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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68 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | JULY 2016 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST large network providers, and more than 200 community test beds. As coordinator and incubator of this ecosystem, US Ignite is driving new business opportunities and accelerating U.S. leadership in the adoption of ultra-fast broadband and software-defined networks in communities nationwide. Vantage Point Solutions www.vantagepnt.com 605-995-1777 Key Products: Telecom engineering and consulting services Summary: Vantage Point Solutions (VPS) provides engineering and consulting services to broadband wireless and wireline providers. With a staff of more than 200, VPS has enormous depth and expertise in broadband engineering, financial analysis and regulatory services. Services include professional engineering, outside-plant engineering, strategic planning, technology evaluations, network architecture design, and regulatory and feasibility studies. VPS also developed the popular Remote Assistant, a cloud-based home monitoring service that providers can private label to allow their customers to control door locks, lighting, thermostats, cameras and other devices. VPS deploys FTTP, wireless, data and transport networks as well as IPv6 network transitions and IPTV implementations. Verizon Communications / Verizon Enhanced Communities www.verizon.com; www.verizon.com/communities Key Products: Internet, video and digital voice services over a fiber optic network Summary: Verizon delivers broadband and other communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. e largest FTTH provider in the United States, it provides converged communications, information and entertainment services in the United States and integrated business solutions in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with almost $132 billion in 2015 revenues (30 percent from wireline services), Verizon employed 177,700 people worldwide at the end of 2015. Fios Quantum Internet, the company's flagship service, offers connection speeds up to 500 Mbps symmetrical, and Fios Quantum TV offers the ability to record up to 12 shows at the same time and up to 200 hours of HD recording capacity. Verizon Enhanced Communities works with property owners, property managers and businesses to serve multifamily residential, multitenant commercial and mixed-use communities with high-bandwidth internet, TV and phone services. In June 2015, Verizon bought AOL, acquiring a mobile advertising platform as well as popular online content such as the Huffington Post, Engadget and TechCrunch. It also launched a mobile-first social entertainment platform called go90, with content aimed at millennials. As of the end of 2015, Verizon's FTTH network, Fios, had 7 million internet subscribers and 5.8 million video subscribers, with revenue totaling roughly $15 billion. However, in April 2016, Verizon sold all residential and small-business wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications, transferring approximately 1.6 million Fios internet subscribers and 1.2 million Fios video subscribers to Frontier. In April 2016, Verizon announced a partnership with the city of Boston to build out the Fios network in Boston. Vermeer www.vermeer.com 641-628-3141; 888-837-6337 Key Products: Horizontal directional drilling equipment; utility and pedestrian trenchers and plows Summary: Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, and selling worldwide, Vermeer manufactures underground installation equipment. Its involvement in fiber optic installation began in 1991 with the launch of its Navigator horizontal directional drill product line, which can install communications lines underground without excavating or trenching, minimizing environmental disruption and helping reduce labor costs in fiber deployments. In 2010, Vermeer introduced a microtrenching system that allows installation of fiber lines into a roadway in one quick, efficient pass. Recent introductions include the S3 generation of directional drills in which speed, simplicity and sound are trademarks of the product line. Each S3 model was redesigned based on customer input to achieve sound reductions, enhanced speed and a simplified design. Privately owned, Vermeer was founded in 1948. Viavi Solutions www.viavisolutions.com 408-404-3600 FTTH CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT These companies provide equipment for trenching, boring, microtrenching, blowing fiber and other construction tasks. COMPANY NAME WEB ADDRESS Condux www.condux.com Ditch Witch www.ditchwitch.com Fremco www.fiberblowingmachines.com General Machine Products www.gmptools.com Hexatronics www.hexatronics.com Knet www.e-knet.com Lite Access www.liteaccess.com Rivard www.rivard-international.com Sumitomo Electric Lightwave www.sumitomoelectric.com Trench'N edge www.trenchnedge.com Vermeer www.vermeer.com

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