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FOA reaches out to users planning to install fiber optic systems

The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) has added a new component to its Web site, one that contains useful information f...


October 12, 2007  


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The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) has added a new component to its Web site, one that contains useful information for companies considering using fiber optics in their communications systems or planning and installing a network.

According to a statement from the group, end users, who own and use communications systems, often find it difficult to obtain information about fiber optics aimed specifically at them: “Industry standards are written by and for manufacturers. Most training material is written to train installation techs, the group the FOA focuses on with its certification programs.”

The FOA has created a special section on its site where end users can find answers to their questions on fiber optics or find out what questions to ask.

In addition, it includes step-by-step recommendations on how to plan a system, choose components and communications system equipment and what to look for in a contractor.

Further information is available at www.thefoa.org/user.

The FOA is a nonprofit educational organization chartered to promote fiber optics through education, certification and standards.

Over 170 FOA-approved schools around the world have certified more than 22,000 fiber optic technicians.