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Outside Plant Fiber Optic Constructino

Lesson 5: Aerial Cable Installation

aerial cable installatin 

Objectives: From this lesson you should learn:
Why aerial installation is used instead of underground
How to install poles for aerial cable routes
How to install messenger wires and lash cables to them
How to install ADSS (all-dielectric self-supporting) cable
Deploying fiber above ground on poles or towers removes the need for underground digging and is particularly useful when the ground is uneven, rocky or both. Aerial installation is generally much less costly than underground construction also. This lesson covers the installation of poles and messenger wires, then lashing fiber optic cable to the messenger. It also covers ADSS cable, a popular choice because it does not require messengers or lashing. 

Student Assignment:
Read the references and take the quiz (Test Your Comprehension)

FOA OSP Construction Guide:
Aerial Cable Installation

Book:  FOA Reference Guide to Outside Plant Fiber Optic Construction, Pages 34-46

Test Your Knowledge:
Online Quiz

Next: Lesson 6: Completing the OSP Cable Plant Installation   

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