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The Four Essential Resources To FTTH Networking

Wade Anderson - May 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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FTTH learning never stops.

Every year, innovations in fiber optic material and installations impact how network developers approach their FTTH deployments.

As someone who builds FTTH networks, it’s important that you always know where to learn about the latest and greatest advances in the space.  

Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available online that you can access for free. In this article, we highlight a few specific knowledge bases that are especially thorough.
  • Fiber Broadband Association
  • The Fiber Optic Association
  • Corning Inc.
  • OSPInsight

Fiber Broadband Association (FBA)

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For over 15 years, Fiber Broadband Association has advocated for fiber optic technology and its advantages over other broadband materials. The member-led organization engages in fiber-related advocacy efforts and shares resources, including research findings and helpful tools, for many different stakeholder groups.

The organization’s diverse membership includes network providers, consumers, policymakers, suppliers, and device manufacturers. In order to access the full breadth of information available, you must become a member of FBA. While the association does focus on the benefits of fiber more broadly, there are FTTH-specific resources available.

The Fiber Optic Association (FOA)

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The Fiber Optic Association is one of the most comprehensive databases of fiber-related knowledge on the web. The organization provides in-depth information about many topics through Fiber U, a free learning resource that includes study programs, tutorials, and recommendations for further exploration.

On the site, you can also find links to useful textbooks, instructional videos, and information about certification programs for fiber optic technicians. Make sure your techs are aware of FOA’s site as it can be an invaluable resource for the rest of their careers.

Corning Inc.

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Material sciences global leader, Corning, also provides helpful guidance for fiber network developers. Over the last 165 years, the company has played an instrumental role in glass science, paving the way for fiber’s rise to fame. It’s no surprise that they would make this list!

On Corning’s site, you can purchase essential fiber network materials, read case studies, and access free educational resources. The company also has dedicated content about FTTH networks and how to deploy them from start to finish. If you are just beginning your career in the fiber space, Corning is an excellent launchpad.

OSPInsight

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At OSPInsight, we recognize FTTH’s potential to transform broadband internet for millions of people all over the world. With our software-based platform, you can easily manage your FTTH networks, track key performance metrics in real-time, and plan effectively for future growth.

We’re also continuing to build a knowledge base of content dedicated to FTTH technology. Absorb all you can and let us know when you want to talk about how you can successfully deploy a FTTH network in your market.

Happy Splicing!

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