Fiber-to-the-home leaders and innovators for 2016



Fiber-to-the-home leaders and innovators for 2016
Fiber-to-the-home leaders and innovators for 2016
A BBC Staff Report
Building a Fiber-Connected World” is
the tagline of Broadband Communities
magazine, and each year the FTTH Top
100 list recognizes organizations that lead the
way in this arena. During the last year, the
“game of gigs” that began with Google Fiber’s
Kansas City deployment continued apace, and
the editors had plenty of Top 100 candidates to
choose from.
As in previous years, the FTTH Top 100
list represents many niches in the complex
fiber-to-the-home ecosystem. Optical fiber and
fiber cables; passive equipment for connecting,
protecting and managing fiber; and active
American Polywater Corp.
Biarri Networks
CHR Solutions
Deep Fiber Solutions
Rocket Fiber
equipment for sending and receiving signals
over fiber are the most basic components
of an FTTH network, along with software
for planning, setting up and managing
networks and for provisioning and billing
fiber services. The list contains many companies
that design, manufacture and distribute these
essential products.
To put all these pieces together requires
firms that finance, plan, design, engineer,
construct and install fiber optic networks
as well as equipment for digging, pushing,
pulling and attaching fiber. These, too, are
represented on the list. The list also includes a
variety of organizations that advocate for better
broadband or create the conditions that make
FTTH more profitable.
Finally, there wouldn’t be any fiber to the
home if not for the network owners – large
and small, private and public, incumbent and
competitive – that invest in networks, decide
what and where to build, operate networks and
deliver services.
Companies newly added or reinstated to
the list represent many parts of this ecosystem.
Bechtel and Ledcor are large construction firms
that have a renewed focus on fiber networks.
Deep Fiber Solutions offers a specialized
service that speeds the conversion of cable to
fiber networks – critically important as cable
providers build fiber closer to customers’ homes
or all the way to the home. CHR Solutions
offers engineering and network
management services as well as
software to support network operations.
Biarri Networks uses an innovative
approach to optimizing fiber network
design. GigabitNow, operator of one
of the oldest FTTH networks in the
United States, has had recent success
building and operating fiber broadband
for multifamily communities in the
Northwest. Rocket Fiber, a new service
provider, is blazing its way across
Detroit, connecting residential and
commercial buildings with speeds
up to 10 Gbps. And American
Polywater Corporation makes decidedly
un-glamorous products – lubricants
and sealants – that are essential for
fiber installation.
Fiber and Fiber Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 30
Network Planning, Systems Integration, Design, Engineering,
Construction, Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 33
Network Testing, Monitoring and Management Services . . . . . . . . . . . | 36
Customer-Premises Equipment Other
Than Network Interface Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 45
Network Management Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 46
Fiber-to-the-Home Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 49
Test and Measurement Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 53
Passive Components for FTTH Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 59
Optical LAN Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 60
Distributors of Fiber Optic Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 62
Network Planning and Design Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 63
FTTH Construction Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 68
In selecting the FTTH Top 100, the
editors looked for organizations that
advance the cause of fiber-based broadband by
editor-at-large Steve Ross. To nominate a company for next year’s
FTTH Top 100, email [email protected]
• Deploying networks that are large or ambitious, have
innovative business plans or are intended to transform
local economies or improve communities’ quality of life
• Supplying key hardware, software or services to deployers
• Introducing innovative technologies with game-changing
potential, even if they have not yet been commercially
• Providing key conditions for fiber builds, such as earlystage support or demand aggregation.
To be listed among the FTTH Top 100, an organization
may be based anywhere in the world but must do business
in North America. Except for broadband service providers,
which are inherently local, we give preference to organizations
that serve national rather than local markets. Overall size is
unimportant, as is corporate form – in addition to for-profit
companies, the list includes municipal providers, a telephone
cooperative and several nonprofits, some of which include
both public and private partners.
Although some organizations on the list focus entirely
on fiber to the premises or other fiber-based broadband
technologies, most deliver or support a mix of broadband
technologies. For some, broadband represents only a small
part of their business. In making these selections, the editors
considered how important the organizations are to advancing
fiber broadband rather than how important broadband is
to them.
The FTTH Top 100 list was researched by Marianne Cotter,
Rachel Ellner and Kassandra Kania and overseen by editorin-chief Masha Zager, with recommendations and advice from
3M Company / Communication
Markets Division
Actiontec Electronics
Advanced Media Technologies
Fiber network design and mapping software
Interconnection, connection protection, fiber management, fiber
pathways for broadband networks
Broadband customer-premises equipment
Solutions for FTTH, Carrier Ethernet, packet optical transport, mobile
backhaul, service migration and service management
954-427-5711; Distributor of fiber optic transmission equipment, headends, IP and
888-293-5856 QAM set-top boxes, cable modems
864-433-0333; Fiber optic cable, fiber and copper interconnect products, optical
800-235-3423 connectivity, outside-plant hardware, fusion splicers, test equipment,
training, design, engineering, integration
Allied Telesis
Alpha Technologies
American Polywater Corporation
Anritsu Company
AT&T /
AT&T Connected Communities
Atlantic Engineering Group
GPON, EPON and wireless network solutions and services for service
providers, enterprises and home networks
800-322-5742; Power systems for broadband communications
Cable pulling lubes, cleaners and sealants
Network test and measurement instruments; microwave, optical and
RF components; service assurance solutions
678-473-2000; Optical and RF equipment, including RFoG, for HFC and fiber networks;
866-362-7747 modems and gateways; software for remote workforce management
and network management
Broadband internet, TV and voice services;
Design and field engineering, aerial and underground construction and
professional services for FTTH and smart-grid networks
Baller, Stokes & Lide PC
Legal services, public policy advocacy
Engineering, procurement, construction and project management
Planning, design and construction of FTTx projects
Biarri Networks
Fiber optic network design software and services
Black & Veatch
Consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program
management services
Blandin Foundation
Grant making, community leadership development and public policy
C Spire / C Spire Fiber
Voice, video and internet access delivered over a fiber-to-the-home
BHC Rhodes
Regulatory, engineering, marketing, and strategy and planning
Data, voice, video, managed services, cloud and hosted IT solutions
Fiber optic distribution enclosures and cabinets, fiber aggregation and
demarcation interconnects and hubs, fiber cross-connects
CHR Solutions
Network engineering, software for telecom providers, managed services
Cincinnati Bell; www.
Telephone, data, video, wireless and information technology solutions
Cisco Systems
FTTH hardware, set-top boxes, cable modems, headends, network
management systems
Charles Industries
707-766-3000; Fiber access solutions for residential and business services, network
877-766-3500 and services management software, value-added software as a service
Comcast Cable /
XFINITY Communities
Corning / Corning Optical
COS Systems
763-476-6866; Fiber distribution and protection systems for inside plant, outside
800-422-2537 plant and access networks; www.
High-speed internet, video and voice services over cable and FTTH
828-324-2200; FTTH electronics; cable and connectivity products
800-982-1708; www.
Optical fiber, optical fiber cable, fiber cabinets and splitters, fiber
connectors, terminals, MDU products
Demand aggregation software, BSS/OSS for managing open-access
fiber networks
Cox Communications
High-speed internet, video, voice and home security services
CTC Technology & Energy
Fiber and wireless broadband network design, engineering,
assessment and implementation
Dasan Networks /
Dasan Network Solutions
Access network equipment, Carrier Ethernet
Deep Fiber Solutions
Turnkey service for replacing coax with fiber, including span
qualification, coax coring, fiber blowing and fiber splicing
Design Nine
Broadband planning, design and project management; network
Ditch Witch
Construction equipment for laying fiber
Conduit, cable-in-conduit, microducts and accessories
Dycom Industries
Engineering, construction, maintenance and installation services for
telecommunications providers
EPB Fiber Optics
Voice, video, data and smart-grid services provided over a fiber optic
ETI Software Solutions
770-242-3620; Software products that manage broadband service fulfillment,
800-332-1078 activation and revenue assurance
418-683-0211; Telecom test and service assurance solutions
Fiberdyne Labs
Optical passive devices, fiber optic cable assemblies, termination boxes,
MPO cables and cassettes
Finley Engineering
Network design and engineering services
Multivendor core, access and wireless network equipment; network
management software solutions; end-to-end multivendor network
project integration; other professional services
Planning, design, construction, operation and support of gigabit fiberto-the-home networks
Subscriber management, billing, provisioning and workforce
management software
Google Fiber
PON electronics, optical transport, fiber cabinets/enclosures, singlemode fiber optic cable, fiber splice closures and pedestals, DC power,
outdoor fiber terminals, FTTx drop cable, hardened MSTs
GVTC Communications
Video, high-speed internet with 1 Gbps availability, security
monitoring, local and long-distance telephone, advanced data services,
Wi-Fi, Ethernet backhaul
Henkels & McCoy Group
Planning, design, engineering, project management, construction and
installation of wireline and wireless communications networks
Fujitsu Network Communications
Voice, video and gigabit internet services delivered over FTTH networks
Hiawatha Broadband
Hotwire Communications
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Voice, video, data and wireless services over high-speed networks
Data, voice and video services delivered over fiber-to-the-home
Telecommunications network design for multifamily buildings,
technology amenity engineering; www.
Broadband policy research and municipal broadband advocacy
Telecommunications strategies for municipalities, campuses,
developments and businesses
Optical network terminals, residential gateways
Products for FTTH, including outside plant, central office, DAS,
transmission and customer premises; supply-chain and distribution
Design, engineering, sales, construction and maintenance of wireless
and wireline networks
Leviton Manufacturing
Premises wiring, outside plant, central-office solutions and home
automation products
LUS Fiber
Voice, video and data services delivered over an FTTH network
Macquarie Group
Project development and equity investment, financial advisory, debt
arranging, lending and funds management services
Magellan Advisors
Broadband and telecom planning, deployment and management
Mapcom Systems
Visual operations system software, database administration, workforce
management tools, training and consulting
FTTx deployment, outside-plant cabling, inside-plant construction
and installation, joint trench systems, splicing and testing, systems
integration, ongoing maintenance
Fabric innerduct, conduit technology
Michels Corporation
Fiber optic network construction, including outside-plant construction,
structured cabling and fiber splicing and testing
Mid-State Consultants
Communications engineering services
Distributor of fiber optic products for end-to-end communications
solutions; VoIP services
Fiber distribution and cable management solutions; network power
supplies, enclosures and cabinets; MDU enclosures; raceways and
NEO Connect
Consulting, design and engineering for middle-mile and FTTH
Equipment for fixed and mobile broadband access, IP routing
and optical networks; software and services to optimize network
770-798-5555; Optical fiber, optical cable, fiber management and connectivity
888-342-3743 products for homes, businesses and MDUs; splicers; network design
On Trac
FTTx consulting, design, installation and splicing services
Fiber optic connectivity for anchor institutions and enterprises
KGP Logistics
Pacific Broadband Networks
FTTH electronics, software for network management and provisioning
Pavlov Media
Internet, video and voice services; secure home networking for
apartment units
Power & Tel
Fiber optic and cable products, optical networking electronics, test
gear, IPTV, home networking solutions
PPC Broadband Fiber
Armored polymer microduct and fiber cables for FTTH and MDU
Preformed Line Products
Cable anchoring and control hardware and systems, fiber optic and
copper splice closures, high-speed cross-connect devices
Prysmian Group
803-951-4800; Optical fiber and telecommunications cables
Pulse Broadband
Fiber network and FTTH planning, design, construction management,
provisioning, billing, customer care, video programming services and
operations management
High-speed internet access
Telecommunications infrastructure services, including structured
cabling; engineer, furnish and install services; design and engineering
Rocket Fiber
Smithville Communications /
Smithville Telecom /
Smithville Fiber
812-876-2211; High-speed internet, IPTV, voice, managed services, cellular, home
800-742-4084 automation and security services, cloud services, big data support,
videoconferencing, consulting services for broadband-supported
economic development
Gigabit fiber and DSL internet access, residential and business voice
service, co-location, business networking
Superior Essex
Premises and outside-plant fiber and copper cable products;
FTTH closures
Fiber enclosure systems; home networking solutions; structured wiring
media panel enclosures and modules; high-speed panels and frames
Team Fishel
Tucows / Ting
US Ignite
Vantage Point Solutions
Verizon Communications /
Verizon Enhanced Communities
Vermeer Corporation
Viavi Solutions
Walker and Associates
614-274-8100; Network design, engineering, construction, installation and
800-347-4351 maintenance services
Fiber optic and copper connectivity solutions, network power
management, equipment racks and cabinets, cable management
Gigabit internet access
Coordinating development and testing of next-generation broadband
Telecom engineering and consulting services;
Internet, TV and digital voice services
641-628-3141; Horizontal directional drilling equipment; utility and pedestrian
888-837-6337 trenchers and plows
Network optimization and test equipment
Products and services for deploying communications networks
Zhone Technologies
510-777-7000; Equipment for all-IP multiservice broadband access, including
877-946-6320 integration of FTTx, Ethernet in the First Mile and wireless access
ZyXEL Communications
714-632-0882; Customer-premises equipment and Ethernet switches for FTTH and
800-255-4101 FTTN networks
“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
Key Products: Web-based mapping, network design and
management tools and services
Summary: 3-GIS Fiber Network Solutions is a browserbased, 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
These firms supply optical fiber for fiber access deployments.
In this and subsequent tables, FTTH Top 100 companies are in bold.
Corning Optical Communications
Dasan Networks/
Dasan Network Solutions
Lite Access Technologies
Optical Cable Corporation
PPC Broadband Fiber
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Superior Essex
ongoing network management. The 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
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.
The 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
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
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ADSL, VDSL with bonding and vectoring, FTTx (GPON,
EPON) and Wi-Fi (802.11n and 802.11ac), as well as
wireless network extenders and repeaters, home networking
adapters (MoCA, and Gigabit Ethernet) and wireless
display (Wi-Fi Miracast solutions). Customers include
many of North America’s leading service providers, school
districts, enterprises and more. Privately held Actiontec is
headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and maintains
branch offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Shanghai,
China; and Taipei, Taiwan.
