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Advanced Broadband Supply
Tabletop #18

Complete Broadband Distributor; Stocking all FTTx Passives, including Fiber Cable, Drop Fiber, Cat5/6 Data Cables, Patch Panels, FTTx outside plant enclosures, PLC Splitters, Bunchy Fibers, GPON Test Equipment, Tools; as well as HFC Products such as Coax, RF Amplifiers, Nodes, Cable Modems and much, much more . . .

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Alianza radically transforms communications delivery so that service providers thrive with strong margins, better service, and elegant management. Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform is a web-scale, turnkey virtualized software solution that enables cable, mobile, telco and other broadband providers to rapidly customize, launch and profit from VoIP and UC services. The power of Alianza’s cloud delivers a lower total cost of ownership and a clear business case for VoIP with a zero-CAPEX, success-based SaaS model. This new way to deliver voice service untangles service providers from the restraints of old-school voice networks and accelerates innovation and growth.

Atlantic Engineering Group (AEG)
Tabletop #19

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 AEG is headquartered outside Atlanta, Georgia, it deploys in-house personnel and on-site project managers globally.  AEG performs project management, business modeling, service planning, engineering, outside plant underground and aerial construction, splicing, premises installation, headend activation, testing and many other professional and technical services.  AEG 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 AEG's 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 2016 with Actavo, an international strategic operations partner in the telecom, industrial and building industries, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Tabletop #20

Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in more than 130 countries and include fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications. Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, AFL has operations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.

American Polywater Corporation
Tabletop #3

American Polywater is a leading manufacturer of quality chemical solutions used in the communications field since 1973. The company first invented the Polywater line of cable pulling lubricants, which revolutionized cable pulling because of the extraordinary reduction in friction. Since then, the company has expanded to offer a broad line of products to clean, repair, maintain, and protect cables and other plant infrastructure. Product features include duct and cabinet pad sealants for rodent and weather proofing; cleaners for cable prep, Icky-Pic compound and fiber optic glass cleaners; a military-grade, total conduit encapsulation system and HDPE conduit adhesive; and cable pulling lubricants for the telecom, data and CATV markets, including F.O. cable micro-jetting and blowing lubricants.

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Booth #41

Calix is a global leader in access innovation and North America’s leading provider of fiber access systems and software. Leverage our fiber access expertise to become the broadband service provider of choice. Visit for more information.

CheckPoint Solutions
Attendee Bag Sponsor
Tabletop #4

CheckPoint was created by Adams Telephone Co-Operative, a not for profit member owned organization, as a full service management tool to assist in deploying fiber-to-the-home services to underserved communities.

With over 1,500 miles of Fiber distributed and over 65 years of experience, we know what it takes to implement and manage a successful fiber-to-the-home initiative.

We pride ourselves as a single source solution for all of your deployment needs. Contact us today at 217-214-2774 for more information on how we can help your project succeed.

Tabletop #10

Clearfield is the Fiber to the Anywhere company – with a Fiber to the Anywhere product platform. Rather than a pre-determined, scripted solution, “Solve for X” is the Clearfield promise of a product design methodology that addresses your unique requirements while providing the lowest total cost of ownership.

Clearfield delivers a stream-lined, practical approach when it comes to the distribution, consolidation, management and protection of fiber. Clearfield’s line of panels, frames and cabinets, optical components and full range of fiber optic assemblies & patch cords are designed for scalable deployment, craft-friendly operation and unsurpassed performance.

Clearfield’s FieldShield fiber delivery system provides a simple, fast fiber pathway through all points of the network to provide a total end-to-end solution. FieldShield pushable fiber, microduct and Clearfield last mile drop technologies are saving the provider time & money with labor lite designs that reduce labor and skill at installation and at the pre-engineering stage.

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Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC)
Tabletop #24

The Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) represents a wide range of public and private interests who support the authority of local communities to make the broadband internet choices that are essential for economic competitiveness, democratic discourse and quality of life in the 21st century. Membership is free. Join here.

