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Verizon Method and Procedure Using the OFI-BIPM

Always perform fiber disconnects in according with the Verizon Safe Time policy.

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Every single fiber in our network carries vital services that our customers depend on every day. It is critical when performing any work activities that require the disconnecting of a fiber, that great care is taken to ensure there is no live traffic on that fiber. It is recommended that an Optical Fiber identifier (OFI) be used as the last step in the verification process to determine the presence of light (Traffic) on a fiber. If light is detected then the fiber must not be disconnected, and additional verifications should be conducted prior to moving forward with the required work activities.