Light Brigade, USTelecom pair for network engineering and outside plant training

Light Brigade, the education and training division of AFL, says it will partner with USTelecom to provide network engineering and outside plant (OSP) training to the association’s members.

Light Brigade, the education and training division of AFL, says it will partner with USTelecom to provide network engineering and outside plant (OSP) training to the association’s members.

The fiber-optic training courses Light Brigade will provide, such as "Fiber Optics 1-2-3," "FTTx for Installers and Technicians," and "FTTx OSP Design," will supplement USTelecom’s existing events, webinars, and other educational training vehicles. Potential trainees can find out more about USTelecom’s education programs and receive a special discount at http://www.ustelecom.org/events-education/ustelecom-light-brigade-training.

Originally the United States Telephone Association, USTelecom has a service provider and technology developer membership that ranges from large publicly traded communications corporations to small companies and cooperatives. It seeks to unite the US broadband industry through collaborative advocacy and provide a forum to support pro-investment policies.

It also offers a variety of professional development opportunities to its members. “USTelecom offers several ways to expand professional development and knowledge in the areas of broadband communications,” confirms Dario De Paolis, vice president and general manager of Light Brigade. “With our partnership, USTelecom is expanding its offering for outside plant and network engineers who can be assured they are receiving the most up-to-date training available.”

For more information on fiber-optic training and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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The Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit will feature panels and presentations that will illuminate where optical innovation is required in carrier and enterprise/data center networks, what it should look like, and when it might appear. A wide range of experts from the user, technology development, academic, and analyst communities will offer their views on innovation in a variety of areas in optical networking. Light Brigade also will offer a pair of workshops to get attendees up to speed before the conference program starts. Find out more about the Summit, which will be held in Austin, TX, July 14-16, at the Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit website.

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