FOA creates free online database of fiber-optic installers, consultants

December 8, 2005 Fallbrook, CA -- The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) has created an online database of FOA-certified technicians who are available for installation and consulting on fiber-optic jobs, as well as employment.

December 8, 2005 Fallbrook, CA -- The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) has created an online database of FOA-certified technicians who are available for installation and consulting on fiber-optic jobs, as well as employment.

"Many potential users of fiber-optics are reluctant to make the move to fiber unless they can find a certified installer. Over the last ten years, more than 130 FOA-approved schools have certified over 16,000 fiber-optic technicians, many of whom are actively involved in installations worldwide," explains FOA president Jim Hayes. "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."

According to the FOA, end users will be able to search the 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.

The FOA says that, in keeping with its "non-profit professional society" status, both listings and searches on the database are free.

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