Light Brigade® Introduces Fiber Foundations Online Training Course

Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC – The Light BrigadeAFL’s training and education division, has added to its online training offerings with the release of Fiber Foundations.  The course provides an overview of basic theory, terminology, key products and is a useful introduction to fiber optics for anyone involved in the industry or preparing to take further training.

“This course was designed with the novice in mind,” commented Lee Kellett, general manager of Light Brigade. “Fiber Foundations introduces basic concepts for optical fiber communications using easy to understand language and examples.”
Fiber Foundations is self-paced and takes approximately two hours to complete. The easy-to-understand descriptions include helpful examples and animations to reinforce learning. Students will leave with a basic understanding of multimode and single-mode fiber, the terminology used for describing fiber, loss, bandwidth, wavelengths, connectors, cables and many other foundational concepts.
Kellett continued, “Our customers have been asking for something that would help them better prepare for our introductory courses. We built something to help them and to help anyone just starting out in any aspect of the industry.”
Fiber Foundations is now available on Light Brigade’s online learning portal. To learn more about Light Brigade, its education and training services, and to view the current schedule, visit

About Light Brigade
Founded in 1987, Light Brigade has trained over 55,000 people worldwide in its instructor led public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM, and PMD/CD. The company also produces online courses and training DVDs that provide focus on specific fiber related topics.   For more information about Light Brigade, visit

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

Rick Atchison
Marketing Specialist
Light Brigade
(206) 575-0404 ext. 200 
Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager