Light Brigade® Launches Customizable Remote Training Options

Kent, WA and Spartanburg, SC – Light Brigade, AFL’s industry-leading training and education division, is introducing a large selection of live, remote training options. The new Remote Classroom Sessions deliver personalized training in a convenient and essential live, online learning format.

Remote Classroom Sessions focus on fiber optic technology topics from beginner to advanced, allowing students to personalize their training. Students can target their learning on the basics with Fiber Optics 1-2-3 sessions, participate in refresher learning or take the next step with advanced topics like Emergency Restoration, FTTx networks or Fiber Characterization. Several sessions provide the flexibility of morning or afternoon training.

Remote Classroom Sessions are taught live by the same experienced instructors that lead Light Brigade’s classroom training. Students can interact and ask questions that are answered in real-time by a fiber technologist.

“With the current COVID-19 situation forcing many to work from home and unable to attend in-person classes, our customers wanted other options to continue training their staff,” explained Lee Kellett, general manager of Light Brigade. “We quickly responded, updating our remote class offerings to include more topics delivered in shorter sessions, and provided additional start time options. With these sessions conducted with a live instructor, our customers will recieve the best training experience possible.”

The individualized alternative of these shorter training sessions can save both time and money. Students can take a few courses or complete session bundles and use the credits for future ETA® Certification and BICSI® credits.

Information about Light Brigade remote and online learning options can be accessed here.

About Light Brigade
Founded in 1987, Light Brigade has trained over 60,000 technicians, installers, engineers, designers and other support staff worldwide in a variety of industries. Light Brigade’s instructor-led, online and custom classes focus on fiber optic installation, testing, and troubleshooting as well as engineering design. Courses include specialty applications like FTTx, utilities, wireless backbone, industrial, and more. To learn more visit or or call (800) 451-7128.  

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and “like us” on Facebook. Review our blog or subscribe to our bi-monthly e-newsletter.

Carole DeGruchy
Marketing Communications Specialist, Light Brigade

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager, AFL