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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50 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | JULY 2016 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST Graybar 800-GRAYBAR (472-9227) Key Products: PON electronics, optical transport, fiber cabinets/enclosures, single-mode fiber optic cable, fiber splice closures and pedestals, DC power, outdoor fiber terminals, FTTx drop cable, hardened multiservice terminals Summary: Graybar specializes in supply-chain management services – getting the right parts to the right places at the right time so construction moves ahead and inventory doesn't pile up in warehouses. e company is a leading North American distributor of components, equipment and materials for telecommunications and other industries. FTTH and related solutions represent a significant portion of its broadband business. Independent telephone companies, competitive phone companies, municipalities, RUS plow contractors, wireless backhaul providers, central-office contractors and cable companies all depend on Graybar. Founded in 1869 as Gray and Barton, today Graybar sells thousands of items from leading manufacturers; its value-added services include kitting and integrated solutions. A Fortune 500 company with gross sales of $6.1 billion in 2015, Graybar employs more than 8,250 people at more than 260 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. It is one of North America's largest and oldest employee-owned companies. GVTC Communications 800-367-4882 Key Products: Video, high-speed Internet with 1 Gbps availability, security monitoring, local and long-distance telephone, advanced data services, Wi-Fi, Ethernet backhaul Summary: A large telephone cooperative based outside San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country, GVTC made a name for itself through its aggressive rollout of fiber to the home and close collaboration with the economic development agencies that use its fiber network to recruit and retain businesses. rough a fiber network spanning more than 2,200 miles, GVTC delivers fast broadband, phone, cable TV and security monitoring products to residential customers. e company also offers an array of communications solutions to business and enterprise customers. In 2016, the company capitalized on its fiber network expertise to launch its wholesale Ethernet services business. GVTC now sells Ethernet access services, Ethernet transport service and fiber to the tower (FTTT) to customers that require reliable access to metro and remote markets in Central and South Texas, Dallas, Houston and Mexico. GVTC leveraged its fiber assets, along with partnerships that include regional telephone companies, fiber segment providers and metro fiber providers, to create its wholesale network. In addition to its 1 Gbps Internet services, GVTC recently rolled out its SpeedSync symmetrical broadband product to residential customers with speeds up to 100/100 Mbps. e company is in the process of completing its FTTH expansion in the city of Boerne. e project is part of an agreement between Boerne and GVTC to bring fiber access throughout its city limits by 2017. Revenue for 2015 was $95.6 million. Henkels & McCoy Group 215-283-7600 Key Products: Planning, design, engineering, project management, operations management, construction and installation of wireline and wireless communications networks Summary: Henkels & McCoy Group, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, is a large, privately held, diversified engineering, construction and project management firm. It provides critical infrastructure for the communications, power, natural gas and pipeline industries. In the telecommunications sector, HMG works with carriers, utilities, enterprises and all levels of government. HMG has been involved in FTTH projects from the beginning, performing feasibility studies, project management, construction management, implementation of outside plant and inside plant, and underground and aerial construction. is year, HMG reorganized its corporate structure, splitting design and post-construction services into separate companies. HMI Services, through its subsidiary companies HMI Technical Solutions and HMI Communications, provides solutions to the utility infrastructure industries in new "FTTH networks are driving much-needed change to the benefit of communities." – Boni Botha, Chief Sales Officer, Biarri Networks

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