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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54 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | JULY 2016 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST Summary: Headquartered in Faribault, Minnesota, KGP Logistics is one of the largest single-source, value-added suppliers of supply-chain services, communications equipment and integrated solutions to the U.S. telecommunications industry. With a diverse customer base, a national logistics network and a portfolio of manufacturer partnerships, the company is positioned to provide unique products and services to the communications market. Ledcor Technical Services 512-275-3520 Key Products: Turnkey communications solutions, including design, engineering, sales, construction and maintenance of wireless and wireline terrestrial networks, submarine networks, outside and inside plant and FTTx Summary: Ledcor, in business since 1947, is a diversified construction company that has been building communications networks since 1979. It has built more than 45,000 miles of fiber across North America, including the United States' first full-standard GPON networks (in Oregon a decade ago, for which it won a Broad B and Communities Cornerstone Award) and Canada's first transcontinental fiber trunk. e company employs more than 6,500 people in 30 offices around North America; the communications division alone employs more than 900 technicians and has handled 3 million service orders since 2008. Ledcor has played a major role in two large, pioneering, public-private communications partnerships in the past two years: the Mackenzie Valley Fiber Link (Northwest Territories of Canada) and the Kentucky Next Generation Information Highway. Ledcor is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. e U.S. operations head office for its communications division is in Pflugerville, Texas. Leviton Manufacturing 718-229-4040 Key Products: Premises wiring, outside plant, central-office solutions and home automation products Summary: Leviton Manufacturing supplies secure, high- bandwidth fiber and copper connectivity solutions for enterprise, data center and service provider networks. Residential customers use Leviton's lighting controls, wiring devices and home automation products, which allow homeowners to create smart living environments that deliver energy savings, safety and convenience. e company has more than 20 years of experience developing solutions for high-speed networks and offers a full line of custom- configurable products along with layout and design support services for data centers. e company's online configurator allows users to customize enclosures, copper and fiber cable assemblies, copper patch cords and power distribution units to meet their network needs. Privately held and based in Melville, New York, Leviton has a portfolio of more than 25,000 products and 600 patents, employs more than 7,000 people and has sales in 80 countries. LUS Fiber 337-993-4237 Key Products: Video service, including IPTV; local and long distance phone service; internet access with a community intranet, all delivered over an FTTH network Summary: LUS demonstrates that super-fast, community- owned networks can be financially successful. e only community-owned, all fiber optic network in Louisiana, LUS Fiber offers 2 Gbps residential internet access in select areas. e remaining areas can access symmetrical 1 Gbps service, making Lafayette a member of an elite group of U.S. cities. LUS also offers gigabit intranet speeds with all tiers of internet service. LUS Fiber, operated by the Lafayette Utilities System, a department of the municipal government, became cash-flow positive in 2012, four years after operations started. Standard & Poor's recently raised its revenue bond rating to A+. In the past two years, three high-tech companies have committed to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to the community, with total new wages exceeding $60 million per "The FTTH industry is bright! The business case for FTTH continues to improve as deployment costs decline and consumer appetite for next- generation broadband applications grows." – Bob Whitman, Vice President of Market Development, Corning Optical Communications

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