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FTTX: Fiber To The Home, etc.

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Lesson # 4: Installing FTTx Networks

Level: Technician

Installing FTTx Networks

Objectives: From this self-study lesson you should learn:
  • How has the installation of FTTx networks evolved?
  • What are the options available for installation?
  • What new components have been developed to facilitate FTTx installations?
  • What happens at the home or premises?
  • What is different about multi-dwelling units?

There is probably no way to generalize on the installation process for FTTx since every system is unique and, in some cases, every subscriber is different. Rather than telling you how to install FTTx, we will try to illustrate some of the ways that others have installed their systems and offer advice on how to design and install systems most efficiently.

The course leads you to read online or printed materials (with an emphasis on the online using the FOA Guide), watch FOA YouTube Videos, complete some activities and take the quizzes. Each lesson plan will be self-contained. Lesson plans open in new pages so the course overview page stays open to lead you to the next lesson or you may use the link at the bottom of the page.

Student Assignment

Read the references, watch the videos and take the quizzes (Test Your Knowledge)

FOA YouTube Videos, Fiber To The Home,  Slides 16-21
You may, if you wish, watch the entire video and then watch the referenced sections for a second time for greater comprehension.

Online FOA Reference
FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics, Installing FTTx NetworksCustomer Premises Installation  


Reference Textbook
FOA Reference Guide to Outside Plant Fiber Optics, Appendix B,  Pages 230-1

Extra Credit Reading
Assignments beyond the basics required for the course will be listed as extra credit.

Overview of fiber optic installation, OSP and premises.

Test Your Knowledge
Online Quiz

Next Lesson:
Lesson Plan No. 5, Testing FTTx Networks


Table of Contents: The FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics

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