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FOA database of fiber optic installers and consultants goes live

The Fiber Optic Association (FOA), the professional society of fiber optics, announced today it has developed an on...


December 8, 2005  


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The Fiber Optic Association (FOA), the professional society of fiber optics, announced today it has developed an online database of FOA-certified technicians who are available for installation and consulting on fiber optic jobs.

“Many potential users of fiber optics are reluctant to make the move to fiber unless they can find a certified installer,” said Jim Hayes, president of the FOA.

“Over the last 10 years, more than 130 FOA-approved schools have certified over 16,000 fiber optic technicians, many of whom are actively involved in installations worldwide.

“By creating an online database where FOA CFOTs (Certified Fiber Optic Technicians) can list their services, the FOA simplifies the task of the end user in finding a reliable installer or consultant on their project, promoting the movement to install more fiber optic networks.”

End users will be able to search the FOA database for a fiber optic installer, contractor or consultant by specialty (telecom, CATV, LAN, security, etc.) for work anywhere in the world.

All current FOA CFOTs have been notified about the new FOA database and invited to list their services on the database.