Light Brigade® Launches FTTH Remote Classrooms

Kent, WA and Spartanburg, SC – June 9, 2020 – Light Brigade, AFL’s industry-leading training and education division, announced new training options for professionals in the Fiber to the Home space. FTTx Outside Plant Design and Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP) Remote Classroom courses have been added to Light Brigade’s training catalog. The live, instructor-led remote classrooms will provide students the opportunity to advance their FTTH expertise and prepare for Fiber Broadband Association certification exams.

FTTH Remote Classroom students receive the same quality curriculum as in-person classroom students. With a minimal time commitment, less than a week, students gain on-demand Fiber-to-the-Home knowledge and skills. Light Brigade’s experienced instructors engage students with interactive exercises and questions are answered in real-time by a technologist.
The FTTx OSP Design Remote Classroom makes its premiere on August 10, 2020. The CFHP Remote Classroom starts on August 31, 2020. Both courses are enrolling students.
“With this ‘new normal,’ we are pleased to be able to bring more and more of our renowned training to our customers through live, remote classrooms,” explained Lee Kellett, general manager of Light Brigade. “These FTTx courses are particularly important with the demand for added bandwidth and broader coverage to meet today’s needs.”
Fiber Broadband Association certification indicates a professional level of technical competence in FTTH technologies. It consists of demonstrating knowledge and familiarity with FTTH architecture, network design, deployment technology and operational skills. These certifications are not directed at specific vendors’ equipment; rather it demonstrates professional competence on a broad base of FTTH topics.
Information about Light Brigade’s new FTTH Remote Classrooms 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.
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Carole DeGruchy
Marketing Communications Specialist, Light Brigade

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager, AFL