Light Brigade launches new series of fiber-optic training webinars

Free, live monthly webinars will be hosted by's sister site, Lightwave.

Education and training specialist the Light Brigade, a unit of AFL, announced that it will again be offering a series of fiber-optic training webinars. Going forward, the Light Brigade will be releasing free, live webinars each month covering relevant topics for the fiber optics industry, hosted by's sister site, Lightwave.

The first webinars in the series include “Safety Concerns in Fiber Optic Systems” at noon Eastern on March 26 and “Fiber and Cable Management Products” on April 23 at 1 PM Eastern. In addition to the live broadcasts, each webinar will be available after the presentation date for on-demand viewing, also at no charge.

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Additional announced topics announced for the webinar series include:

-- FTTx outside plant design
-- Multimode bandwidth for Pro A/V applications
-- Passive optical local area networks (POLANs)
-- Fiber to the antenna
-- Fiber-optic sensing technology
-- Multimode technology updates
-- Singlemode technology updates
-- Fiber optics in utility applications

“Too many webinars focus on commercializing a vendor’s solution. Our webinars are truly educational in nature and focus on the best practices referencing industry standards,” comments Dario De Paolis, vice president and general manager of Light Brigade. “Service providers, contractors and end users have benefited from our courses, realizing lower operating costs and improved installation efficiencies.”

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