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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30 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | JULY 2016 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST 3-GIS 256-560-0744 Key Products: Web-based mapping, network design and management tools and services Summary: 3-GIS Fiber Network Solutions is a browser- based, GIS fiber design and asset management system – a single-platform solution for fiber network design, construction output and tracking, and fiber asset management. Built on Esri's powerful ArcGIS Server platform, 3-GIS Fiber Network Solutions offers desktop and mobile tools for designing and documenting network assets during all phases of the network life cycle, including planning, design, construction and ongoing network management. e web-based architecture allows designers, field crew, project management staff and other stakeholders across an enterprise to access accurate, real-time information about the network. In 2015, the company formed a new business unit, 3-GIS Design Services, to provide consulting services to municipalities and network builders considering and deploying fiber-to-the-home networks. 3-GIS is headquartered in Decatur, Alabama. 3M Company / Communication Markets Division 800-426-8688 Key Products: Interconnection, connection protection, fiber management, fiber pathways for broadband networks Summary: 3M offers a full-fiber MDU broadband solution that makes deploying fiber quick and simple with minimal disruption to residents. 3M fiber pathways can be used in many different applications – from inside a single-family home to down the hallway of an apartment building – and work seamlessly with field-installable 3M fiber connectors. e new 3M Clear Track Fiber Pathway is virtually invisible, so broadband customers hardly know it's there. the telecommunications industry has relied on 3M products for more than 50 years. From enterprise to access to wireless, 3M draws upon more than 45 technology platforms to create customer-centric solutions for communications networks worldwide. 3M's Electronics and Energy segment, to which the Communication Markets Division belongs, posted net sales of $5.2 billion in 2015. Actiontec Electronics 408-752-7700 Key Products: Broadband CPE, FTTx, Wi-Fi, wireless network extenders and repeaters, home networking adapters and wireless display devices Summary: Actiontec's wireless and broadband solutions include broadband customer-premises equipment for "Five years after Google Fiber announced it was coming to Kansas City, I believe the gigabit fiber marketplace has finally matured to the point where cities of any size can now make gig-speed broadband a reality for their communities." – Bill Brungardt, Executive Vice President, BHC Rhodes FIBER AND FIBER CABLE These firms supply optical fiber for fiber access deployments. In this and subsequent tables, FTTH Top 100 companies are in bold. COMPANY NAME WEB ADDRESS AFL Clearfield CommScope Corning Optical Communications Dasan Networks/ Dasan Network Solutions Hexatronics Knet Lite Access Technologies Nexans OFS Optical Cable Corporation PPC Broadband Fiber ProLabs Prysmian Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Superior Essex Telect TeraSpan Timbercon

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