This Month's Solution from The President:  

One of the most difficult things to do in the industry, is to find a way to stand out from the crowd. As the fiber industry continues to grow, so does the amount of technicians in the field - many of which are not certified. These days, experience in the field is not enough alone to qualify your abilities. Companies want to make sure that you have been trained in all the safe practices, proper cleaning techniques, international codes and standards and proper installation practices to name a few. Any respectable company will ask to see your current valid certificate before hiring you for any job. Don't miss out on these opportunities because you haven't been certified.

With a Membership, you can easily post your credentials on your profile, list your certifications or look for jobs. 

What is Membership?
This program is designed to help the fiber optic community connect through an easy to use online portal. With membership you will receive invitations to free monthly webinars, post questions through our Q&A forum and watch videos from our ever growing library. For our students you can post your “resume” on our profile portal page so perspective employees can learn about you, your certifications and experiences. For our contractors looking to hire new technicians you can hire with confidence knowing students have been training and certified through TFS(The Fiber School). And finally membership pricing specials on hundreds of products on our website. The more you purchase the more you save. And all of this for less than $10/month*.’s membership program will save you time and money. Sign up is easy - just complete the form at and get started today. 

*Based on a yearly membership commitment of $95

To help get you started, take a look below at our suggested items from We don't just sell products, we design solutions!

Chris LaBonge, President

Fiber Optic Product, Training and Rental Solutions 

Show Off Your Industry Validation with Membership!
The first step in showing off your industry certification is by joining's Membership Program. Membership with will allow you to post your resume, look for jobs, and build your profile based on your achievements.

In addition to having access to all these great resources, Members will be elible to purchase items on the website at Members-only prices. Furthermore, Members can take advantage of various promotions throughout the year from Members-only newsletters. 

For less than $10 a month you have the previously mentioned membership benefits in addition to the ability to "Ask an Expert". Curious about which type of optical fiber to use for an upcoming job? Ask us! Not sure where to start with designing a network? Give us a shout - we are more than happy to help. These are the advantages of being a Member. Call your sales representative at 877-529-9114 or email to request a membership account.

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*Based on annual purchase of $95.00 Expands Their Curriculum is proud to announce the induction of OTDR Trace Analysis for Managers (TR-TAM) and Fiber Optic Network Design (TR-FND) to the course curriculum. 

OTDR Trace Analysis for Managers (TR-TAM) - $199
OTDR Trace Analysis for Managers is a one-day online class with live-instructor-led lecture and exercise to train managers in evaluating the traces they receive, allowing them to find potential issues that may create problems down the road.

Fiber Optic Network Design (TR-FND) - $1,350
Fiber Optic Network Design provides a detailed review of the major developments in basic layout network designs, including BUS, Star, Ring and Collapsed. System migrations and moving to future networks are also described. Fiber Optic Network Design training will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to design standard-compliant, reliable and cost effective fiber optic networks.

Trade In and Trade Up!
Send us your old fusion splicer and get $500 - $2,000* towards the purchase of any new splicer from is an authorized distributor for all major fusion splicer manufactures and will let you turn your outdated splicer into a brand new unit.

Upgrade to a core alignment or ribbon splicer with the latest technology and warranty. even offers a loaner package, so if something does go wrong with your unit, we will ship you another unit while your unit is being repaired!

*Based on inspection and condition.

Need more equipment for a short amount of time? Consider renting...
Need some equipment for an extra job and can’t afford the purchase? has everything you need from power meter/light source kits to splicers & OTDR’s. Our equipment is from major manufacturers such as EXFO, PRO, JDSU and AFL. Check out our rental website Remember if you don’t see what you are looking for just ask.

>>Renttele Website - Fiber Optic Equipment Rental Rental Promotion
Also now with every 1-month rental, get a PRO VFL-5 Visual Fault Locator FREE - a $135 Value!!!

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