there would be enough capacity to meet demand with no outages, Mother Nature seemed to have other plans. READ MORE

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