TUKWILA, WA and SPARTANBURG, SC – Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, and USTelecom, the trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry, are partnering to offer fiber optic delivery training encompassing network engineering and outside plant (OSP).

The partnership was formed to enhance USTelecom’s wide range of events, webinars and educational training vehicles through Light Brigade and enables the trade association to offer industry-leading fiber optic training to its members.

Professional Development in Broadband Communications
“USTelecom offers several ways to expand professional development and knowledge in the areas of broadband communications,” said Dario De Paolis, vice president and general manager of Light Brigade. “With our partnership, USTelecom is expanding its offering for outside plant and network engineers who can be assured they are receiving the most up-to-date training available.”

Light Brigade training courses for USTelecom will cover a variety of fiber optic and OSP topics, including Fiber Optics 1-2-3, FTTx for Installers and Technicians and FTTx OSP Design. Students may access information about USTelecom education programs and receive a special discount at http://www.ustelecom.org/events-education/ustelecom-light-brigade-training.

USTelecom’s member base ranges from large publicly traded communications corporations to small companies and cooperatives — all providing advanced communications services to markets both urban and rural. Its mission is to unite the US broadband industry across its membership spectrum through collaborative advocacy and provide a forum for pro-investment policies which will enhance our economy and quality of life.