The Fiber Network Technician sets up cable, internet, phones and other telecommunications equipment for multiple service providers. They often service businesses, schools, homes and other locations. Technicians maintain and fix cable installations as needed to keep them in working condition. Fiber technicians install and repair the cable lines that transmit television and internet data for a client’s private and public use. Due to the requirements and duties of the position, these technicians are often referred to as fiber network field technician and fiber optic network technicians. Fiber networks, a mission-critical technology, utilize thread and glass as a means of transmitting data. Optical fiber offers a much larger digital data transmission capacity than metal cables.
At times, Fiber technicians work at a client designated location. They work in an array of buildings, from small to multi-story office buildings. Large telecom companies that provide highly specialized backbone network services often hire these technicians. Technicians add to existing cable lines. They execute maintenance on existing cable, along with evaluating and restoring older and out-of-service cables. Technicians perform other fixes as needed. Technicians also maintain and install network systems for secured lines and outline solutions for the issues that impair the normal operation of services. Technicians use fiber optic materials to connect customers to the wide area network. They also set up router and telecom equipment and connect them to the client network.