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AFL Associates Reveal $397,000 Donation to United Way of the Piedmont

AFL celebrated the end of its annual United Way campaign with a $397,000 donation to United Way of the Piedmont.

AFL to Feature New OptiNID® Duo and the ASCEND™ Platform at Fiber Connect

Newest product releases include the OptiNID Duo, ASCEND™ platform, OSP MicroCore®, High Density OSP MicroCore, among other products.

AFL Invests in ITC Service Group

ITC Service Group is a Sacramento-based company providing services related to fiber optic networks including broadband, outside plant, wireless and workforce solutions.

AFL Introduces Updated Fanout Kits

AFL is introducing fanout kits that route 250 μm fibers into 900 μm buffer tubes ready for termination.

AFL Launches OptiNID® Duo Demarcation Enclosure

AFL is launching the OptiNID Duo, an ultra-compact, yet flexible fiber optic demarcation enclosure.

Light Brigade® Partners with Next Level Technician

This partnership will help empower youth in Carolina communities while adding skilled and properly trained technicians to the labor pool.

AFL Introduces Family of 500⁰C Metal-Coated Optical Fibers at OTC

AFL is exhibiting at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas.

AFL’s Volunteers Choose Program Awards $20K Worldwide

Eleven AFL locations took part in the program and awarded grants to local charities.

AFL Enhances Its MicroCore® Fiber Optic Cable Series Adding Two Cables

AFL enhanced its current MicroCore product line by adding Ruggedized MicroCore and Ruggedized MicroCore with SpiderWeb Ribbon® Technology to its offering.

AFL Receives SCMA Award for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility

AFL was a recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Corporate Responsibility award presented by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA).

Light Brigade® Launches Remote Classroom for Fiber Optics 1-2-3 Course

Light Brigade, AFL’s training and education division, launched a remote classroom format of its popular Fiber Optics 1-2-3 (FO 123) course.

AFL Recognized by SC Chamber of Commerce for Safety

AFL was among hundreds of companies that received safety performance recognition from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards luncheon in Columbia on March 28.

AFL Swindon Volunteers Select Prospect Hospice for Grant

Associates presented a £460 grant to Prospect Hospice for its annual Volunteers Choose program.

AFL Awarded Four New Patents

The new patents were for technology and product developments in Optical Connectivity and Apparatus (OCA) and Fusion Splicing technologies.

AFL Volunteers Choose Hope Center for Children and Hope Remains Ranch

AFL has awarded $11,200 in grants to two nonprofit organizations through its Volunteers Choose program.

AFL Recipient of 2019 BCBS LiveLifeBlue℠ Award for Upstate SC

AFL was the recipient of the 2019 Blue Cross Blue Shield LiveLifeBlue Award for the upstate of South Carolina.

AFL Awards Grants to Eleven Upstate Organizations

AFL awarded 11 local, South Carolina organizations $76,500 in community outreach grants.

AFL Hyperscale Presents Grants to Washington-based Organizations

AFL Hyperscale, a manufacturer of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center, telecom and enterprise networks, presented $2,500 in grants to two local organizations, Vision House and Northwest Harvest.

AFL Spartanburg Manufacturing Facilities Awarded for Workplace Safety

AFL earned five South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) Plant Safety Awards for its manufacturing locations in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

AFL Associates Partner with TreesGreenville for ReLEAF Day

AFL helped raise awareness for TreesUpstate’s urban forestry program by sponsoring and volunteering for TreesGreenville ReLEAF Day.

AFL Showcasing Bluetooth-enabled Fusion Splicer, Award-winning OTDR at TechAdvantage 2019

AFL, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment, and accessories, is exhibiting at the 2019 Tech Advantage Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL.

AFL Honored in 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Program for FOCIS Lightning

AFL was recognized as a honoree in the 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews program for its FOCIS Lightning MPO/MTP Connector Inspection System.

AFL Launches FOCIS Lightning Ultrafast MPO/MTP® Connector Inspection System

AFL introduces the FOCIS Lightning Ultrafast MPO/MTP connector inspection system with twin 5M pixel CMOS sensors to image the entire MPO end face simultaneously and perform multi-fiber inspections 10 to 100 times faster than legacy systems.

AFL Introduces Highly Bend-Insensitive, Reduced-Diameter Single-mode Optical Fiber

This series consists of an 80 µm cladding fiber design that exhibits extremely low macro-bend loss and high compatibility with standard 125 µm standard single-mode fibers.

AFL Showcasing SpiderWeb Ribbon® Cables, Bluetooth®-Capable Splicers at OFC

Featured products include our latest technologies including Ultra Heavy Duty MicroCore® with SpiderWeb Ribbon® (SWR®), Wrapping Tube Cable, the Fujikura 41S fusion splicer with Bluetooth® technology and board level optical connectivity.



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