Key Products: Solutions for FTTH, Carrier Ethernet, packet
optical transport, mobile backhaul, service migration and
service management
Summary: ADTRAN is one of the fastest-growing FTTH
vendors globally. Its solutions enable broadband expansion,
IPTV video deployment, business Ethernet service delivery,
cell site and small-cell backhaul and converged network
services. The advanced packet network infrastructure of
the company’s flagship Total Access 5000 platform delivers
fiber and copper access services across a pure Ethernet core,
allowing mixed deployments of GPON (including NGPON2), active Ethernet, vectored VDSL2 and traditional
T1 services. For services that require strict service-level
agreements, the Total Access 5000 also provides MEF-based
Carrier Ethernet services over wavelength, OTN, fiber,
copper and TDM. In May 2015, ADTRAN announced
a breakthrough in the economics of delivering FTTP
service based on NG-PON2 architecture. ADTRAN’s
implementation of this 10 Gbps symmetrical, standards-based
technology allows for simultaneous delivery of residential,
business and backhaul applications on the same infrastructure
using different optical transceivers. This year, ADTRAN is
conducting XGS-PON trials with several 10 Gbps broadband
customers. ADTRAN is based in Huntsville, Alabama, and
had 2015 sales of approximately $600 million.
AMT specializes in prebuilt headends and data over DOCSIS
solutions. It offers products from such leading manufacturers
as Adtec, Nokia, Amino, ARRIS, ATX Networks, Blonder
Tongue, Casa, Drake, EGT, Emcore, Harmonic, Olson
Technology, Imagine Communications and ZeeVee.
Customers include major cable companies in the United
States and Latin America, telcos, private cable operators and
entertainment and multimedia content delivery companies
around the world. Located in Deerfield Beach, Fla., AMT is
a subsidiary of ITOCHU International, the North American
subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation of Japan.
864-433-0333; 800-235-3423
Key Products: Fiber optic cable, fiber and copper
interconnect products, optical connectivity, outside-plant
hardware, fusion splicers, test equipment, training, design,
engineering, integration
Summary: AFL products, services and engineering expertise
help broadband providers improve their infrastructures
and enable delivery of voice, video and high-speed data
communications. AFL’s product line includes fiber optic
cable, connectivity, fiber management, outside-plant closures,
demarcation devices, fusion splicers, test equipment and
Light Brigade training and education. AFL plans, designs,
implements and maintains communications networks,
offering solutions for MDU and master-planned community
networks as well as for telephone, cable TV and wireless
providers; utilities; hospitality companies and enterprises.
In March 2016, AFL expanded its FTTx portfolio with the
release of its MDU product set. The new MDU products offer
preconnectorized and splicing solutions to reduce the physical
size of indoor splitter cabinets and terminals and to reduce
overall installed cost. Founded in 1984, AFL is headquartered
in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and is a division of Fujikura
Ltd. The company has more than 4,300 associates around
the world and has operations in the United States, Mexico,
Europe, Asia and Australia.
Advanced Media Technologies
954-427-5711; 888-293-5856
Allied Telesis
Key Products: Fiber optic transmission equipment, cable
modem termination systems, headends, IP and QAM settop boxes, cable modems
Key Products: Access network equipment that delivers
services to 40 Gigabit Ethernet; IP/Ethernet switching and
routing equipment; home networking solutions; security
solutions; deployment and operation of IP networks
Summary: Advanced Media Technologies (AMT), a valueadded reseller of high-performance broadband products, offers
a complete line of FTTH, IPTV, data and CATV products.
Summary: Allied Telesis is a global provider of IP/Ethernet
network equipment and a deployer and an operator of IP
triple-play networks. With its recent introduction of an
OpenFlow-compliant platform that also supports traditional,
intelligent, Layer-3 switching, it is a pioneer in carrier-grade,
software-defined network architecture. Allied Telesis provides
multimedia solutions for video, voice and data networking for
service providers, civilian and military government clients,
health care providers, and the education, retail and hospitality
markets. Its Support and Professional Services organization
offers a comprehensive suite of network management services.
Allied Telesis powers the Grant County Public Utility
District’s gigabit build in Washington state. In March 2015,
Wisconsin’s Vernon Telephone Cooperative selected Allied
Telesis for its new gigabit build. Headquartered in Tokyo,
with its main U.S. office in Bothell, Washington, Allied
Telesis operates in 60 countries and maintains global R&D
operations and vertically integrated manufacturing centers.
Allied Telesis Holdings reported worldwide sales of about
$300 million for 2015.
(Excludes companies that provide these services only for networks they will own or manage.)
Allied Telesis
Alpha Techologies
Atlantic Engineering Group
Bear Communications
BHC Rhodes
Biarri Networks
Black & Veatch
CCI Systems
CHR Solutions
Communications Test Design Inc. (CTDI)
Corning Optical Communications
Crestino Telecom Solutions
CTC Technology and Energy
Danella Construction
Design Nine
Deep Fiber Solutions
enfoPoint Solutions
eX2 technology
Fiber-Tel Contractors
Finley Engineering
Fujitsu Network Communications
G4S Secure Integration
Henkels & McCoy
HunTel Engineering
J&R Underground
KGP Logistics
Ledcor Group
Lite Access Technologies
Magellan Advisors
Mesh Networks
Michels Communications
Mid-State Consultants
Millennium Communications Group
MP Nexlevel
Network Design Decisions Inc.
NEO Connect
New Age Communications Construction
On Trac
Pace International
Palmetto Engineering
Pinpoint Services
Pulse Broadband
S&N Communications
Spectrum Engineering Corp.
Stirling Lloyd
Symmetrical Networks
Team Fishel
Tellus Venture Associates
Turnkey Network Solutions
Uptown Services
Vantage Point Solutions
Walker and Associates
Alpha Technologies
800-322-5742, 360-647-2360
Key Products: Standby, non-standby and uninterruptible
power supplies; surge suppressors; enclosures and batteries;
installation and construction services
Summary: Founded in 1976, Alpha Technologies is a major
player in power systems for the broadband communications
industry worldwide. Alpha products provide critical power
conditioning and emergency backup for video, data and
voice networks. Alpha’s installation and construction services
include structure engineering, right-of-way and easement
procurement, site preparation, equipment installation, system
turnup and system testing. Customers in 50 countries include
major cable television system operators, telecommunications
service providers and full-service communications providers.
Alpha recently launched several products that power FTTH
networks, including AC, DC and line power systems that
support both single-family and multifamily applications.
Alpha Technologies’ portfolio of FTTH powering options
includes the FlexPoint line of 12Vdc single-family solutions
and the FlexNet line of 48Vdc multiple-dwelling-unit and
small office–home office power supplies. Alpha, with more
than 1,000 employees, has sales and service centers in the
United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, China
and Australia. It is a member of The Alpha Group, a global
alliance of independent companies that share a common
philosophy: to create powering solutions for communications,
commercial, industrial and renewable energy markets.
American Polywater Corporation
Key Products: Cable pulling lubes, cleaners and sealants
Summary: In 1973, Nelson Jonnes, a Minnesota research
chemist, threw together some slippery ingredients in his
basement and began selling the mixture as a SCUBA-divingsuit lubricant. It was well received, but the potential income
from that alone could not support his family of six. After a
quick change in market focus, the company began selling the
same technology to the telecom and power utility markets for
use as a water-based cable-pulling lubricant. It revolutionized
the industry, which until then had used mud, wax and
grease as lubricants. Today, American Polywater sells 20
formulations of pulling lubes for every type of wire and cable
imaginable – even special cable-blowing lubricants for airassisted installation of fiber optic cables. It also sells cleaners
and other specialty chemicals, worker protection products,
cable-pulling software, training videos, adhesives, and duct
sealants (a new foam sealant product was released this year).
American Polywater is based in Stillwater, Minnesota, and
sells its products in more than 50 countries.
Anritsu Company
800-ANRITSU (267-4878)
Key Products: Network test and measurement instruments;
microwave, optical and RF components; service assurance
Summary: Anritsu was founded in 1895, the year Marconi
demonstrated the first “wireless telegraph,” and has been at the
forefront of the evolution of information and communications
networks ever since. Anritsu’s core business is test and
measurement instruments for existing and next-generation
wired and wireless communication systems and operators, and
its products are used in R&D, manufacture and maintenance
of wired and wireless, RF/microwave and optical solutions.
Fiber network installers use Anritsu equipment for such critical
measurements as optical time-domain reflectometry, chromatic
dispersion, polarization mode dispersion and optical return
loss. The company also offers solutions for network and service
performance management and service intelligence. Anritsu
Company, the U.S. subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, is
headquartered in Morgan Hill, California, and has operations
in Richardson, Texas, and Pine Brook, New Jersey. Anritsu
Corporation, headquartered in Atsugi, Japan, posted revenue of
about $1 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.
678-473-2000; 866-362-7747
Key Products: Optical and RF equipment, including RFoG,
for HFC and fiber networks; Carrier Ethernet solutions;
voice and data modems and gateways; on-demand video
“FTTH will start transitioning from 2.5 GPON to next-gen standards in 2016.
GPON has revolutionized the market over the past decade and will continue
being deployed to hundreds of millions going forward. Slowly, next-gen
PON technology will begin to eclipse GPON over the next decade.”
– Dave Russell, Solutions Marketing Director, Calix
and interactive advertising platforms; whole-home DVR;
fixed-mobile convergence; software for remote workforce
management and network management
Summary: ARRIS broadband solutions support traditional
RF triple-play services as well as IP video and high-speed data
services, voice, on-demand content, targeted advertising, and
network and workforce assurance solutions. The company’s
fiber deep architectures provide a variety of cable-friendly
FTTP infrastructures that allow future migration for cable
companies to Remote PHY – or all-IP – with minimal
changes to plant infrastructure. These architectures, based
on HFC technology, make deployment and maintenance
relatively simple for service technicians. In January 2016,
ARRIS completed its acquisition of Pace, a provider of
technology solutions to the pay-TV and broadband industries.
Headquartered north of Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia,
ARRIS has R&D, sales and support centers throughout the
world and employs 6,500 people globally. In 2015, ARRIS
reported revenue of $4.8 billion.
AT&T / AT&T Connected Communities
Key Products: Broadband internet, TV and voice services
Summary: AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi,
high-speed internet, voice and cloud-based services. The
company has expanded its all-fiber GigaPower network to
deliver internet speeds up to 1 Gbps to more than 1.5 million
homes and apartment properties located in fast-growing rental
metro areas across the United States. It plans to reach at least
56 metro areas with the technology, which was introduced
in 2014. As part of its 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV,
AT&T committed to expand its FTTP footprint to 11.7
million customer locations by 2019. At present, many AT&T
customers can choose between DIRECTV or U-verse TV
services, though the company has stated that it will eventually
replace U-verse TV with an IP-based version of DIRECTV.
AT&T Connected Communities is an organization
dedicated to working with multifamily and single-family
builders, developers, management groups and homeowners
associations to provide next-generation communications and
entertainment services. AT&T provides fiber connections
to more than 1 million U.S. business locations, global IP
network services that connect businesses representing 99
percent of the world’s economy and high-speed internet
connections to more than 57 million U.S. customer locations.
AT&T revenue for 2015 was $147 billion, and the company
employed more than 280,000 by the end of January 2016.
Atlantic Engineering Group;
Key Products: Design and field engineering, aerial and
underground construction, professional services for
FTTH networks
Summary: Atlantic Engineering Group (AEG), a pioneer
in fiber-to-the-home network deployment, helps lead the
drive to combine FTTH and smart-grid technologies into
a single business plan for municipalities and rural electric
cooperatives. The company, founded in 1996, specializes
in the design and construction of fiber communications
networks. Though this outside-plant specialist is
headquartered in Braselton, Georgia, it deploys in-house
personnel and on-site project managers globally. AEG
performs project management, business modeling, service
planning, engineering, underground and aerial construction,
splicing, premises installation, headend activation, testing
and many other professional and technical services. It has
completed design or build commissions for more than 100
networks, including 42 FTTH projects, representing more
than 2 million homes passed. Clients include municipalities,
electric utilities, telephone companies, new market entrants
and government agencies. To expand its E-Rate business,
AEG established Atlantic Fiber Networks, which owns,
designs, builds, manages and maintains educational wide area
network solutions tailored to meet the needs of educational
institutions. AEG merged its engineering division in early
2016 with Actavo, an international strategic operations
partner in the telecom, industrial and building industries,
headquartered in Dublin.
Baller Stokes & Lide, PC
Key Products: Legal services, public policy advocacy
Summary: This telecom law firm has a long, consistent
record of support for the development of fiber to the home
through its representation of clients and through public policy
advocacy. The firm represents public and private entities on
a broad range of communications matters, both nationally
and in 35-plus states. It is best known for representing the
rights of public entities to build and operate communications
networks. The firm served as a consultant to Google on its
Fiber for Communities initiative, was involved in several
Gig.U projects, and has provided legal counsel for more
than 70 community or public-private fiber projects. As
the founder and president of the US Broadband Coalition,
the firm’s president, Jim Baller, helped develop a national
consensus on the need for a national broadband strategy. He
is now a driving force behind the movement to use highcapacity broadband to foster economic development. He is
the co-founder and president of the 400-member Coalition
for Local Internet Choice, dedicated to protecting the rights
of communities to determine their economic futures and
quality of life by choosing the best broadband Internet
infrastructure. Founded in 1983, Baller Stokes & Lide is
based in Washington, D.C. It has four attorneys and works
with a network of local and regional counsel across the
United States.