Corning Optical Communications
Booth #42

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, we have applied our unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

The Corning Optical Communications division delivers connectivity to every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment to fully optimized solutions for high-speed communications networks. Visit us at

COS Systems
Tabletop #2

COS Systems delivers cloud-hosted software to plan, build and manage broadband networks globally. COS Service Zones allow network builders to draw competing zones, or “fiberhoods” across their cities and see real-time demand grow as customers sign up using branded websites. Once target take rates are reached, the networks are deployed with the backing of committed customers and secured revenue.

COS Business Engine is a proven network management solution supporting both single-provider and open-access networks. Subscribers buy their internet services from an online marketplace, which increases take rates, ARPU and customer satisfaction because the network owner can offer 24/7 availability while reaching maximum operations efficiency, thanks to the extensive use of self-service solutions.

COS Systems considers customer needs and creates innovative software solutions that streamline customers’ business processes, boost sales and profitability, and create satisfied customers.

ElectriCom, LLC.
Tabletop #23

ElectriCom is an independently owned utility construction contracting company. Our home office is located in Paoli, Indiana with regional offices located across the Midwest, South, Southwest, and Southeast. We offer multiple services through our five major operating divisions. Our services include all facets of power and telecommunications construction, gas line distribution and right-of-way services.

ETI Software Solutions
Tabletop #17

A global leader in telecommunications technology and services celebrating 25 years, ETI Software Solutions provides next-gen software for broadband service providers to manage service fulfillment and revenue assurance. ETI’s comprehensive, fully-integrated solution gives providers the power to work smarter and support multi-vendor FTTx networks at every stage, from fiber design and OSP management, CRM, activation and billing, to monitoring, device management and business-level analytics. Delivering the tools needed to manage complex systems more efficiently, reduce operating costs and ensure optimal quality of service, ETI has a robust North American customer base as well as providers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Holland, Israel, Slovenia, Russia, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, India and New Caledonia. Visit ETI in Booth Tabletop 17.

Fiber Broadband Association
Tabletop #26

Now in its 11th year, the Fiber Broadband Association (formerly the Fiber-to-the Home Council) is a nonprofit association consisting of companies and organizations that deliver video, internet and/or voice services over high-bandwidth, next-generation, direct fiber optic connections; companies that manufacture FTTH products; and others involved in planning and building FTTH networks. The association works to create a cohesive group to share knowledge and build industry consensus on key issues surrounding fiber to the home. Its mission is to accelerate deployment of all-fiber access networks by demonstrating how fiber-enabled applications and solutions create value for service providers and their customers, promote economic development and enhance quality of life. The association organizes North America’s largest annual FTTH event, the Fiber Connect Conference & Expo.

Fiber Instrument Sales, Inc.
Tabletop #22

Fiber Instrument Sales, Inc. (FIS) is a manufacturer and full-line distributor of communication fiber optic test equipment, enclosures, connectors, cable/cable assemblies, tools/tool kits, and consumable products. Serving over 11,000 customers worldwide, FIS maintains one of the largest fiber optic inventories in the industry and provides same-day shipping for most orders. Overnight shipping is available.

  • Manufactured Products include power meters, light sources, OTDR's, talk sets, visual fault locators, panels, enclosures & rack mount boxes, FTTx interconnect products, optical return loss test sets, pulse suppressors, cable assemblies, connectors, splice trays, splice protection sleeves, in-line attenuators, heat ovens and more.

  • Rentals; OTDRs, fusion splicers and other fiber optic equipment.

  • Custom Manufacturing; terminations, cut and coil cable service, custom ferrule drilling, and also custom injection-molded products.

  • Fiber Optic Training; classroom and on-site corporate training courses at locations across the country.

Fiber Instrument Sales - “the Solutionists.” Visit us at, or phone us at 800-5000-FIS(347.)

