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Month: March 2017

Completion Testing and Troubleshooting ?>

Completion Testing and Troubleshooting

A local municipality set out to repair a fiber cable that was damaged in an underground conduit.  In order to restore the communications, the damaged mid-section was cut and removed from the conduit, replaced with a new cable, and fusion spliced to the original cable on both ends.  Testing with an OTDR verified the fusion splices were good. However the test revealed that one of the spare fibers had a bad termination and would not have passed light. The loss…

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