Key Products: Engineering, procurement, construction and
project management
Summary: A global engineering, construction and project
management company founded in 1898, Bechtel has
completed more than 25,000 projects across 160 countries on
all seven continents. For the Verizon Fios network, Bechtel
engineered fiber routes and hub locations in the Western
and Mid-Atlantic states. Currently, Bechtel is working with
Google Fiber to build fiber to the premises and provide
high-speed television and internet service. Bechtel’s work for
Google Fiber involves designing and installing more than
15,000 miles of fiber in cities across the Southeast, including
Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Nashville,
Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia. The company has 55,400
employees and operates through four global businesses:
Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security and Environmental; Oil,
Gas and Chemicals; and Mining and Metals. Bechtel’s
revenue in 2015 was $32.3 billion.
international service providers. Its FTTx services include
feasibility studies, cost estimating and budgeting; planning,
layout and network architecture; GIS and AutoCAD
mapping; hut site development and construction; outsideplant design; site surveys; right-of-way permitting and asset
management. BHC Rhodes customers include AT&T,
Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Level 3 Communications,
Cox Communications, C Spire, Unite Private Networks and
numerous municipalities. BHC Rhodes recently expanded its
geographic base by opening an Austin, Texas, office. Based in
Overland Park, Kansas, BHC Rhodes is privately owned and
has more than 100 employees.
Biarri Networks
Key Products: Fiber optic network design software and services
BHC Rhodes
Key Products: Planning, design and construction of FTTx
Summary: BHC Rhodes provides civil engineering services to
telecom firms that build and maintain fiber networks across
the United States. BHC Rhodes has designed and managed
thousands of miles of telecom network infrastructure for
clients that range from small communities and telcos to large
Summary: Founded in 2009, Australia-based Biarri Networks
got its start developing software to design the Australian
National Broadband Network and the Chorus NZ network
in New Zealand; it has operated in the United States for
several years. The company’s design software, which uses an
algorithm to generate optimal network designs based on costs
and other constraints, has been shown to substantially reduce
design time and costs – and, more significantly, to reduce
construction time and costs, compared with traditional design
methods. In addition to software, Biarri offers design, strategic
planning, data cleanup and construction management
services. Biarri’s U.S. clients include design and engineering
firms such as ONUG Solutions, infrastructure data firms such
as QC Data, fiber overbuilders such as Allo Communications,
municipalities and public-private partnerships. Biarri
Allied Telesis
Atlantic Engineering Group
Blue Rim Networks
CHR Solutions
Design Nine/Wide Open Networks;
IP Architects
Korcett Holdings
Mesh Networks
Michels Communications
Momentum Telecom
Pulse Broadband
Satellite Management Services
Sifi Networks
“All-fiber networks deliver the highest return on investment for the
communities they serve.”
– Cheri Beranek, President and CEO, Clearfield
Networks, which has 120 employees, is a subsidiary of the
privately held Biarri Group, a collection of companies that
provide optimization technologies and web-based applications
to businesses in a variety of industries.
Black & Veatch
Key Products: Consulting, engineering, construction,
operations and program management services
Summary: Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch is a global
engineering, consulting and construction company that
specializes in telecommunications, energy, water and
government services. An employee-owned company, Black
& Veatch has approximately 10,000 professionals working in
more than 110 offices worldwide and has completed projects
in more than 100 countries. Services include engineering,
procurement, construction, design, management consulting,
asset management, environmental consulting and security.
Black & Veatch has deployed more than 30,000 miles of
fiber for commercial carriers, cities and utilities and was
recently selected by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as part
of a consortium that will build a statewide fiber backbone.
Revenue in 2015 was $3 billion.
Blandin Foundation
Key Products: Grant making, community leadership
development and public policy programs
Summary: Since 1941, the Blandin Foundation, a private
foundation based in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, has been
dedicated to strengthening rural Minnesota communities. Its
Broadband Initiative, launched in 2003, helps communities
educate citizens about the need for ultra-high-speed
broadband and plan and execute broadband projects. The
foundation has published informational guides, sponsored
conferences and educational events, and supported many
feasibility studies for the development of robust, high-speed
broadband networks. It has supported implementation of
broadband applications in schools, health care facilities and
other institutions and for home-based users and has promoted
broadband adoption in rural communities. In March 2016,
Blandin Foundation trustees approved 91 grants totaling $2.8
million to support rural Minnesota communities as they grow
high-speed internet access and use in their communities.
C Spire / C Spire Fiber
Key Products: Voice, video and internet access delivered over
a fiber-to-the-home network
Summary: C Spire is aggressively building a 1 Gbps, ultrahigh-speed network in Mississippi to attract investment and
economic growth and pave the way for improvements in
health care, education, civic life and municipal services. Using
a crowdsourcing model similar to Google Fiber, the company
began preregistration in December 2013 and started offering
services in multiple cities in fall 2014. Recently, Madison
County, Mississippi, signed a franchise agreement to bring
C Spire Fiber to residents in some of its unincorporated areas.
C Spire’s FTTH deployment in Mississippi is supported
by its existing fiber optic infrastructure, which was built to
support the company’s LTE network and business services
and includes more than 5,500 miles of fiber cable. C Spire
recently introduced ultra-fast Wi-Fi internet service inside an
11,000-square-foot concourse area of The Pavilion at Ole Miss
(University of Mississippi, Oxford). In May, C Spire entered
the 2016 hurricane season with two multimillion-dollar,
hurricane-ready “super switches” that provide protection and
service for customers in hurricane-prone areas. C Spire, which
operates 67 company-owned retail locations and another 10
select retailer locations throughout its four-state footprint,
opened a $23 million, Tier 3-plus commercial data center in
October 2014. Based in Ridgeland, Mississippi, C Spire is
privately owned and employs 1,425 people.
707-766-3000; 877-766-3500
Key Products: Fiber access solutions for residential and
business services, network and services management
software, value-added software as a service
Summary: Calix serves more North American FTTx providers
than all other equipment vendors combined. It also serves the
African, Asian, Australian, European and Latin American
markets with fiber access solutions. Calix fiber access solutions
leverage its Compass software suite. Compass is complemented
by the GigaFamily premises devices, including the GigaCenter,
which is coupled with Consumer Connect + Compass software.
In 2015, Calix introduced the Access eXtensible Operating
System (AXOS), which allows software functions in the access
network to run independently of the underlying hardware.
This brings SDN/NFV functionality to the access network.
Calix has shipped 20 million ports of fiber and copper access
lines to providers that have more than 100 million subscriber
lines. Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Calix had 2015
revenue of $407 million and spent $90 million on research and
development. It has 900 employees.
CCG Consulting
Key Products: Regulatory, engineering, marketing, strategy
and planning services; raising money for broadband projects
Summary: In business since 1997, CCG is a full-service
consultant for small communications carriers. The company
specializes in launching new broadband ventures and making
existing businesses more profitable. CCG offers a wide range
of regulatory, engineering, strategy and planning, operations,
budgeting and billing services. CCG helps clients design,
upgrade and maximize fiber, coaxial, copper and wireless
networks. CCG also offers direct operational assistance in
areas such as number portability, new product development,
cable programming, carrier disputes and billing audits. It is
active in helping other companies create workable publicprivate partnerships.
Key Products: Data, voice, video, managed services, cloud
and hosted IT solutions
Summary: Communications service provider CenturyLink
launched its 1 Gbps FTTH service in Omaha, Nebraska,
in 2013. Today, CenturyLink passes more than 1.5 million
homes and businesses with 1 Gbps service and plans further
expansions in 2016 and beyond. CenturyLink also offers Prism
TV, an interactive IPTV service, in 19 markets, passing 3.3
million homes. CenturyLink is a global communications,
hosting, cloud and IT services company. It offers network
and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT
consulting, operating more than 55 data centers in North
America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband,
voice, video, data and managed services over a 250,000-routemile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international
transport network. Headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana,
CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included on
the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations. With
approximately 43,000 employees, CenturyLink posted
operating revenue of $17.9 billion in 2015.
Charles Industries
Key Products: Fiber optic distribution enclosures and
cabinets, fiber aggregation and demarcation interconnects
and hubs, fiber cross-connects
Summary: Charles Industries designs and manufactures
buried distribution pedestals and remote cabinet
enclosures for fiber optic applications. The company
serves telecommunications, CATV, municipal, utility and
government service providers. It introduced nonmetallic fiber
pedestals in 2001 and continues to provide new solutions
for nearly all fiber deployment architectures. Charles Fiber
Distribution Point pedestals offer closed-architecture
protection for ribbon and loose buffer tube fiber, and Buried
Distribution Optical open-architecture fiber pedestals offer a
low-cost alternative. Charles Universal Broadband Enclosures
provide environmental protection for remotely deployed
electronics and batteries at cell sites, small cells, distributed
antenna systems, multiple-dwelling-unit properties,
business parks and other multiuser locations. Charles Fiber
Interconnect Terminals and Charles Fiber Building Terminals
are compact indoor and outdoor terminals and hubs for
fiber aggregation and demarcation points. New in 2016 are
several fiber rack and wall solutions for fiber patch, splice and
splitter requirements. These compact solutions are intended
for telecom closets, open office and other indoor applications.
Founded in 1968, Charles Industries is privately held and
headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, with U.S-based
engineering and manufacturing facilities.
CHR Solutions
Key Products: Engineering, outside plant, network planning,
managed NOC and managed IT services; telecom billing
Summary: CHR provides a range of engineering, business
and technology solutions to communications service
providers. CHR offers engineering consulting and design
solutions and services to ILEC, CLEC, power and municipal
service providers. Services include preparing applications for
loans and grants, broadband planning, performing high-level
and detailed designs of outside plant for FTTx networks,
permitting, converting GIS/CAD files and implementing
outside plant. CHR Engineering specializes in fiber
design and has expertise with a variety of communications
technologies, including xDSL, PON, active Ethernet, Carrier
Ethernet, fixed wireless, microwave and Wi-Fi. CHR’s
B/OSS solution, Omnia360, has been adopted by a number
of independent service providers. Based on Microsoft
Dynamics CRM, Omnia360 is a complete, out-of-the-box
system available as a fully-hosted cloud-based solution or
on-site license subscription. The company is headquartered in
Cincinnati Bell
Key Products: Telephone, data, video, wireless and
information technology solutions
Summary: Households and businesses in Greater Cincinnati
have access to Cincinnati Bell’s integrated communications
solutions, which include local, long-distance, data, internet,
entertainment, wireless and information technology services.
In addition, Cincinnati Bell offers complex information
technology solutions, such as managed services and technology
staffing. The company’s fiber-based services, branded as
Fioptics, include advanced high-speed data, digital television
and telephone services and are available to 335,000 residential
and business customers, more than 40 percent of Greater
Cincinnati. In 2014, the company made gigabit internet speed
available to Fioptics customers. It also sold its wireless spectrum
licenses for $194 million so that it could focus its efforts on the
efficient deployment of fiber. In 2016, Cincinnati Bell extended
its relationship with ETI Software Solutions to provide a host
of solutions, including a complex migration of commercial
subscribers from T1 copper connections to fiber. Cincinnati
Bell’s revenue in 2015 was $1.2 billion.
Cisco Systems
Key Products: Platforms for fiber-to-the-home deployments,
digital set-top boxes and accessories, cable modems,
wireless routers, headend equipment, network
management systems
Summary: Cisco, which still dominates the Ethernet switch
market worldwide and offers a vast range of networking
equipment, has supplied equipment used in active Ethernet
FTTH deployments for more than a decade. In 2014,
it introduced the ME 4600 Series Multiservice Optical
Access Platforms, which support both point-to-point (active
Ethernet) and point-to-multipoint (GPON) topologies for
fiber to the home, building, curb, cell and business. The ME
4600 Series includes modular optical line termination and
flexible optical network terminal/unit devices. Cisco also
supplies a full range of cable network equipment, including
equipment for DOCSIS 3.1 broadband, and software for
managing networks. A leader in the smart-city movement,
Cisco recently signed an agreement with the city of Berlin,
Germany, to cooperate in the areas of telemedicine, security
and network infrastructure to develop solutions that benefit
the citizens of Berlin. Cisco Systems, headquartered in San
Jose, California, reported fiscal 2015 revenue of $49.2 billion.
The company has about 72,000 employees worldwide.
763-476-6866; 800-422-2537
Key Products: Fiber distribution and protection systems for
inside plant, outside plant and access networks
Summary: Headquartered in Minneapolis, Clearfield
designs and manufactures fiber distribution and protection
systems. Product lines include FieldSmart high-density fiber
distribution systems for the inside plant, FieldSmart fiber
scalability centers for the outside plant, a fiber delivery point
series for access networks, and FieldShield, an optical fiber
delivery and protection platform made of microduct and
preconnectorized pushable fiber. All product lines integrate
with the Clearview Cassette 12-fiber management system to
deliver scalable deployment and craft-friendly operation. In
the last year, Clearfield developed a 144-port PON Pedestal
Insert Kit to respond to industry demands for a cost-effective
method to bring fiber to smaller serving areas and to reduce
the number of access points and the amount of distribution
fiber needed to reach a home. Clearfield, which has more than
200 employees, posted $60 million in revenue for the year
ending September 2015.
Comcast Cable /
XFINITY Communities;
Key Products: Internet, video and phone service
Summary: Comcast delivers internet, phone and media
services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand
and to businesses under the Comcast Business brand.
XFINITY Communities works with building and property
owners, developers, leasing agents, and homeowners
associations to provide services to their residents. In 2015,
after building a national fiber backbone, Comcast launched
Gigabit Pro, a symmetrical, 2 Gbps residential FTTH
service. The company began rolling out the service in Atlanta
in May 2015 and quickly followed with rollouts in many
more markets. In early 2016, the company began large-scale
deployment of DOCSIS 3.1, a scalable, national, 1 Gbps
technology solution, to residential and business customers in
Atlanta and Nashville, Tennessee, with Chicago, Detroit and
Miami to follow in the second half of the year. When fully
deployed, Comcast expects to be able to deliver gigabit speeds,
via FTTH or coax, to almost every customer in its footprint.
In April 2016, Comcast launched the XFINITY TV Partner
Program to expand the range of retail devices its customers
can use to access their XFINITY TV service by leveraging
the open HTLM5 standard. Headquartered in Philadelphia,
Comcast Cable reported 2015 revenue of $46.8 billion.
