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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)

Online FOA Reference
FOA Online Guide to Fiber Optics
Installing FTTx Networks
Customer Premises Installation  

We also highly recommend you read the Extra Credit Reading on OSP Construction and Installation

Lecture 66 FTTH Network Installation and Test

Reference Textbook
The Fiber Optic Association Fiber To The Home Handbook: Chapter 5

Extra Credit Reading
Assignments beyond the basics required for the course are for extra credit.
OSP Construction  
Fiber optic installation, OSP and premises.

Test Your Knowledge
Online Quiz

Next Lesson:
Testing FTTx Networks

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