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Chuck Collins has worked with fiber optic cable for years, and started his own business, in 2008. Brian Basham/Tribune

DL man is all about fiber optic systems

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Chuck Collins may be one of the few people in town who not only know what an optical time-domain reflectometer, is, but knows how to use one.

For Collins, a Detroit Lakes native who splices and tests fiber optic cable, the optical time-domain reflectometer, or OTDR for short, is a tool of the trade.

He uses it to check his finished work and ensure the quality of his splices.

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