828-324-2200; 800-982-1708
Key Products: EPON, GPON and RFoG FTTH electronics;
cable and connectivity products
Summary: CommScope’s solutions constitute a complete
end-to-end FTTH portfolio, with active and passive
components, offering multiple fiber architectures. With a suite
of data center, headend/central office, outside-plant and enduser solutions, Commscope provides carriers, electric co-ops
and other operators with the technology and architecture to
meet the needs of residential, MDU, commercial and cellular
backhaul applications. Founded in Hickory, North Carolina,
CommScope has been involved in the broadband and cable
TV industry since 1976 and has played a role in nearly all
the world’s most advanced telecommunications networks.
It is the largest supplier of subscriber-premises connectivity
products and rugged conduit products. In 2015, CommScope
acquired TE Connectivity’s telecom, enterprise and wireless
businesses for approximately $3 billion. In 2016, as part of
the acquired Broadband Network Solutions business from
TE Connectivity, CommScope introduced an enhanced fiber
wall box portfolio designed to simplify installation and reduce
the cost of taking fiber deeper into both MDU and singlefamily dwelling unit environments. The acquisition of the
TE Connectivity businesses, following earlier acquisitions of
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“In the last 12 months, we have seen a dramatic increase in the interest in
rural fiber networks, particularly among rural electric cooperatives, which
are looking not only to fill broadband gaps for their members but also
to create next-generation fiber communications networks to serve the
growing smart-grid needs of their core electric businesses.”
– Eric Freesmeier, President and CEO, Pulse Broadband
Andrew Corporation and SYSTIMAX, made CommScope
a leading communications infrastructure provider that offers
end-to-end passive network equipment to meet the growing
demand for network bandwidth. CommScope’s broadband
and broadband network solutions segments reported more
than $1 billion in revenue for 2015.
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Corning / Corning Optical Communications;
Key Products: Optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTH
cabinets, splitters, terminals, connectors, cable assemblies,
MDU products, other telecommunications hardware and
equipment, engineering services, training
Summary: Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators
in materials science. For more than 160 years, it has applied
its expertise in specialty glass, ceramics and optical physics to
develop products that have created new industries. Corning
Optical Communications develops and manufactures optical
fiber, wireless technologies and connectivity solutions that
enable high-speed communications networks. It developed
the first commercial low-loss optical fiber in 1970. Its
preconnectorized solutions, such as the OptiTap connector,
introduced a new way to deploy FTTH networks, and its ultrabendable ClearCurve product suite opened the way for costeffective installation of fiber in MDUs and other challenging
environments. Corning SMF-28 Ultra Fiber, designed for high
performance across the range of long-haul, metro, access, and
fiber-to-the-home network applications, combines the benefits
of low attenuation and improved macrobend performance
in one fiber. The Corning ONE Wireless Platform, the first
all-optical converged cellular and Wi-Fi solution, supports
cellular service enhancements and other building applications,
including Wi-Fi, video surveillance and building automation,
and the Centrix optical connectivity solution combines high
termination density with an intuitive jumper routing system
and superior cable management. Corning’s sales were $9.8
billion in 2015, of which Optical Communications accounted
for just under $3 billion.
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COS Systems
Key Products: Demand aggregation software, BSS/OSS for
managing open-access fiber networks
Summary: COS Systems’ cloud-hosted software helps
network owners plan, deploy and manage modern broadband
networks that deliver services from one or more providers.
COS Service Zones is a demand aggregation tool that
enables network builders to identify grassroots interest in
better broadband, spread awareness of their projects and
presell internet connections using a “fiberhood” approach.
COS Business Engine is a BSS/OSS suite for managing and
operating gigabit fiber networks. It enables network operators
to easily market and sell services from multiple providers in
an online marketplace. COS clients include private internet
service providers and operators, public-private partnerships,
municipalities, utilities and cooperatives in the United States,
Sweden and South Africa. In the last year, COS Service
Zones has been adopted by ISPs across the United States, and
COS Business Engine is being implemented by open-access
providers in the United States. Privately held COS Systems is
headquartered in Umea, Sweden, and has U.S. headquarters
in New York City.
Cox Communications
Key Products: High-speed internet, video, voice and smart
home services
Summary: Cox Communications is the third-largest U.S.
cable and broadband company, with about 6 million total
customers. It serves residential and business customers with
a variety of advanced digital video, high-speed internet and
telephone services over its IP network. In 2014, Cox launched
residential gigabit internet speeds via fiber to the home,
which is now available in parts of 12 states and expanding
to all 18 states the company serves by the end of 2016. In
2015, Cox acquired home health logistics company Trapollo,
and Cox and Cleveland Clinic announced the formation
of Vivre Health, a strategic alliance to bring world-class
health care to the home through innovative telehealth and
home health solutions. In April 2016, Cox Communications
joined with US Ignite to make Phoenix the 16th city in the
“Smart Gigabit Communities” project and teamed with
the White House and HUD to bridge the digital divide for
low-income families with school-age children through its
Connect2Compete internet offer. Privately held Cox is a
subsidiary of Cox Enterprises and headquartered in Atlanta.
CTC Technology & Energy
Key Products: Fiber and wireless broadband network design,
engineering, assessment and implementation
Summary: A technology and energy consulting firm, CTC
provides business and engineering consulting services for public
sector and nonprofit clients. Its expertise includes feasibility
analysis, strategic planning, business plan development,
market assessment, network design and engineering, RFP
preparation, grant applications and negotiations with private
sector partners. CTC currently provides fiber engineering and
network financial planning services to the cities of Atlanta;
Boston; Boulder, Colorado; Lexington, Kentucky; Madison,
Wisconsin; Palo Alto, California.; San Francisco; Seattle;
and Washington, D.C. CTC played a key role in helping
negotiate public-private partnerships for FTTP network
expansion on behalf of the cities of Santa Cruz, California;
and Westminster, Maryand; for the coalition comprising the
cities of Urbana and Champaign and the University of Illinois;
and for an innovative fixed wireless broadband network in
rural Garrett County, Maryland. CTC also provides strategic
broadband guidance to the states of Kentucky, New Mexico,
Massachusetts, New York and Delaware. Founded in 1983,
CTC is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and has
satellite offices in many other states.
Dasan Networks/Dasan Network Solutions
Key Products: Access network equipment, including FTTP,
Carrier Ethernet, edge and aggregation Layer-2 and
Layer-3 switching, and triple-play solutions for singlefamily, multifamily and business applications
Summary: Based in Seoul, South Korea, with a U.S.
headquarters in Suwanee, Georgia, Dasan Networks offers
technologies for carrier, enterprise, utility, government,
hospitality and mobile backhaul networks and applications.
Dasan’s FTTP solutions have been deployed to more than
30 million subscribers. Solutions for gigabit internet services
include GPON, active Ethernet, NG-PON2 (next generationpassive optical network), which uses existing optical
cables to deliver speeds up to 40 Gbps, and 10 GEPON,
with line speeds of 10 Gbps. Dasan supplies such major
service providers as Korea Telecom, SK Telecom, SoftBank
Broadband, BSNL and Chunghwa Telecom. U.S. customers
include New Knoxville Telephone, Horry Telephone, Benton
Ridge Telephone, US Sonet and Hometown Cable. Dasan
is pursuing a merger and acquisition involving Zhone
Technologies, an American-based telecommunications
equipment provider. Zhone will acquire Dasan Network
Solutions from Dasan Networks and, in exchange, will issue
common stock to Dasan Networks representing 58 percent
of the combined company. The existing stockholders of
Zhone will retain 42 percent of the combined company. The
combined company will be called Dasan Zhone Solutions Inc.
After the merger, Dasan Networks will be the seventh-largest
provider of broadband access equipment and the sixth-largest
provider of GPON equipment. Dasan Networks reported
revenue of approximately $230 million in 2015.
Deep Fiber Solutions
Key Products: Turnkey service for replacing coax with fiber,
including span qualification, coax core ejection, fiber
blowing and fiber splicing
Summary: As cable operators extend fiber deeper into
their networks and begin building fiber all the way to the
home, they look for new ways to reduce deployment costs.
Deep Fiber Solutions, based in Roswell, Georgia, offers a
cable conversion service that removes the dielectric core
from existing coaxial cable and replaces it with fiber optic
infrastructure, dramatically faster and at substantially lower
cost than traditional missiling, boring and trenching. Other
services include temporary cable installation and optical
network terminal installation. Founded in 2013 by cable
industry veterans, Deep Fiber Solutions holds the exclusive
U.S. patent license on a coax core ejection technology that
is beginning to be widely used in the United States in both
single-family and multifamily areas. Clients include several
large and small cable operators across the United States.
Design Nine
Key Products: Broadband planning and feasibility studies,
network business and financial planning, broadband
project management, broadband network design, network
buildout, network operations
Summary: The broadband planning and network design
firm Design Nine is well known for its expertise in – and
commitment to – local transport networks and open-access
networks. Open-access networks it has planned and designed
include Bozeman, Montana’s fiber network; Palm Coast
FiberNET in Florida; nDanville, Rockbridge and Wired Road
in Virginia; FastRoads in New Hampshire; AccessEagan in
Minnesota; and Charles City County in Virginia. Design
Nine’s services include fiber and wireless network design,
grant-writing assistance, needs assessment, broadband network
buildout assistance, financial modeling, business planning,
legal and organizational design of community-owned
broadband systems and project management. Design Nine’s
subsidiary, WideOpen Networks, manages communityowned and private-sector networks, providing network
“Many communities in the U.S. have clearly reached a tipping point
in realizing that high-performance fiber and broadband wireless
infrastructure are basic infrastructure. And many providers are realizing
the value of working in partnership with localities that are making those
basic infrastructure investments.”
– Andrew Cohill, President/CEO,Design Nine
monitoring, service provisioning, service provider attraction,
asset management, billing and outside-plant management.
Headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, Design Nine works
on projects throughout North America. Current projects
include network design, equipment specifications, pricing and
financial modeling, network engineering and construction
management, and network operations. Design Nine has
two major fiber construction projects underway for local
government clients and is working with nine other localities
on planning for broadband infrastructure investments.
Ditch Witch
Key Products: Conduit, cable-in-conduit, microducts and
Summary: Dura-Line develops and manufactures HDPE
conduits for protecting fiber optic, electrical and coaxial
cables. It supplies fiber optic conduit and related products to
telecom, data, cable TV, power and other markets. Customers
include leading U.S. and international telephone and cable
providers. Dura-Line developed the first ducts for installing
and protecting fiber optic cables in 1981, introduced a
complete line of fiber optic microduct products in 2001, and
Key Products: Construction equipment for laying fiber
Summary: The feasibility of FTTH often depends on digging
efficiently through challenging terrain, congested roadways
and manicured lawns. Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine
Works company, is one of the companies deployers turn to in
these situations. It specializes in the design and manufacture
of high-quality underground construction equipment
for broadband installations globally. Equipment includes
trenchers, microtrenchers, vibratory plows, horizontal
directional drills, mud recycling and fluid systems, drill
pipe, HDD tooling, vacuum excavation systems and mini
skid steers. Ditch Witch Financial Services offers a variety
of financing and lease options. Recent product launches
include the Ditch Witch Certified Training program, a new
line of walk-behind trenchers, a new line of air excavators,
an HDD Advisor interactive drill string configuration tool
and the MR90 mud recycling system for midsize drills.
The Ditch Witch factory is located in Perry, Oklahoma,
and the company has more than 1,400 employees. Ditch
Witch equipment is distributed through a worldwide dealer
organization, which operates in more than 100 countries
through more than 170 locations.
These companies provide set-top boxes, routers, residential gateways,
home networking gear and related equipment.
Advanced Digital Broadcast
Amino Communications
BEC Technologies
Cisco Systems
Leviton Manufacturing
ZyXEL Communications
“The fastest internet access available isn’t just for city centers. Smaller cities
and towns need faster, more reliable internet too. Maybe even more so.”
– Elliot Noss, CEO, Ting/Tucows
followed up in 2003 with FuturePath, a bundled package of
microducts that can be installed the same way as traditional
conduit. FuturePath allows up to 24 pathways in a single
conduit. Dura-Line, which was acquired by Mexichem in
September 2014, is based in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has
1,500-plus employees worldwide.
Dycom Industries
Key Products: Progam and project management, engineering,
construction, maintenance and installation services for
telecommunications providers
Summary: Dycom provides specialty contracting services,
including program and project management, engineering,
construction, material provisioning, installation and
maintenance services to telecommunications, CATV and
broadband providers throughout the United States. Dycom
Industries subsidiaries provide services to construct, install,
optimize and maintain communications facilities. The
company offers a full complement of turnkey services for
wireline and wireless networks, including planning, site
identification and acquisition, architectural and engineering
services, engineering and design, project management,
materials purchasing and distribution, infrastructure
construction, tower construction, equipment and antenna
installation, cable placement and splicing, central office EF&I,
integration, residential and commercial installations, customer
acquisition, locating services and maintenance. In July 2016,
Dycom acquired for $107.5 million some assets and related
liabilities of Goodman Networks, another infrastructure
services firm. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Palm
These companies provide OSS or software for network monitoring, optimization, provisioning,
service management, subscriber management, billing and related functions.
Advance Fiber Optics
Allied Telesis
Allot Communications
Anritsu Company
CHR Solutions
Cisco Systems
COS Systems
Enghouse Networks
Entry Point Networks
ETI Software Solutions
IDI Billing
Incognito Software
Innovative Systems
Mapcom Systems
MRV Communications
National Information Solutions Cooperative
Pacific Broadband Networks
Procera Networks
Sigma Systems
Utel Systems
Beach Gardens, Florida, Dycom has more than 12,000
employees. It posted $2.02 billion in revenue for FY 2015.
