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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, Fourth Edition by Bill Woodward, Andrew Oliviero

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Chapter 31. Cable Installation and Hardware

Under the right conditions, an optical fiber will carry light great distances almost instantly. If the cable is not installed properly, though, the light it is supposed to carry may not even travel from one part of an office building to another.

Proper installation depends on a thorough knowledge of the strengths and limits of a fiber-optic cable, as well as the methods for protecting the cable from damage both during the installation and over its lifetime. The cable must endure the pulling force that is necessary for it to be put in place; environmental conditions that threaten to freeze, soak, or otherwise damage it; and the daily stresses that result from its location or position.

The rules governing ...

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