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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44 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | JULY 2016 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST CTC Technology & Energy www.ctcnet.us 301-933-1488 Key Products: Fiber and wireless broadband network design, engineering, assessment and implementation Summary: A technology and energy consulting firm, CTC provides business and engineering consulting services for public sector and nonprofit clients. Its expertise includes feasibility analysis, strategic planning, business plan development, market assessment, network design and engineering, RFP preparation, grant applications and negotiations with private sector partners. CTC currently provides fiber engineering and network financial planning services to the cities of Atlanta; Boston; Boulder, Colorado; Lexington, Kentucky; Madison, Wisconsin; Palo Alto, California.; San Francisco; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. CTC played a key role in helping negotiate public-private partnerships for FTTP network expansion on behalf of the cities of Santa Cruz, California; and Westminster, Maryand; for the coalition comprising the cities of Urbana and Champaign and the University of Illinois; and for an innovative fixed wireless broadband network in rural Garrett County, Maryland. CTC also provides strategic broadband guidance to the states of Kentucky, New Mexico, Massachusetts, New York and Delaware. Founded in 1983, CTC is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and has satellite offices in many other states. Dasan Networks/Dasan Network Solutions www.dasannetworks.com/en 770-674-0302 Key Products: Access network equipment, including FTTP, Carrier Ethernet, edge and aggregation Layer-2 and Layer-3 switching, and triple-play solutions for single- family, multifamily and business applications Summary: Based in Seoul, South Korea, with a U.S. headquarters in Suwanee, Georgia, Dasan Networks offers technologies for carrier, enterprise, utility, government, hospitality and mobile backhaul networks and applications. Dasan's FTTP solutions have been deployed to more than 30 million subscribers. Solutions for gigabit internet services include GPON, active Ethernet, NG-PON2 (next generation- passive optical network), which uses existing optical cables to deliver speeds up to 40 Gbps, and 10 GEPON, with line speeds of 10 Gbps. Dasan supplies such major service providers as Korea Telecom, SK Telecom, SoftBank Broadband, BSNL and Chunghwa Telecom. U.S. customers include New Knoxville Telephone, Horry Telephone, Benton Ridge Telephone, US Sonet and Hometown Cable. Dasan is pursuing a merger and acquisition involving Zhone Technologies, an American-based telecommunications equipment provider. Zhone will acquire Dasan Network Solutions from Dasan Networks and, in exchange, will issue common stock to Dasan Networks representing 58 percent of the combined company. e existing stockholders of Zhone will retain 42 percent of the combined company. e combined company will be called Dasan Zhone Solutions Inc. After the merger, Dasan Networks will be the seventh-largest provider of broadband access equipment and the sixth-largest provider of GPON equipment. Dasan Networks reported revenue of approximately $230 million in 2015. Deep Fiber Solutions www.deepfibersolutions.com 404-664-0639 Key Products: Turnkey service for replacing coax with fiber, including span qualification, coax core ejection, fiber blowing and fiber splicing Summary: As cable operators extend fiber deeper into their networks and begin building fiber all the way to the home, they look for new ways to reduce deployment costs. Deep Fiber Solutions, based in Roswell, Georgia, offers a cable conversion service that removes the dielectric core from existing coaxial cable and replaces it with fiber optic infrastructure, dramatically faster and at substantially lower cost than traditional missiling, boring and trenching. Other services include temporary cable installation and optical network terminal installation. Founded in 2013 by cable industry veterans, Deep Fiber Solutions holds the exclusive U.S. patent license on a coax core ejection technology that is beginning to be widely used in the United States in both single-family and multifamily areas. Clients include several large and small cable operators across the United States. Design Nine www.designnine.com 540-951-4400 Key Products: Broadband planning and feasibility studies, network business and financial planning, broadband project management, broadband network design, network buildout, network operations Summary: e broadband planning and network design firm Design Nine is well known for its expertise in – and commitment to – local transport networks and open-access networks. Open-access networks it has planned and designed include Bozeman, Montana's fiber network; Palm Coast FiberNET in Florida; nDanville, Rockbridge and Wired Road in Virginia; FastRoads in New Hampshire; AccessEagan in Minnesota; and Charles City County in Virginia. Design Nine's services include fiber and wireless network design, grant-writing assistance, needs assessment, broadband network buildout assistance, financial modeling, business planning, legal and organizational design of community-owned broadband systems and project management. Design Nine's subsidiary, WideOpen Networks, manages community- owned and private-sector networks, providing network

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