EPB Fiber Optics
Key Products: Voice, video, data and smart-grid services
provided over a fiber optic network
Summary: EPB’s fiber-to-the-home network is frequently
cited as one of the success stories of municipal broadband. It
delivers internet, voice and video services and serves as the
backbone for the utility smart grid. In addition to increasing
power reliability, reducing outage duration and improving
operational efficiency, the smart grid provides detailed
usage information for electricity customers and soon will
provide more tools. EPB has distributed electric power to
the Chattanooga area since 1935 and now serves more than
170,000 homes and businesses in a 600-square-mile area
that includes eight counties in Tennessee and Georgia. In
2009, it launched EPB Fiber Optics, which serves more than
76,000 homes and more than 6,300 businesses. In 2010,
EPB brought 1 Gbps speeds to Chattanooga, and in 2015, it
announced NextNet, a new 10 Gbps internet service available
anywhere in the EPB service area. The company is partnering
with its first 10 Gbps customer, the University of Tennessee
at Chattanooga (UTC), to provide internet connectivity
throughout the entire campus. In collaboration with such
organizations as the Company Lab and the Chattanooga
Area Chamber of Commerce, the community launched a
summer program, called GIGTANK, aimed at spurring
innovation. Now in its fifth year, the program hosts students
and entrepreneurs in Chattanooga to develop next-generation
apps and disruptive business ideas using the nation’s largest
municipal gigabit network.
ETI Software Solutions
770-242-3620; 800-332-1078
Key Products: Software for managing broadband service
fulfillment, billing and service assurance
Summary: ETI Software Solutions has been developing
B/OSS solutions for telcos, municipalities, utilities and cable
companies for nearly 25 years. Specializing in FTTx activation,
billing and service assurance for voice, video and data, ETI
preintegrates its software with all leading fiber technology
vendors. In 2016, the company introduced Vision360, a
predictive analytics platform that brings together traditionally
siloed data to create a transparent, real-time, business-level
solution. Vision360’s visualization of subscriber, device
and service data yields actionable intelligence for customer
service reps, field technicians, management, marketing and
network operations personnel. ETI also introduced a device
management platform, Beamfly, in 2016, leveraging TR069 technology to support connected-home customers. ETI
Software was founded in 1992. It is 100-percent employeeowned and is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.
418-683-0211; 800-663-3936
Key Products: Telecom test, service assurance and analytics
Summary: EXFO’s test orchestration and performance
intelligence solutions help communications service providers
smoothly deploy, maintain and manage physical, virtual, fixed
and mobile networks. The company’s strong relationships
with network equipment manufacturers have enabled it to
develop deep expertise in both laboratory and field testing.
EXFO combines intelligent, automated and cloud-based
test and monitoring solutions with real-time analytics to
deliver end-to-end visibility and assurance from network,
services and end-user levels. According to Frost & Sullivan,
EXFO leads the portable fiber optic test equipment market,
and it boasts the largest active service assurance deployment
worldwide. Headquartered in Quebec City, Quebec, EXFO
has a staff of about 1,500 people in 25 countries and supports
more than 2,000 customers worldwide. In fiscal 2015, the
company reported revenue of $222 million.
Fiberdyne Labs
Key Products: Optical passive devices, fiber optic cable
assemblies, termination boxes, MPO cables and cassettes
Summary: Fiberdyne Labs Inc., established in 1992, is a
manufacturer of fiber optic products, including termination
“There’s been a lot of fundamental private and government-sponsored
investment the last 12 months, and Prysmian NA anticipates this trend
to continue over the next three to five years. In past cycles, there was
typically a single driver. Today, we have a number of applications driving
broadband desires: 4G and 5G mobile, fixed broadband to the house
and the business, CAF II incentives for rural broadband advancement,
Mexico industry deregulation, the rise of the IoT. There’s quite a stir in the
industry. As a result, we are seeing the rise of hyper broadband providers
via industry consolidation.”
– Steve Szymanski, VP of Telecom Business and Solutions, Prysmian Group
boxes, passive modules (WDM and fiber splitters), fiber
jumpers, pigtails and MPO cables and cassettes. It also
offers fiber characterization testing services nationwide.
Headquartered in Frankfort, New York, Fiberdyne has 100
full-time employees.
Finley Engineering
Key Products: Network design and engineering services
Summary: Finley Engineering Company has more than
60 years of communications and electric power engineering
experience and nearly 30 years of experience with fiber
communication and data projects. The company works with
organizations that provide fiber connections to improve end
users’ quality of life and economic opportunities. Founded
in 1953, Finley Engineering Company has more than 300
employees in 10 offices nationwide and is one of the largest
communications network design companies in the United
States. The company specializes in end-to-end engineering
consulting for telecommunications, broadband, wireless,
cable television, electric power transmission and distribution
networks, IT services, project management, and right-ofway and land services. Finley develops design criteria for
clients’ projects and follows through with detailed designs,
construction documents, contracts, contract administration
and materials lists. Once a project is underway, Finley can
provide construction observation and project management.
Finley has completed more than 20,000 miles of FTTH
projects and passed more than 100,000 homes with fiber.
Fujitsu Network Communications
Key Products: Multivendor core, access and wireless network
equipment; network management software solutions;
end-to-end multivendor network project integration; other
professional services
Summary: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., based
in Richardson, Texas, builds middle-mile and last-mile
fiber networks, partnering with states, municipalities
and utilities. It works with customers or alongside their
consultants to plan, design, build, operate and maintain
broadband networks. It delivers custom, end-to-end
network integration by combining the best of wireline,
wireless and software technology with multivendor services,
using a vendor-agnostic approach to provide turnkey
solutions for FTTH implementations. Fujitsu Network
Communications has served as prime integrator for highprofile telecommunications and enterprise projects that
include an ongoing FTTH deployment by Kit Carson
Electric Cooperative in Taos, New Mexico, and middle-mile
network connectivity for Horizon Telcom in southern and
eastern Ohio. Fujtsu also powered a 2,000-mile fiber network
with broadband speeds up to 100 Gbps for Illinois Century
Network, an open-access provider owned and operated by
the state of Illinois. Fujitsu Network Communications is
a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, a global information and
communications technology company based in Japan, which
offers technology products, solutions and services in more
than 100 countries. The company, which has approximately
159,000 employees, reported consolidated revenues of about
$40 billion for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2016.
Key Products: Turnkey solutions for planning, design,
construction, operation and support of gigabit fiber-tothe-home networks
Summary: GigabitNow offers customized fiber internet
solutions for cities, communities, multitenant buildings and
businesses. Based on its experience developing fiber networks
since 2004, GigabitNow consults with communities to
determine the best option for each site, then guides the project
from design through implementation. Once a network is
constructed, GigabitNow performs network management, daily
operations, end-user support and billing. GigabitNow operates
the Highlands Fiber Network in Issaquah, Washington, one
of the first FTTH networks built in the United States. Recent
projects include master-planned communities, apartment
communities and businesses in Washington state and
California. GigabitNow, headquartered in Seattle, Washington,
has about 50 employees. It is a division of IsoFusion Inc., one of
the largest privately held ISPs in western Washington.
Key Products: Customer management, billing, provisioning
and workforce management software for broadband
Summary: Since 1980, GLDS has helped small operators look
big by providing reliable, full-featured billing and management
software at affordable prices – including cloud-based services
that operators can use with little server investment. Partnering
with major equipment suppliers worldwide, GLDS supports
FTTH, IPTV, DOCSIS, OTT, LTE, TVE, cloud service,
wireless, satellite, mobile payments and legacy delivery systems.
It has installed solutions for more than 400 small to midsize
broadband operators, including FTTH, cable, satellite, and
wireless operators that range in size from startups to providers
with more than 400,000 customers. GLDS has offices in
Carlsbad, California; Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; and Kaunas,
Lithuania, and operates in 49 U.S. states and 45 countries.
Key products include BroadHub (formerly WinCable) for
customer management and billing and SuperController for
multiservice automated provisioning. WinForce tech, a mobile
workforce management platform, empowers field techs with
tools previously available only to office staff. Available in native
Android and browser-based platforms, WinForce tech is fully
integrated with BroadHub.
Google Fiber
Key Products: Voice, video and gigabit internet services
delivered over a fiber network
Summary: Since being founded by Google in 2010, Google
Fiber has become a major competitive overbuilder that
profoundly changed the FTTH industry, introducing gigabit
speeds at moderate prices in a growing number of cities
across the U.S. In October 2015, Google Fiber was separated
from Google when both became subsidiaries of the Alphabet
umbrella company. Alphabet’s Other Bets segment, of which
Google Fiber is now a part, posted 2015 revenue of $448
million. In the last year, Google Fiber announced three
new cities – Portland, San Antonio and San Francisco – in
which buildouts are currently underway. This brings the total
number of Google Fiber metro areas to 11: Atlanta, Austin,
Charlotte, Kansas City, Nashville, Portland, Provo, RaleighDurham, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Francisco.
Now in its second year, Google’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship
program is pairing up 22 fellows across 11 cities with local
community organizations to spend a year building a digital
inclusion program. For the first time in 2016, Google began
tapping into existing fiber to offer its services. Current
projects include Huntsville, Alabama, where Google will use
part of the fiber network that Huntsville Utilities is building,
and San Francisco, where Google will use existing fiber to
serve apartments and condos. In March 2016, Google Fiber
started rolling out Fiber Phone, a home phone service being
offered to its residential customers in its fiber cities.
These companies provide FTTH electronic equipment for
central offices/headends, customer premises or both.
Allied Telesis
BEC Technologies
Cisco Systems
Dasan Networks/
Dasan Network Solutions
Pacific Broadband Networks
PCT International
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Virtual Gateway Labs
Zhone Technologies
ZyXEL Communications
“FTTH networks are driving much-needed change to the benefit of
– Boni Botha, Chief Sales Officer, Biarri Networks
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
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. The 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.
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. The company is
in the process of completing its FTTH expansion in the city
of Boerne. The 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
Key Products: Planning, design, engineering, project
management, operations management, construction and
installation of wireline and wireless communications
GVTC Communications
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.
Through a fiber network spanning more than 2,200 miles,
GVTC delivers fast broadband, phone, cable TV and security
monitoring products to residential customers. The company
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.
This 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
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States. With more than 70 regional, area and project offices,
approximately 5,000 employees and more than 6,000 pieces
of modern equipment, the company provides end-to-end
solutions and consistently ranks in the top 10 of Engineering
News-Record’s annual list of specialty contractors.
states and owns a 10 Gbps fiber network along the East Coast.
Hotwire designs, builds and provides telecommunications
services as a competitive local exchange carrier and franchised
cable operator. Hotwire offers gigabit connectivity to deliver
ultra-high-speed internet service, along with HD IPTV,
VoIP and advanced home automation products. Hotwire’s
business services include high-speed internet, symmetrical
metro Ethernet, colocation, hosted PBX, PRI, DAS solutions
and more. Based near Philadelphia, the company has offered
its Fision FTTP service since 2005 over an all fiber optic
network with a dedicated connection to each door.
Hiawatha Broadband Communications
Key Products: Voice, video and data services; wholesale data
Summary: Competitive provider Hiawatha Broadband
Communications (HBC) delivers broadband services to small
towns in southeastern Minnesota. Founded in 1997, HBC
operates both hybrid fiber-coax and fiber-to-the-home networks
– its first two networks were HFC and the last 17 have all
been FTTH. It also provides wireless broadband in rural
areas. One of its deployments, Red Wing, was selected as a US
Ignite city based on HBC’s network. HBC is also the operator
of the RS Fiber Cooperative gigabit fiber-to-the-farm project
in Minnesota. In 2015, HBC activated a 96-wave fiber-optic
transport ring in southern Minnesota. Each wave is capable of
up to 100 Gbps. The network connects more than 20 southern
Minnesota cities to the protected fiber-optic network ring.
In 2016, HBC will build 100 miles of rural FTTH to serve
800 unserved residents. The company provides a video service
selection of more than 300 channels, digital music, pay-perview and extensive local programming produced by HBC
Productions. HBC has more than 120 employees, 19 retail
communities, and wholesale, construction, fiber transport,
business consulting and technical support divisions. Annual
revenue is more than $25 million.
Hotwire Communications
Key Products: Data, voice and video services delivered over
FTTP networks
Summary: Hotwire Communications is one of the nation’s
largest independent providers of fiber-to-the-premises
communications solutions. It provides services to private
residential communities, condominiums, apartments, hotels,
multitenant commercial buildings, student housing and
senior living facilities. Hotwire operates in more than 10
InfiniSys Inc.
Key Products: Telecommunications/broadband network
design for multifamily, student housing, senior active,
memory care, mixed-use and hospitality buildings;
amenity selection and engineering; contract negotiation
and project management; managed wireless and DAS
engineering, design and project management
Summary: Developers and property owners that want
to differentiate their communities call on InfiniSys for
customized, long-lasting, next-generation broadband
solutions. The InfiniSys team has won many awards for
its forward-thinking, practical solutions and exceptional
customer support. It works with electronics manufacturers,
software developers, infrastructure manufacturers and
service providers to create new products and service
offerings for the multifamily and hospitality markets.
An independent technology adviser, InfiniSys creates
comprehensive, standards-based amenity solutions that
include entertainment, access control, video surveillance,
digital signage and messaging, energy management and
leisure space control systems for new and existing apartments,
condominiums, student housing, hotels, mixed-use
developments and master-planned communities. Based in
Daytona Beach, Florida, the firm represents developers and
property owners in negotiations with service providers and
low-voltage contractors and oversees projects for financial
stakeholders. InfiniSys uses a proprietary, web-based system
to streamline the RFP and service-provider selection process.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Key Products: Broadband policy research and municipal
broadband advocacy
Summary: Since 1974, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance
(ILSR) has championed local self-reliance based on humanscaled institutions and widely distributed ownership.
The nonprofit organization, which has offices in Maine,
Minnesota and Washington, D.C., conducts research,
advocacy and education that support local control of energy,
recycling, financing, broadband and other initiatives. ILSR
explicitly challenges the view that localism and regionalism
represent a misguided desire to turn back time; rather, it
promotes the intelligent use of advanced technology to
achieve locally determined goals. Its Community Broadband
Networks Initiative, directed by Christopher Mitchell, is one
of the most important sources of information and analysis
about municipal fiber-to-the-home projects in the United
States. ILSR’s publications, including its MuniNetworks.
org blog and its weekly podcast, have been instrumental
in showing communities that controlling their broadband
destinies is feasible and has the potential to improve local
economies and quality of life.
