Broadband Communities

MAY-JUN 2019

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M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 9 | w w w. b r o a d b a n d c o m m u n i t i e s . c o m | B R O A D B A N D C O M M U N I T I E S | 2 5 central oce – the brick-and-mortar facility where business and residential subscribers' lines connect to electronics. Sometimes referred to as the "core of the network," central oces house the technologies that drive services and applications. In OTTC's case, there are six central oces, each requiring corresponding connections for the new -ber installations outside. For their central oces, the Griswold family selected the Corning Centrix system because it delivers technician- friendly usability with industry-leading density – a critical consideration in the highly valuable real estate that is a central oce. Plus, with the Centrix system, OTTC can take a pay-as- you-grow approach, buying central oce connections only as individual subscribers sign up for service. "Our belief and trust in Corning's products have helped to ease our minds about giving OTTC customers the ultimate experience," says Paul Griswold. "Corning products are proven to work, and the people we work with make our experience even better." THE IMPACT Using the FlexNAP system allows OTTC to turn up customers at an impressive rate, enabling the -rst installation in just under three weeks. Even better, OTTC is now able to use Corning's innovations to deliver exceptional customer experiences, including same-day installations and the assurance of reliable, -ber-based connections. ‰is lightning-fast installation didn't just enable the company to turn up subscribers fast; OTTC estimates that the FlexNAP system has saved its business more than $180,000 per service area in materials and labor, as compared with traditional construction methods. "‰e FlexNAP system increases our agility in a competitive -eld. We are able to plan our builds in a methodical and organized manner, yet we have "exibility to react to unique situations that would require us to open a service area within days instead of months. We surprised a lot of people when we had our -rst customer lit in three weeks. We just recently celebrated our 100th install in 91 days," says Brenden Griswold, the operations coordinator. "From a project management point of view, working with the Centrix and FlexNAP systems is a dream for scheduling and coordination. We are no longer dependent on splicing contractors once the -ber goes up." Deploying -ber locally to the people and businesses OTTC serves in upstate New York is doing more than preparing networks to deliver next-gen services: OTTC's current leadership is leveraging technology so future generations of the Griswold family can continue delivering state-of-the- art services and applications to future generations of subscribers. "‰e ability for us to get our -ber network up and running quickly and eciently is what drove us to work with Corning," says Paul Griswold. "Reliable products that work seamlessly together allow us to focus on the bigger picture." Y Alyson Moore is manager of North America marketing for Corning Optical Communications. To learn more, visit www.corning.com/community- broadband. Connect with Alyson by emailing Alyson.Moore@corning.com. Some buildings on Main Street in Trumansburg appear much as they did during the late 19th century. Photo credit: Jerey Foote Photography

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