FibNet, Inc.
Tabletop #7

FibNet Inc, a complete broadband network solution provider. Our strategic partnership with companies like Ocean Cable and Communication Japan has not just been fruitful but we have been able to share their expertise in various grounds ranging from state-of-the-art non-burial terrestrial optical cable (based on submarine cable technology) for backhaul and backbone solutions, Our OCC cable product is ITU-T L.1700 standardized, which can be laid easily in all terrain with ease, DIY - Do-It-Yourself technology. No need to have special skill!. Semi-burial or non-burial fiber protected by a continuous stainless steel metallic tube. Though protected by steel, it is thin in nature and very light to carry. The cable is tested to be rodent proof with non-flammability. The cable has no electromagnetic interference and does not carry any power supply. We are confident that usage of such a robust and scalable solutions assumes paramount significance as a key foundation on which critical services can be implemented in a very affordable and timely manner. We shall prove ourselves more competent in terms of fast yet cost effective deployment of a network at any terrain and in any environment. We're the Distributor for other products of ZTT Fiber Optics Cable and accessories for FTTx Solution, Optical Distribution Network (ODN) ranging from OLT to ONU, all passive optical network, optical cross point and FTTx access. For Copper Cable (UTP,STP,FTP) we’re distributor of Nex1 from Taiwan for data, voice and video.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Tabletop #16

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., based in Richardson, TX, is a reliable, full-service integration partner who can help you transform your community into a prosperous and sustainable smart city. We can collaborate with you to understand your situation today and plan the way forward. Fujitsu network solutions draw upon a vendor-agnostic approach and extensive partner ecosystem to evolve your network along the right path for you. Whether you’re looking for smart broadband infrastructure and applications, data analytics, cloud platforms, cybersecurity or managed network services, Fujitsu will work with you to understand the problem, define the solution, and make every step the right step. For more information, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn at

Tabletop #15

Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services and is a leading North American distributor of high-quality components, equipment and materials for a number of industries.

With $6 billion in revenue (2014), Graybar employs thousands of men and women at more than 260 North American distribution centers. As one of North America's largest employee-owned companies, Graybar has the power and stability of a big company coupled with the integrity and drive of a neighborhood business.

Founded in 1869, Graybar procures, warehouses, and delivers tens of thousands of electrical supplies, communications and data products, components and related services to its customers. Graybar stocks and sells hundreds of thousands of items from thousands of manufacturers.

Graybar serves customers in the construction market, the commercial, institutional and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets, with products and services that support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.

Through its distribution network and value-added services, including kitting and integrated solutions, Graybar is helping its customers to power and network their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. By adding sophisticated logistics and project management to its operations, Graybar has become a vital link in America's supply chain.

Hotwire Communications
Booth #44

Hotwire Communications is an industry leader in providing 10 Gigabit connectivity to government, residential, commercial, hospitality, student and senior living environments through its Fision® Government, Home, Work, Stay, U, and Encore divisions, respectively.  Hotwire Communications provides state-of-the-art technology, superior white-glove customer care, and an expanding suite of bundled telecommunication services. 

Juniper Networks
Tabletop #14

Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. Our team co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks with agility, performance and value. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks ( or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

The Light Brigade
Tabletop #25

Light Brigade has instructed more than 50,000 attendees in its public and custom classes since 1987. The company offers a variety of fiber optic courses that cover basic fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing and more-advanced topics, such as fiber characterization and FTTx. The company offers course development services and will custom create a course for any fiber optic subject matter or skill level. In addition, Light Brigade produces professional quality educational DVDs and online training. All Light Brigade training materials are technology-based and demonstrate theory and techniques applicable to any manufacturer’s product.

Lite Access Technologies
Tabletop #9

Lite Access is a leader in air blown fiber and microduct solutions. Specialising in innovative, non-invasive Micro and Narrow Trench technologies, Lite Access helps reduce the cost of building fiber networks.

Our proven deployment and reinstatement methods have been widely accepted by municipal authorities. Our end to end solution includes a complete line of microducts, fiber and sundries for direct bury, direct install, in building and aerial applications.

Please visit us to learn more about how we can help build your fiber network quickly and cost effectively.

Magellan Advisors
Co-Sponsor Wednesday Night Cocktail Reception
Tabletop #1

Magellan provides leading broadband, smart-city, information technology and security consulting services to public and private organizations. We are a full spectrum planning and implementation firm that brings together technology, communications and utility consulting to create smart gigabit cities of tomorrow.