Inteleconnect Inc.
Key Products: Service provider negotiations, fiber
infrastructure design, and consultation and situation
analysis for developers, property management companies,
educational institutions, businesses and municipalities
Summary: Founded in 1998, Inteleconnect develops
telecommunications strategies for municipalities, college and
university campuses, mixed-use developments and small,
medium and large businesses. The company designs and
manages service provider–neutral networks (duct, handhole,
fiber systems), designs in-building distributed antenna
systems for such institutions as Clemson University and
Nemours Children’s Hospital, and negotiates service contracts
to enable advanced internet, cable TV and telephone
networks. Inteleconnect’s recent projects include Avalon in
Alpharetta, Georgia; Medical City in Lake Nona, Florida;
and the restructuring of Heather Gardens, an existing 2400unit, 55-plus community in Aurora, Colorado.
Key Products: Optical network terminals, residential
gateways, network functions virtualization (NFV), cloud
Summary: Richardson, Texas-based iPhotonix is a key player
in the virtualization (SDN/NFV) of optical access that is
beginning to occur worldwide. iPhotonix advances open,
modular software platforms that simplify network operation,
enable multivendor hardware deployments and seamlessly
connect physical and virtual network elements. In addition,
the company develops and commercializes solutions to help
service providers migrate to optical access networks in an
easy, fast, affordable way. Its GPON and active Ethernet
ONTs interoperate with a wide variety of central-office and
customer-premises equipment, including RF video headends
and set-top boxes, to provide FTTH services to all market
segments. The iVolve optical network termination platform
includes more than 50 models of ONTs and gateways, and
the iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) platform enables
communications service providers to create network managed
services for a fraction of the cost and time it takes to deploy
traditional managed services. The iPhotonix team has a
rich history of innovation, R&D experience and delivery
of reliable solutions from its origins at Siemens Telecom.
The company’s solutions are tested and deployed by many
communications service providers worldwide.
KGP Logistics
Key Products: Products for FTTH, including outside plant,
central office, DAS, transmission and customer premises;
supply-chain and distribution services
Anritsu Company
Corning Optical Communications
Fiber Instrument Sales
Fluke Networks
Greenlee Communications
Spirent Communications
Viavi Solutions
“The FTTH industry is bright! The business case for FTTH continues to
improve as deployment costs decline and consumer appetite for nextgeneration broadband applications grows.”
– Bob Whitman, Vice President of Market Development, Corning Optical Communications
Summary: Headquartered in Faribault, Minnesota, KGP
Logistics is one of the largest single-source, value-added
suppliers of supply-chain services, communications equipment
and integrated solutions to the U.S. telecommunications
industry. With a diverse customer base, a national logistics
network and a portfolio of manufacturer partnerships, the
company is positioned to provide unique products and
services to the communications market.
Ledcor Technical Services
Key Products: Turnkey communications solutions, including
design, engineering, sales, construction and maintenance
of wireless and wireline terrestrial networks, submarine
networks, outside and inside plant and FTTx
Summary: Ledcor, in business since 1947, is a
diversified construction company that has been building
communications networks since 1979. It has built more than
45,000 miles of fiber across North America, including the
United States’ first full-standard GPON networks (in Oregon
a decade ago, for which it won a Broadband Communities
Cornerstone Award) and Canada’s first transcontinental fiber
trunk. The company employs more than 6,500 people in 30
offices around North America; the communications division
alone employs more than 900 technicians and has handled 3
million service orders since 2008. Ledcor has played a major
role in two large, pioneering, public-private communications
partnerships in the past two years: the Mackenzie Valley
Fiber Link (Northwest Territories of Canada) and the
Kentucky Next Generation Information Highway. Ledcor
is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The U.S.
operations head office for its communications division is in
Pflugerville, Texas.
Leviton Manufacturing
Key Products: Premises wiring, outside plant, central-office
solutions and home automation products
Summary: Leviton Manufacturing supplies secure, highbandwidth fiber and copper connectivity solutions for
enterprise, data center and service provider networks.
Residential customers use Leviton’s lighting controls,
wiring devices and home automation products, which allow
homeowners to create smart living environments that deliver
energy savings, safety and convenience. The company has
more than 20 years of experience developing solutions
for high-speed networks and offers a full line of customconfigurable products along with layout and design support
services for data centers. The company’s online configurator
allows users to customize enclosures, copper and fiber cable
assemblies, copper patch cords and power distribution units
to meet their network needs. Privately held and based in
Melville, New York, Leviton has a portfolio of more than
25,000 products and 600 patents, employs more than 7,000
people and has sales in 80 countries.
LUS Fiber
Key Products: Video service, including IPTV; local and long
distance phone service; internet access with a community
intranet, all delivered over an FTTH network
Summary: LUS demonstrates that super-fast, communityowned networks can be financially successful. The only
community-owned, all fiber optic network in Louisiana,
LUS Fiber offers 2 Gbps residential internet access in select
areas. The remaining areas can access symmetrical 1 Gbps
service, making Lafayette a member of an elite group of U.S.
cities. LUS also offers gigabit intranet speeds with all tiers
of internet service. LUS Fiber, operated by the Lafayette
Utilities System, a department of the municipal government,
became cash-flow positive in 2012, four years after operations
started. Standard & Poor’s recently raised its revenue bond
rating to A+. In the past two years, three high-tech companies
have committed to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to the
community, with total new wages exceeding $60 million per
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“There is a rise in fiber installation as carriers scramble to bring fiber optic
cable connections directly to homes and businesses, creating a lot of new
opportunities for underground contruction professionals. Putting more
crews in the field means more equipment and support is needed.”
– Dennis Wierzbicki, President, Ditch Witch
year. In 2015, the entire LUS system, including water and
power, sent $22.8 million to the city’s general fund in lieu of
taxes – more than a fifth of Lafayette’s entire budget.
Macquarie Group
Key Products: Project development and equity investment,
financial advisory, debt arranging, lending and funds
management services
Summary: With headquarters in Sydney, Australia, and
U.S. headquarters in New York City, Macquarie is a global
financial services group with expertise in infrastructure,
telecommunications and media, resources and commodities,
energy, financial institutions and real estate. Founded in 1969,
Macquarie employs more than 14,000 people in 28 countries,
including more than 2,000 in the United States, and had
$367 billion in assets under management as of March 2016.
Macquarie develops and finances infrastructure across all
sectors, including telecommunications, by leveraging private
investment. In the United States, Macquarie Capital played
a leading role in developing the public-private partnership
model for infrastructure, participating in transactions
that include the Goethals Bridge between New York and
New Jersey, the Virginia Midtown Tunnel and the Denver
FasTracks commuter rail project. In the last several years,
Macquarie Capital has negotiated with a number of states and
municipalities to develop public-private partnerships for fiber
broadband networks and was selected as the development
partner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s middle-mile
fiber ring. Macquarie’s model represents a new type of publicprivate partnership for the U.S. telecom market, opening
potential new avenues for FTTH funding.
Magellan Advisors
Key Products: Broadband and telecom planning, deployment
and management services
Summary: Magellan Advisors is a full-cycle consulting
firm that offers services from project inception through
implementation and into continuing operations. It
provides comprehensive community broadband planning,
telecommunications master planning, deployment and
management services to government, electric utilities, electric
cooperatives and private organizations and a suite of publicsector IT solutions to local, state and federal government
markets. Magellan helps communities identify, negotiate
and forge public-private and public-public partnerships.
Magellan’s portfolio includes more than 250 engagements
for city, county, state, federal and private broadband projects.
Clients include the city governments of Baltimore, Maryland;
Syracuse, New York; Missoula, Montana; Columbia,
Missouri; Yolo County, California; Hamilton, Ohio;
Jupiter, Florida; Ketchum, Idaho; College Station, Texas;
and Riverside, California; the national government of New
Zealand; the old master-planned community of Rancho Santa
Fe near San Diego; and the new master-planned community
of Babcock Ranch, Florida – a diverse, multigenerational
community that will eventually have more than 20,000
homes. Magellan is headquartered in Denver and has regional
offices in Florida, Kansas, Pennsylvania and California.
Mapcom Systems
Key Products: Visual operations system software, network
management, FTTH management, geographic
information systems, workforce management tools,
systems integration, training and consulting
Summary: Mapcom Systems offers a visualization-based
approach to FTTH operations and management. Its M4
Solutions Suite encompasses the entire FTTH life cycle from
PON or active network design and feasibility analysis to
day-to-day plant/facility assignment to network maintenance
and management. It includes both outside and inside plant
at physical and logical levels. Providers use the M4 Solutions
Suite to model their networks and service areas, integrating
and correlating data from billing, accounting, GPS tracking,
element management, network monitoring and vehicletracking applications in a visual interface. Using the suite in
conjunction with M4 Workforce and M4 Process Manager
technology, staff can communicate via mobile devices to
handle trouble tickets, service orders, field locates and
permitting. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with a
staff of more than 100, Mapcom has worked since 1971 with
independents, cooperatives, fiber communities and campus
telecommunications providers across the United States,
Canada, Central America and the Caribbean.
Summary: MasTec’s engineering, design, construction and
maintenance services support the world’s most advanced
fiber optic, copper, wireless and satellite networks. Its FTTH
network experience includes underground and aerial fiber
installation in urban, suburban and rural environments
nationwide. MasTec is able to supply crews and equipment
to its customers 24/7. It combines cutting-edge technology,
innovative solutions, skilled professionals and a commitment
to safety to ensure that its customers are able to meet their
customers’ communication needs with the highest levels of
reliability and quality. MasTec’s communications segment
generated $1.9 billion in revenue for 2015.
Key Products: Fabric innerduct, conduit technology
Key Products: FTTx deployment, outside-plant cabling,
engineering, inside-plant construction and installation,
joint trench systems, splicing and testing, systems
integration, fulfillment, ongoing maintenance
Summary: MaxCell is changing the economics of network
construction with its flexible, multicelled, fabric innerduct
solution. Compared with rigid innerduct, the MaxCell
solution enables network owners and builders to increase
cable density by as much as 300 percent. This increases
space, reduces costs and allows overlay without breaking new
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“Only a few years ago, there were few funding options for communities
looking to build a fiber network. In the last couple of years, new entrants
with innovative funding solutions have entered the market. I believe this
will be what makes the industry grow at a much faster pace in the years
to come.”
– Isak Finér, CMO, COS Systems
ground. MaxSpace is a patent-pending, no-dig technology
and construction method that safely removes existing
innerduct from around active fiber optic cables with virtually
no load on the cables and no interruption of service. As the
innerducts are removed, cables migrate to the bottom of the
outer conduit. Once all innerducts are removed, up to 90
percent of conduit space is recovered. The MaxCell group was
founded in 1999 and is based in Wadsworth, Ohio.
Michels Corporation
920-583- 3132
Key Products: Fiber optic network construction, including
outside-plant construction, structured cabling, and fiber
splicing and testing
Summary: In 1983, Michels, based in Brownsville,
Wisconsin, was one of the first companies to construct fiber
lines. Today, it builds thousands of miles of fiber optic and
broadband networks per year. Its communications division
serves all sectors of the communications industry – local
telephone companies, broadband and cable TV providers,
schools and enterprises. Plowing, trenching, splicing,
terminating, testing, constructing aerial lines, directional
boring, rail plowing, installing cable, conducting site work
and providing FTTx solutions are some of the services
Michels Communications offers. Last year, the company
booked $1.8 billion in new construction to rank 34th on
the Engineering News-Record list of top 400 contractors.
It assists clients with growth forecasting, verifying existing
facilities, investigating potential migration strategies and
estimating costs of numerous deployment options. The
company’s construction design and management services
include all phases of inside- and outside-plant engineering.
The firm, which has more than 5,000 employees, has 31
regional offices throughout the United States.
Mid-State Consultants
Key Products: Communications engineering services,
facilities management software
Summary: Mid-State Consultants offers a full range of
communications engineering services for telephony, data
and video networks as well as computerized mapping and
conversion and construction supervision. The company
has experience working for a broad clientele, including
local exchange carriers, RBOCs, interexchange carriers,
competitive access providers, ISPs, cellular operators and
CATV operators, and it has participated in many FTTH
projects. Mid-State assists clients with growth forecasting,
verification of existing facilities, investigation of potential
migration strategies and cost estimates of numerous
deployment options. The company’s construction design
and management services include all phases of inside- and
outside-plant engineering. Mid-State’s e-TICS facilities
management software facilitates the assignment of inside and
outside plant from end to end; for FTTH networks, it can
assign fibers and splitter ports to specific locations. In 2014,
the company acquired CBW Communications Engineers, a
professional engineering firm whose client base has expanded
from independent telephone companies in North Carolina to
companies throughout the southeastern United States and the
U.S. Virgin Islands. Mid-State Consultants is headquartered
in Nephi, Utah, and has eight regional offices throughout the
United States.
Key Products: Fiber optic components, including FTTH
actives and passives, fiber optic cable, transmitters,
receivers, amplifiers, nodes, attenuators, enclosures,
splitters, fusion splicers, patch and splice enclosures, tools
and test equipment
Summary: Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, since 1982,
Multicom is a full-line stocking distributor and manufacturer
of products used for end-to-end integration of voice, data
and video over fiber, coax and copper. With a multimilliondollar inventory of more than 16,000 products from 270-plus
of the world’s major manufacturers, Multicom provides all
the active and passive components required for complete
FTTH end-to-end solutions. New introductions include a
next-generation fiber optic actives and passives line based on
Corning fiber and a multimode fiber optic–based product line
that includes installation and instrumentation products. The
Multicom brand fiber optic product line also includes 1310
and 1550nm optical transmitters; standard and high-power
1550nm EDFAs; optical receivers; standard, high power and
receive-only micronodes; a large variety of Corning fiberbased passives, splitters, WDMs, patch and splice enclosures;
and fiber optic cable from multiple sources for all network
applications. Multicom maintains sales offices, rep agencies
and subdistributors throughout the Americas.
