Broadband Communities

JUL 2016

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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JULY 2016 | www.broadbandcommunities.com | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | 25 offers engineering and network management services as well as software to support network operations. Biarri Networks uses an innovative approach to optimizing fiber network design. GigabitNow, operator of one of the oldest FTTH networks in the United States, has had recent success building and operating fiber broadband for multifamily communities in the Northwest. Rocket Fiber, a new service provider, is blazing its way across Detroit, connecting residential and commercial buildings with speeds up to 10 Gbps. And American Polywater Corporation makes decidedly un-glamorous products – lubricants and sealants – that are essential for fiber installation. SELECTION CRITERIA In selecting the FTTH Top 100, the editors looked for organizations that advance the cause of fiber-based broadband by • Deploying networks that are large or ambitious, have innovative business plans or are intended to transform local economies or improve communities' quality of life • Supplying key hardware, software or services to deployers • Introducing innovative technologies with game-changing potential, even if they have not yet been commercially deployed • Providing key conditions for fiber builds, such as early- stage support or demand aggregation. To be listed among the FTTH Top 100, an organization may be based anywhere in the world but must do business in North America. Except for broadband service providers, which are inherently local, we give preference to organizations that serve national rather than local markets. Overall size is unimportant, as is corporate form – in addition to for-profit companies, the list includes municipal providers, a telephone cooperative and several nonprofits, some of which include both public and private partners. Although some organizations on the list focus entirely on fiber to the premises or other fiber-based broadband technologies, most deliver or support a mix of broadband technologies. For some, broadband represents only a small part of their business. In making these selections, the editors considered how important the organizations are to advancing fiber broadband rather than how important broadband is to them. e FTTH Top 100 list was researched by Marianne Cotter, Rachel Ellner and Kassandra Kania and overseen by editor- in-chief Masha Zager, with recommendations and advice from editor-at-large Steve Ross. To nominate a company for next year's FTTH Top 100, email masha@bbcmag.com. FTTH COMPANIES AT A GLANCE Fiber and Fiber Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 30 Network Planning, Systems Integration, Design, Engineering, Construction, Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 33 Network Testing, Monitoring and Management Services . . . . . . . . . . | 36 Customer-Premises Equipment Other Than Network Interface Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 45 Network Management Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 46 Fiber-to-the-Home Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 49 Test and Measurement Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 53 Passive Components for FTTH Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 59 Optical LAN Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 60 Distributors of Fiber Optic Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 62 Network Planning and Design Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 63 FTTH Construction Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 68

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