Broadband Communities

AUG-SEP 2015

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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58 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2015 COMMUNITY BROADBAND SPOTLIGHT Companies Whose Offerings Support Fiber for the New Economy Calix W: Calix is a global leader in access innovation and North America's leading provider of fber access solutions, systems, software and services. Municipalities and utilities worldwide leverage Calix fber access expertise to become the broadband service providers of choice to their subscribers. Visit for more information. Charles Industries P: 847-806-8300 W: Charles Industries' "Innovative Enclosed Solutions" play a vital role in protecting the infrastructure assets of the fber networks that form the backbone of the new economy. Service providers rely on Charles fber pedestals, terminals, enclosures, interconnects and cross-connects to house and protect fber splice and drop points along the entire distribution network. With a wide array of both indoor and outdoor solutions, Charles' fber enclosures protect the routers, multiplexers, radios, smart meters, battery backup systems and other essential wireline and wireless network elements of new economy communications systems. Charles CUBE metallic enclosures, CFBT/CFIT building terminals, CFRS rack solutions, nonmetallic CDFP/BDO distribution pedestals, CFXC cross-connects and CFIT- Flex universal enclosures together provide a full line of environmentally protected solutions for deploying fber in both outside plant and in-building environments. Charles designs each solution for compactness, fexibility in fber splicing methods and materials, reliability, ease of deployment and lowest life cycle cost. Clearfeld P: 800-422-2537 W: Looking for a better way to consolidate, protect and distribute fber? Clearfeld's approach to fber management promises scalable deployment, craft-friendly operation and unsurpassed performance. Plug-and-play solutions are called upon to reduce labor at the time of installation. But traditional plug-and-play solutions put an added burden on network design, requiring extensive site engineering to ensure proper lengths are called out. Te new frontier in plug-and-play is Clearfeld's labor-lite technologies that are more forgiving in the required pre-engineering. Labor-lite products take the reduced need for labor and skill level needed all the way back to the pre-engineering stage. Laying out the backbone of the network with Clearfeld's FieldShield Pushable Fiber, FieldShield StrongFiber (the industry's frst

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