Key Products: Fiber distribution and cable management
solutions, connectors, splice enclosures and cabinets;
MDU enclosures; raceway and pathway solutions
Summary: Multilink, founded in 1983, is a manufacturer
of telecommunications network components that expanded
to become a worldwide supplier and integrator of end-toend solutions as it focused its new product development on
fiber optic–based solutions. Multilink’s customers include
independent telcos, RBOCs, utilities, local area network
providers and CATV MSOs. Its products are designed to
meet the needs of both legacy plant and new technology
applications. Based in Elyria, Ohio, Multilink is privately
owned and has 200 employees.
NEO Connect
Key Products: Consulting, design and engineering services
for middle-mile and FTTH networks
These companies provide fiber management solutions, splitters, enclosures, cabinets, connectors, ducts, conduits and related equipment for fiber access networks.
3M Company/
Communication Markets Division
Alpha Technologies
American Products
Century Fiber Optics
Channell Commercial Corporation
Charles Industries Ltd.
Corning Optical Communications
Dasan Networks/
Dasan Network Solutions
Emerson Network Power
Fiberdyne Labs
Leviton Manufacturing
Lite Access Technologies
PPC Broadband Fiber
Montclair Fiber Optics
Opti-Com Manufacturing Network
Pencell Plastics
Preformed Line Products
Primex Manufacturing
Radiant Communications
SENKO Advanced Components
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Superior Essex
Thermo Bond
“Fiber to the premises is not considered a luxury anymore – it is becoming
necessary for homes, businesses and communities to operate. Today,
people’s lives depend on reliable and fast internet access. It’s important
that service providers are able to rely on a network’s ability to scale and
increase bandwidth as the population demands. As an industry, our goal
is to ensure that every person has the opportunity to receive high-speed
broadband services.”
– Michael Fischer, Vice President of U.S. Sales, Zhone Technologies
Summary: NEO Connect, founded by telecom and FTTH
veteran Diane Kruse, provides strategic consulting services for
utilities, municipalities, companies, tribal communities, real
estate developers, grant recipients and government agencies
that deploy fiber optic, gigabit and fiber-to-the-home networks.
Services include consulting, feasibility studies, financial and
business planning, financing, contract negotiations, design and
engineering services, RFP writing and vendor management,
project management, program management and appraisal
services. Located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the firm has
served communities across the United States.
Headquartered in Helsinki, Nokia is expected to have sales
of roughly $30 billion in 2016, about 30 percent of that in
North America. With the addition of Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia
is now a worldwide leader in fixed broadband equipment,
including FTTH electronics of all kinds as well as nearFTTH technologies such as New in 2016 is a passive
optical LAN solution based on GPON technology. Nokia’s
next-generation 10 Gbps FTTH technologies are making
headway in the market, with its NG-PON2 solution deployed
by EPB Fiber Optics in Chattanooga, its 10G-EPON solution
deployed by Starman in Estonia and its XGS-PON solution
tested by China Mobile. The combined company has about
104,000 employees and an annual R&D budget of well over
$5 billion. In the mix is the former Bell Laboratories, now
Nokia Bell Labs, which had gone to Alcatel in its acquisition
of Lucent a decade earlier.
Key Products: Equipment for fixed and mobile broadband
access, IP routing and optical networks; software and
services to optimize network performance
Summary: In an exchange of stock, Nokia absorbed
networking equipment rival Alcatel-Lucent in January 2016.
770-798-5555; 888-342-3743
The following companies sell fiber-to-the-desk solutions
for corporate or campus LANs.
3M Company/
Communication Markets Division
Cisco Systems
Corning Optical Communications
Zhone Technologies
Key Products: Optical fiber; optical fiber cable; fusion
splicers; fiber management and connectivity products
for homes, businesses, data centers and MDUs; network
design services
Summary: OFS’s heritage, which goes back to the original Bell
Labs, includes pioneering research and development in fiber
optics. Wholly owned by Furukawa Electric of Japan, OFS
designs, manufactures and supplies optical fiber, fiber optic
cable, specialty photonics and optical connectivity solutions,
providing end-to-end fiber optic solutions for outside-plant and
inside-plant networks. Products include EZ-Bend ultra-bendinsensitive optical cables and InvisiLight solutions for nearly
invisible in-MDU and in-home fiber deployments; AllWave+
ZWP full-spectrum, zero-water-peak, bend-optimized
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. The 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.
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
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 outsideplant work that includes aerial drops, underground drops,
mainline fiber splicing and bidirectional testing.
Key Products: Promoting the digital economy in Northeast
Summary: The 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. The
OneCommunity network was in many ways the prototype
for the BTOP model of an open-access, middle-mile network
connecting anchor institutions. The 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 forprofit 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
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
“As the growth of FTTH networks accelerates, the speed of fiber will
change the way we use the internet. Regardless of speed, the goal is to
keep building fiber, anywhere and everywhere. Access to information
through broadband is a necessity, not a luxury.”
– Sam Harlan, Vice President, Engineering Business Consulting, CHR Solutions
Key Products: Internet, video and voice services; support for
leasing offices
Summary: Pavlov Media is a leading network provider in
the multiple-dwelling-unit space and the largest private
provider of broadband services to off-campus student
housing communities in the United States. It builds and runs
networks for nearly 700 apartment communities in 43 states
and Canada. Pavlov Media’s 10 Gbps national fiber backbone
network enables the delivery of internet speed up to 1 Gbps.
Other recent speed-enhancing innovations include launching
WebSnap – a set of traffic management techniques that enable
fast web page loading through superfast blasts of service –
and hosting a root domain name server on its network to
improve latency. Pavlov Media launched its first fiber-to-theunit service several years ago and now supplies FTTU to
thousands of apartments. Founded in 1994, Pavlov Media is
headquartered in Champaign, Illinois.
Power & Tel
Advanced Media Technologies
Communications Supply Corporation
Core Telecom Systems
Fiber Instrument Sales
KGP Logistics
Power & Tel
TVC Communications
Walker and Associates
Key Products: Fiber optic and cable products, optical
networking electronics, test gear, IPTV and home
networking solutions
Summary: The distributor Power & Tel specializes in the
procurement, sales and logistics of communications products.
By cost-effectively and efficiently managing the supply
chain, Power & Tel lets its customers – service providers,
contractors and other entities large enough to maintain
their own communications networks – focus on building
and maintaining fiber networks. The company also provides
materials management services that make use of state-of-the art
distribution technology to accommodate the industry’s rapidly
changing supply needs. Founded in 1963 and privately owned,
Power & Tel is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and has
locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
PPC Broadband Fiber
Key Products: Armored polymer microduct and fiber cables
for FTTH and MDU markets
PPC Broadband Fiber’s fiber optic cable, microduct and
closure solutions are designed to enable cost-effective fiber
deployment. The company’s Miniflex fiber cable provides
protection, flexibility and installation performance and
is fully compatible with industry-standard microducts.
Miniflex fiber cable can be pushed by hand more than 400
feet, pulled for 900 feet or blown 2,500 feet. The QuikPush
family of preconnectorized pushable fiber solutions and the
all-dielectric, self-supporting (ADSS) cable are designed to
speed up the last mile of FTTH and FTTC deployments.
Preconnectorized QuikDrop cable is a small, ultra-tough,
flexible fiber. Easy to ship and handle, it has been proven
to reduce installation costs and time. In addition, PPC has
several options for closures to house fiber cable slack, ONUs,
and RF electronics and passives that provide security for
consumers and convenience for technicians. PPC Broadband
Fiber has installed more than 100 million feet of fiber cable
and microduct in more than 52 countries.
Preformed Line Products
Key Products: Fiber optic and copper splice closures, highspeed cross-connect devices, cable anchoring and control
hardware and systems
Summary: Founded in 1947, Preformed Line Products (PLP)
is an international designer and manufacturer of products
and systems used to construct and maintain overhead and
underground networks. Its flagship product line of COYOTE
fiber closures has been updated to make the devices more
durable, more versatile and easier to install. PLP serves
telecommunications network operators, cable television and
broadband service providers, power utilities, corporations and
enterprise networks, government agencies and educational
institutions. Headquartered in Cleveland, PLP operates
domestic manufacturing centers in Rogers, Arkansas, and
Albemarle, North Carolina. The company serves worldwide
markets through operations in 16 countries. Net sales for
2015 were $354 million.
FTTx solutions and premises/data cables. Prysmian offers
two compact solutions for FTTH. Mini FlexTube cables are
optimized for mid-span access with superflexible 1.3 mm
tubes that can be removed without tools. LT2.0 cable offers
small, flexible conventional buffer tubes, with bend-insensitive
fiber as a standard feature. Prysmian Group also offers ADSS
and OPGW cables for FTTH and middle-mile builders
that have access to electrical utility poles or transmission
infrastructure. This year, Prysmian introduced innovations in
wideband multimode fiber and limited-mode fibers for spacedivision multiplexing. In 2015, Prysmian’s sales reached more
than $7 billion.
Pulse Broadband
Key Products: Fiber network and FTTH planning, design,
construction management, provisioning, billing, customer
care, video programming services and operations
Prysmian Group
803-951-4800; 800-713-5312
Key Products: Optical fiber and telecommunications cables
Summary: Prysmian Group is the world’s largest cable
solutions provider. The company operates through two global
brands: Prysmian and Draka. With 130 years of history,
Prysmian Group has subsidiaries in 50 countries, 89 plants,
17 R&D centers and more than 19,000 employees. In North
America, operators have deployed more than 80 million
fiber miles of Prysmian Group fiber. The company’s product
portfolio includes optical fiber cable, composite 4G cable,
Summary: Pulse Broadband specializes in rural fiber
broadband, helping electric cooperatives, municipalities
and other organizations build and operate gigabit fiber
networks to enable next-generation, smart-grid information
delivery as well as high-speed broadband internet and
telecommunications services. Pulse helps clients determine
which type of fiber architecture is most financially viable
and then works to design networks, manage construction
and optionally offer voice, video and data services once
FTTH networks are built. Pulse also offers assistance with
back-office functions, including billing, customer sales and
support, reporting and marketing. In the last year, Pulse
has discussed projects with more than 25 new clients, been
These companies provide software used to plan and design FTTH networks.
Advance Fiber Optics
Biarri Networks
COS Systems
CrescentLink Solutions
ETI Software Solutions
Lode Data Corporation
Mapcom Systems
Mid-State Consultants
VETRO FiberMap
retained to conduct 12 new fiber feasibility studies and started
or completed fiber projects in Alabama, Colorado, Iowa,
Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,
Tennessee, Utah and Virginia, representing an investment in
rural fiber infrastructure of more than $250 million.
Rocket Fiber
Key Products: High-speed internet access
Summary: Rocket Fiber began rolling out FTTH services to
residents and businesses in Detroit’s central business district
in late 2015 and plans to expand throughout other areas
of the city. One of the few U.S. providers to offer 10 Gbps
residential service, it is preparing to add IPTV video services
soon. Rocket Fiber is unusual among private, for-profit ISPs
in that it was formed with the explicit goal of contributing
to local economic development. Its mission is to develop
and implement critical technology infrastructure that will
contribute to transforming Detroit into an attractive city for
technology and other businesses to locate. The company is at
the forefront of Detroit’s smart-city movement, leading the
development of high-tech assets that will soon become part of
the city’s important infrastructure. Rocket Fiber was founded
in 2014 and is a part of Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert’s
umbrella entity Rock Ventures, which coordinates his
portfolio of companies, investments and real estate holdings.
and design networks, speeds network buildouts and achieves
cost savings for owners. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary,
SDT currently serves clients in 35 states and continues to
expand its service offerings and national footprint.
Smithville Communications / Smithville Telecom /
Smithville Fiber
812-876-2211; 800-742-4084
Key Products: High-speed internet, IPTV, voice, managed
services, cellular, home automation and security services,
cloud services, big data support, videoconferencing,
consulting services for broadband-supported economic
Summary: Privately owned Smithville Communications is
Indiana’s largest independent telecom company, with about
200 employees. In the last year, Smithville lifted data caps
and speed tiers and adopted a “best available speed” policy
for all residential internet customers who also have voice
service. It also began a $4.5 million network upgrade that
will allow it to offer wave-level connectivity from 1 Gbps
to 100 Gbps, with the capacity to scale to 200 Gbps in the
future, and it continued its $90 million FTTP buildout to
homes, businesses, educational institutions and government
facilities inside and outside its traditional service area. As
Smithville expanded or created new all-fiber communities
and regions in rural Indiana that larger telcos had ignored,
it adopted the brand Smithville Fiber. Smithville Fiber
expanded to Jasper and parts of Bloomington, and it has
several more communities under consideration. Smithville
offers commercial services through Smithville Business,
providing fiber-based connectivity, data consulting, network
management and managed services for businesses, university
campuses, biotechnology companies, health care providers
and government offices in central and southern Indiana.
Key Products: Telecommunications infrastructure services,
including structured cabling; engineer, furnish and install
services; design and engineering
Summary: Headquartered in Brookhaven, Mississippi, with
200 employees, SDT provides a diversified package of services
to telecommunications carriers, developers and integration
providers. The company performs network planning, design,
development, installation, testing, turnup and maintenance
on all network environments, from long-haul fiber networks
to FTTH, wireless and LAN. Recently, SDT has been
involved in numerous projects to deliver fiber to cell sites.
With its integrated project delivery strategy, SDT can bundle
individual products from its separate business units (outsideplant engineering and construction, inside-plant and wireless
services, real estate, right-of-way and managed services) as
turnkey solutions. In association with its strategic partner,
Clearion Software, SDT pioneered the use of GIS in fiber
network design, which greatly reduces the time to engineer
Key Products: Gigabit fiber-to-the-premises, fiber-to-thenode, and DSL Internet access; residential and business
voice service; colocation; business networking
Summary: An internet service provider headquartered in
the San Francisco Bay Area, Sonic has delivered internet
connectivity for 22 years. Sonic’s fiber-to-the-premises
projects began with managing Google’s beta FTTH network
in 2010 at Stanford University. Since then, the company
has built residential and business fiber networks in Bay
Area cities, including parts of San Francisco. In addition to
fiber products, Sonic delivers high-speed DSL to homes and
businesses throughout California. Sonic’s business Internet
and phone customers include Lagunitas, the Golden State
Warriors, Amy’s Kitchen and Minted. Sonic’s mission is to
bring Internet freedom to all. The company supports privacy,
uncapped bandwidth and affordable pricing for all products
– it sells residential gigabit fiber Internet and home phone
service for only $40 per month.
