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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JULY 2016 | | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | 61 fiber; gel-free Fortex loose tube, AccuRibbon ribbon and PowerGuide ADSS fiber cables; end-to-end fiber connectivity, optical splitter and fiber management solutions; fusion splicers and several MDU deployment solutions. e professional services group helps optimize network designs. Recent product launches included three new additions to the InvisiLight line: a drop solution, a wall plate and a compact adapter module. Headquartered near Atlanta, OFS is a global provider with facilities in North America, Europe and the Middle East and sales offices around the world. Furukawa Electric reported revenue of about $1.4 billion for its telecommunications group for the fiscal year ending March 2016. On Trac Inc. 423-317-0009 Key Products: FTTH splicing, FTTH residential and commercial installation, mainline fiber splicing, MDU network design and installation, structured cabling, consulting, project management, warehousing, back-office structure Summary: Based in East Tennessee, On Trac provides telecommunications services and special projects to network operators nationwide. Its core services are FTTH splicing and FTTH installation. Additional services include consulting; project management; training, service and repair; materials management and warehousing; scheduling processes and back-office structure. Clients include municipal network operators, cooperatives and privately owned operators. On Trac serves ongoing FTTH deployments for Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Dalton Utilities, GVTC, LUS Fiber, Google Fiber, C Spire and Longmont Power & Communications. To date, On Trac has connected more than 250,000 FTTH installations while also performing outside- plant work that includes aerial drops, underground drops, mainline fiber splicing and bidirectional testing. OneCommunity 216-923-2200 Key Products: Promoting the digital economy in Northeast Ohio Summary: e nonprofit organization OneCommunity, founded in 2003 as OneCleveland, built and operated a state-of-the-art fiber optic network to connect Northeast Ohio's universities, schools, hospitals, cultural institutions, social service organizations and government agencies. e OneCommunity network was in many ways the prototype for the BTOP model of an open-access, middle-mile network connecting anchor institutions. e network now covers more than 2,500 route-miles, connecting some 1,800 facilities and organizations in 24 counties. OneCommunity also collaborated with the city of Cleveland to install the nation's first commercially available metropolitan 100 gigabit network through Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor to University Circle – a project funded by the Economic Development Administration, the city of Cleveland and OneCommunity. In 2014, OneCommunity launched Everstream as a for- profit subsidiary to serve the high-speed networking needs of enterprise businesses throughout Northeast Ohio. In 2015, the private equity firm M/C Partners agreed to make a $50 million investment in Everstream, giving it majority ownership of Everstream. OneCommunity transferred the majority of its fiber assets to Everstream and now focuses on its mission of growing a digital economy and improving the quality of life in Northeast Ohio. Pacific Broadband Networks 888-339-8805 Key Products: Optical broadband access products and network solutions, including active Ethernet, EPON and RFoG equipment for central offices and customer premises; network management and provisioning software Summary: To help operators bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies, Pacific Broadband Networks (PBN) supplies advanced optical broadband access products and network solutions. Its headend equipment and network management and access products are suitable for HFC, FTTH, RFoG, Ethernet and DOCSIS applications. In the last year, PBN introduced netWatch, a platform for monitoring, maintaining and troubleshooting HFC networks and plant quality. PBN also partnered with Technetix to deliver its access platform to Tier-1 MSOs in North America and Europe. Customers include major telcos and MSOs that serve tens of millions of subscribers around the world. Recent deployments include GIB, the owner of Flashcable, an ISP near Zurich, Switzerland; Energie AG Oberösterreich in Austria; KOMNEXX in Germany; Arizona State University in Phoenix; NuLink Digital in Georgia; and SuperVision, an affiliate of YukonTel, in Alaska. PBN has research and development facilities in Melbourne and Beijing and offices in Australia, China, Europe and the Americas. PBN is also well represented by channel partners globally. Pavlov Media 800-677-6812

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