Our professionals have years of experience in the broadband, telecom, information technology and government sectors. We are thought leaders in broadband and smart-city development and keep communities competitive in the digital world. Learn about Magellan’s perspectives by visiting Success Stories, where you’ll find practical, real world information how we create smart gigabit communities.

Magellan succeeds when clients succeed. Our goal is to find practical broadband and technology solutions that our clients can implement in their communities. Through our services, more than $1 billion in new broadband investments have connected more than 1,000 schools, hospitals, libraries and governments and passed nearly 1 million homes with fiber optic broadband.

National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
Co-Sponsor Wednesday Night Cocktail Reception
Tabletop #6

NISC is an information technology company that develops and supports advanced iVUE software, open-systems computer hardware and processing services for independent telecoms across the US, Canada and Pacific. NISC provides systems integration and software products such as Customer Care & Billing, Accounting and Business Solutions, wireless billing, Carrier Access Billing, SmartHub, Mapping, Engineering and provisioning.

Tabletop #8

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTx, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers, OFS provides the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.

OFS’s corporate lineage dates to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multibillion dollar global leader in optical communications. Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia.

For more information, please visit

Power & Tel
Tabletop #11

A mainstay in the communications industry, Power & Tel understands commitment to your customers and the business goals that allow for long-term success in an ever-changing marketplace. Power & Tel is WBENCcertified and committed to providing the highest level of quality service, which includes being ISO and TL certified. Utilizing our expertise in managing products and data flow within the supply chain, you can place even greater focus on meeting marketplace demand and your profit objectives.

Preformed Line Products
Booth #43

Preformed Line Products (PLP) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and supplier of high quality cable anchoring and control hardware systems, fiber optic and copper splice closures, and high-speed cross-connect devices.

PLP offers innovative product solutions like the COYOTE® family of fiber optic splice closures, organizers and trays, and the ARMADILLO® family of copper splice closures and accessories. The reliability of our full line of fiber optic, copper, demarcation, bonding, strand and cable solutions, combined with our knowledgeable sales team and technical support services, make Preformed Line Products the connection you can count on.

Vantage Point
Co-Sponsor Wednesday Night Cocktail Reception
Tabletop #5

Vantage Point Solutions is a leading telecommunications engineering and consulting company focused on customer service and driven by a passion for advanced technology. Progressive thinking makes Vantage Point well-known and respected in this industry. We offer a comprehensive line of services, blending technology, regulatory expertise and financial advice into one attractive package.

In addition to feasibility studies, long-range communication plans, outside-plant services and regulatory consulting, we also specialize in data network services to help meet your customers’ demand for multiple product offerings.

VETRO FiberMap
Tabletop #21

VETRO FiberMap: The End to End FTTx Software Solution

Are you planning a community fiber network? Expanding an existing fiber plant? Managing fiber to the home assets? Are you bottlenecked with mapping in Google Earth and circuit data in spreadsheets? Do legacy back-office engineering platforms have your network mapping locked up and inaccessible? VETRO FiberMap is the all-in-one, software-as-a-service fiber network mapping platform for you.

Informed by the business needs of the rising class of small and mid-sized fiber ISPs and community fiber networks. Designed for ease of use and engineered for rapid and flexible systems integration via open APIs, FiberMap is managed and delivered for you in the cloud. Extended with field inventory tools, it is simple, affordable, accessible, and powerful.

Come over to VETRO FiberMap, your new mapping platform to plan, design, cost, build, market, manage and grow your fiber-to-the-home network.

Tabletop #13

Zayo provides infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading business.

Tabletop #12

ZCorum offers a comprehensive suite of managed services and diagnostics applications for broadband operators designed to reduce operational costs and increase efficiency. Managed services include CPE provisioning for data and voice devices, cloud-based VoIP for residential and commercial customers, hosted email for subscribers, and 24 x 7 end-user technical support. ZCorum will also be highlighting solutions from their partner A10 Networks for IPv6 migration and DDoS mitigation. Finally, ZCorum will be demonstrating their award-winning TruVizion software, a web-based application that provides powerful and intuitive diagnostics for DOCSIS, DSL and GPON networks.













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