Superior Essex
Key Products: Premises and outside-plant fiber and copper
cable products, FTTH enclosures
Summary: Superior Essex designs, manufactures and supplies
a large selection of premises and outside-plant fiber optic
and copper wire and cable products. The company supplies
many of the largest telecommunications service providers,
and its cable products are installed in thousands of enterprises
around the globe. It recently introduced a line of cables for
distributed antenna systems; FTTH closures, including fiber
distribution hubs; and redesigned families of fiber dome
closures. Superior Essex has a codevelopment and marketing
alliance with Legrand to create a suite of structured cabling
systems, nCompass, which provides solutions to the
challenges of technical support, network energy efficiency,
reliability and flexibility. The company recently launched
PowerWise Category 5e cable, a 22-gauge communications
data cable specifically designed for internet-connected devices
that utilize Power over Ethernet. Also introduced recently
is EnduraLite indoor/outdoor loose-tube optical fiber cable.
Superior Essex is headquartered in Atlanta and has more than
3,000 employees. Its state-of-the-art product development
center is in Kennesaw, Georgia, and it has manufacturing
facilities in Brownwood, Texas; Tarboro, North Carolina; and
Hoisington, Kansas.
“Advanced broadband service is necessary for all of us to work, play and
effectively conduct our lives. Communities can dramatically transform
their ability to create an environment for economic development
opportunities. There are many emerging models to share in the capital,
risks and rewards to enable implementation of gigabit networks through
a public-private partnership.”
– Diane Kruse, Founder and CEO, NEO Connect
Key Products: Fiber enclosure systems for outside plant,
MDUs and building entrances; home networking
solutions; structured wiring media panel enclosures and
modules; high-speed panels and frames
Summary: Suttle specializes in connectivity solutions for
communications service providers, meeting network needs
from central offices all the way into customer premises.
In the last several years, Suttle has focused on innovating
solutions for gigabit broadband deployments with its newest
brands, FutureLink and MediaMAX. FutureLink provides
high-quality, medium-agnostic connectivity for high-speed
outside-plant and premises applications. MediaMAX premises
distribution systems are designed to meet the demand for wired
and wireless high-speed triple play connectivity throughout
homes and small offices and to optimize the installation
cost for gigabit services. Suttle’s products are designed to
comply with the most stringent industry standards. Quality
management systems are ISO 9001 and TL9000 certified.
Headquartered in Hector, Minnesota, Suttle was founded in
1910 and is now a subsidiary of Communications Systems Inc.
Revenue for 2015 was $50 million.
Team Fishel
614-274-8100; 800-347-4351
Key Products: Network design, engineering, construction,
installation and maintenance services
Summary: Established in 1936, Team Fishel has 1,850
“teammates” and 37 offices in 13 states across the United
States. The company specializes in designing and constructing
last-mile fiber optic networks for broadband service providers.
Its fiber specialists have more than 35 years of experience
building fiber to the home and business. Team Fishel
has the technical resources to design broadband network
infrastructures from initial planning stages all the way
through construction, installation and system maintenance.
In 2015, Team Fishel announced that the company is working
closely with SEI Communications to bring FTTH service
to rural residents in southeastern Indiana. The company is
laying conduit and multiple fiber ducts along both main and
secondary roads, establishing a future path that will ultimately
allow SEI to connect fiber service directly to homes.
Key Products: Fiber optic and copper connectivity solutions,
network power management, equipment racks and
cabinets, cable management systems
Summary: Since 1982, Telect has developed products and
solutions for network connectivity and power management. Its
fiber equipment portfolio includes solutions that range from 12
to 7,000 ports. Telect designs and manufactures high-density
frames, rack-mount bulkhead panels, tray-based solutions,
wall or pole-mounted solutions, preconfigured equipment,
and overhead and vertical cable management solutions. This
privately held company aims to challenge the status quo and
respond to customer challenges with innovative solutions
tailored to their needs. Telect products and solutions are found
across communications service provider networks, data centers
and utility networks around the world. Headquartered in
Liberty Lake, Washington, with 220 employees, Telect also
operates a facility in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Tucows / Ting
Key Products:
Gigabit Internet access
Summary: Ting, a subsidiary of Tucows – a domainmanagement service company that ventured into the
MVNO business in 2012 – launched its FTTH business
with a bang in December 2014 when it acquired Blue
Ridge InternetWorks, a competitive fiber provider in
Charlottesville, Virginia. Today, Ting provides fiber services
across Charlottesville and continues to expand to new areas.
Shortly after the Charlottesville announcement, the city
of Westminster, Maryland, chose Ting to be the network
operator and first service provider on its city-owned fiber
optic network, which was lit in July 2015. Ting is now
bringing its fiber network to Holly Springs, North Carolina,
and the greater Sandpoint area of Idaho. Construction in
Holly Springs begins in summer 2016. Ting has ambitions
to provide FTTH services in other small markets; the
company is evaluating opportunities to invest in or partner
with additional network operators, and its website invites
consumers to “Put your town or city’s name on our watch
list.” Tucows is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with
offices in Starkville Mississippi; Amsterdam; Bonn and
Singapore. With 350 employees, it reported $173 million in
revenue in 2015.
US Ignite
202-365- 9219
Key Products: Fostering the development, testing and
deployment of transformative applications for nextgeneration networks
Summary: US Ignite spurs the development of nextgeneration broadband applications – novel applications and
digital experiences that will transform health care, energy,
education, transportation, public safety and advanced
manufacturing. The initiative uses advanced technologies
developed by researchers, entrepreneurs, engineers and
technologists. By engaging diverse public and private leaders,
US Ignite works to foster the development and deployment
of new applications that will impact how Americans work,
live and play. With leadership from the National Science
Foundation and the White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy, US Ignite launched at the White House
in 2012. It responded to the administration’s call to ensure
that all Americans have access to the information and
tools necessary to thrive in a 21st-century economy. An
independent nonprofit funded through member organizations,
US Ignite works with 45 technical partners, including many
large network providers, and more than 200 community test
beds. As coordinator and incubator of this ecosystem, US
Ignite is driving new business opportunities and accelerating
U.S. leadership in the adoption of ultra-fast broadband and
software-defined networks in communities nationwide.
Vantage Point Solutions
Key Products: Telecom engineering and consulting services
Summary: Vantage Point Solutions (VPS) provides
engineering and consulting services to broadband wireless
and wireline providers. With a staff of more than 200, VPS
has enormous depth and expertise in broadband engineering,
financial analysis and regulatory services. Services include
professional engineering, outside-plant engineering, strategic
planning, technology evaluations, network architecture
design, and regulatory and feasibility studies. VPS also
developed the popular Remote Assistant, a cloud-based home
monitoring service that providers can private label to allow
their customers to control door locks, lighting, thermostats,
cameras and other devices. VPS deploys FTTP, wireless, data
and transport networks as well as IPv6 network transitions
and IPTV implementations.
Verizon Communications / Verizon Enhanced
Key Products: Internet, video and digital voice services over a
fiber optic network
Summary: Verizon delivers broadband and other
communications services to consumer, business, government
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and wholesale customers. The largest FTTH provider in
the United States, it provides converged communications,
information and entertainment services in the United States
and integrated business solutions in more than 150 countries.
A Dow 30 company with almost $132 billion in 2015 revenues
(30 percent from wireline services), Verizon employed 177,700
people worldwide at the end of 2015. Fios Quantum Internet,
the company’s flagship service, offers connection speeds up
to 500 Mbps symmetrical, and Fios Quantum TV offers
the ability to record up to 12 shows at the same time and up
to 200 hours of HD recording capacity. Verizon Enhanced
Communities works with property owners, property managers
and businesses to serve multifamily residential, multitenant
commercial and mixed-use communities with high-bandwidth
internet, TV and phone services. In June 2015, Verizon
bought AOL, acquiring a mobile advertising platform as
well as popular online content such as the Huffington Post,
Engadget and TechCrunch. It also launched a mobile-first
social entertainment platform called go90, with content
aimed at millennials. As of the end of 2015, Verizon’s FTTH
network, Fios, had 7 million internet subscribers and 5.8
million video subscribers, with revenue totaling roughly $15
billion. However, in April 2016, Verizon sold all residential
and small-business wireline operations in California,
Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications, transferring
approximately 1.6 million Fios internet subscribers and 1.2
million Fios video subscribers to Frontier. In April 2016,
Verizon announced a partnership with the city of Boston to
build out the Fios network in Boston.
641-628-3141; 888-837-6337
Key Products: Horizontal directional drilling equipment;
utility and pedestrian trenchers and plows
Summary: Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, and selling
worldwide, Vermeer manufactures underground installation
equipment. Its involvement in fiber optic installation began in
1991 with the launch of its Navigator horizontal directional
drill product line, which can install communications lines
underground without excavating or trenching, minimizing
environmental disruption and helping reduce labor costs
in fiber deployments. In 2010, Vermeer introduced a
microtrenching system that allows installation of fiber
lines into a roadway in one quick, efficient pass. Recent
introductions include the S3 generation of directional
drills in which speed, simplicity and sound are trademarks
of the product line. Each S3 model was redesigned based
on customer input to achieve sound reductions, enhanced
speed and a simplified design. Privately owned, Vermeer was
founded in 1948.
Viavi Solutions
Key Products: Network enablement, security, optimization
and test equipment for service providers and enterprises
Key Products: Products and services for deploying
communications networks
Summary: Viavi Solutions provides test, measurement and
enablement solutions for telecommunications service providers,
cable operators, network equipment manufacturers, contractors
and enterprises. The company’s network optimization and
communications test tools are designed to enable systems that
can be managed remotely and respond dynamically to changes
in network traffic patterns as demand increases. Viavi was
formed last year when JDSU spun off its optical components
business into a new company, Lumentum. This year, Viavi
introduced the first 1.2 GHz DOCSIS 3.1 field test equipment.
Based in Milpitas, California, Viavi posted revenue of nearly
$1 billion for the fiscal year ending June 2016.
Summary: Walker and Associates is a national distributor
of network products for broadband providers, including
wireline, wireless, CATV, government and enterprise network
operators. Its extensive range of products from more than 300
suppliers facilitates carriers’ delivery of high-speed internet,
video, data and voice services to residential, business and
mobile users. Walker supports technologies such as switching,
routing, Wi-Fi, microwave, NFV, Carrier Ethernet, VoIP,
WDM, ROADM, packet optical networking, SDN, GPON,
active Ethernet, fixed wireless, DSL and more, and provides
physical plant products, including fiber/copper connectivity,
power systems, indoor and outdoor enclosures and outsideplant products. Walker’s certified product engineering,
kitting, testing, installation, systems integration and
managed services simplify network deployment, and the
company helps network designers make product selection
decisions for optimum network performance, scale and
operating cost. It also performs promotional, logistical
and technical support services for manufacturers, reaching
10 telecommunications submarkets and more than 1,200
domestic customers. Based in Welcome, North Carolina,
Walker and Associates
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Zhone Technologies
510-777-7000; 877-946-6320
Key Products: Telecommunications equipment for all-IP
multiservice broadband access, including multiservice
platform integration of FTTx, Ethernet in the First Mile
and wireless access technologies.
Summary: Zhone Technologies’ all-IP multiservice access
solutions serve more than 750 network operators worldwide.
With the company’s integrated portfolio of FTTx, EFM and
Wi-Fi access technologies, providers can deliver residential and
business broadband, fixed and mobile voice, advanced video
and entertainment, and mobile backhaul over copper, fiber and
wireless infrastructures. Zhone’s flagship, carrier-grade FTTx
platform, the MXK, is accompanied by a suite of smart ONTs.
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In 2012, Zhone launched the FiberLAN solution, a highperformance, high-density, GPON-based optical LAN. In
fall 2015, Zhone introduced MXK-F, an aggregation platform
that can support fiber-based, triple-play service for a large
city in a single chassis. Compatible with current and nextgeneration XG-PON, NG-PON2 and beyond, the MXK-F
can support cloud-based applications and services that have
not yet been imagined. Zhone is headquartered in Oakland,
California, and its MSAP products are manufactured in the
United States in a facility that is emission-, wastewater- and
CFC-free. With more than 250 employees worldwide, Zhone
posted revenue of $100 million in 2015. Dasan is pursuing
a merger and acquisition involving Zhone Technologies.
Zhone will acquire Dasan Network Solutions from Dasan
Networks and, in exchange, will issue common stock to Dasan
Networks representing 58 percent of the combined company.
The existing stockholders of Zhone will retain 42 percent of
the combined company. The combined company will be called
Dasan Zhone Solutions Inc.
ZyXEL Communications Inc.
714-632-0882; 800-255-4101
Key Products: Customer-premises equipment and Ethernet
switches for FTTH and FTTN networks
Summary: In operation since 1989, ZyXEL offers a portfolio
of fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity,
entertainment solutions and smart-home devices. Service
providers deliver FTTH and FTTN services to homes,
buildings and campuses with ZyXEL products that include
broadband gateways, Wi-Fi routers and media streamers,
power line and HPNA adapters, indoor and outdoor WLAN
access points, gigabit and 10G Ethernet switches, nextgen UTM security gateways, Wi-Fi hotspots and internet
service gateways. Recent product introductions include a
new Gigabit Ethernet wireless AC2200 gateway, two new
802.11ac access points and a family of Layer-2 gigabit access
switches for business broadband. ZyXEL clients include major
service providers and more than 100 independent operating
companies throughout the United States. ZyXEL’s worldwide
headquarters is in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and its North American
headquarters is in Anaheim, California. With 90 employees,
ZyXEL offers logistical, sales and technical support in the
United States through a domestic team of professionals. v
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