According to the research firm CRU Group, 19 million miles of optical fiber were installed in the U.S. in 2011. That number is expected to increase in the coming years. This massive growth is being driven by skyrocketing Internet video traffic, requests from the financial sector for ever-faster trading connections, and soaring mobile phone use that has to be tied into landline networks.
Telecom builders attribute the demand is related to the location of the fiber-optic networks as opposed to their capacity. Networks are needed where they currently do not exist. This coupled with the possibility that demand could explode because of online video streaming is leading to unprecedented growth. Companies like Netflix, Hulu, Apple and Amazon increase delivery of movies and tv shows daily, increasing the strain on existing networks.
As this growth continues, the need for properly trained Certified Fiber Optic Technicians will grow as well. The AVO Training Institute’s Certified Fiber Optic Technician Course will prepare you for this growing field by teaching a number of skills including how to install fiber, testing, installing mechanical and fusion splices, inspect, install and test connectors, and how to utilize attenuators to adjust power levels at the receiver. For more information about this course, visit our website by clicking here, or contact us at 877.832.5234.