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Exhibitors / Sponsors


3-GIS
Booth #43

Named one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies and one of Broadband Communities Magazine’s FTTH Top 100 two years running, 3-GIS is a leading innovator of smart GIS solutions for the telecommunications industry. 3-GIS Fiber Network Solutions is a simple, smart, and fast GIS fiber management system for fiber network planning, design, construction, and management. 3-GIS Network Solutions, comprised of intuitive web, mobile, and admin components, is the world’s first web-based, full-editing fiber network management software. Visit www.3-GIS.com for more information.


ADTRAN
Booth #42

Gigabit broadband is transforming the way we live, work and play. ADTRAN is accelerating the delivery of premium broadband wit rapidly deployable solutions that leverage existing network infrastructure, speed time to market and reduce deployment costs. Learn more at adtran.com/broadband.


AFL
Table Top #16

Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 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, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.


Blandin Foundation
www.blandinfoundation.org

Blandin Foundation is all about Minnesotans imagining, leading, and growing, vibrant, resilient, rural communities.

Where do you see your community today? And more importantly, where do you imagine your community tomorrow? At Blandin Foundation, we see a world of possibilities within your answers, and we are committed to the hard work ahead in realizing all that potential.

Blandin Foundation - Expanded opportunity. Resilient economies. Vibrant. Rural. Community.


Calix
SILVER SPONSOR
Booth #19

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 to their subscribers. Visit www.calix.com for more information.


Clearfield
PREMIER SPONSOR
Booth #41

When it comes to distribution, consolidation, management and protection of fiber, nothing comes close to Clearfield’s stream-lined, practical approach. Designed for scalable deployment through the Clearview Cassette, craft-friendly operation, and unsurpassed performance, Clearfield’s line of panels, frames and cabinets, optical components, and full range of fiber optic assemblies and patch cords are designed with the simplicity in design that delivers lowest total cost of ownership.

Clearfield’s FieldShield fiber delivery system delivers a simple, fast fiber pathway through all points of the network, integrating with our ISP and OSP product lines to provide a total end-to-end solution. FieldShield pushable fiber, microduct and Clearfield last mile drop technologies are saving the provider time and money with labor lite designs that lower the cost of broadband deployment and reduce not only the time to install fiber but also simplify the complexity and time required to engineer the network design.

FieldSmart + FieldShield = Total Fiber Integration. www.SeeClearfield.com


Free Workshops

Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC)
Table Top #21

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 #44

Corning Optical Communications is an industry-leading supplier of FTTH product solutions with over 10 years and in excess of 25 million homes passed (HP).

Spanning a broad range of end-to-end fiber and wireless solutions for communications networks, Corning Optical Communications forms the backbone that connects businesses, homes, and people around the globe.


COS Systems
GOLD SPONSOR
Booth #22

COS Systems delivers cloud-hosted software to plan, build, and manage broadband networks globally.

COS Service Zones allows network builders to draw competing zones, or “Fiberhoods,” across their city and see real-time demand grow as customers sign up using branded websites. Once target take rates are reached, the networks are deployed backed by committed customers and secured revenue. COS Service Zones delivers subscriber-backed, successful broadband networks, and no more failed projects.

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, as the network owner can offer 24/7 availability, while reaching maximum operations efficiency, thanks to the extensive use of self-service solutions.

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


Dura-Line Corporation
Table Top #8
www.duraline.com

Dura-Line is the leading global supplier of pathway solutions and accessories that provide fast, safe installation of communication networks. US based, Dura-Line is the only TL9000 rated manufacturer of HDPE conduits serving the telecommunications, broadband, electrical, commercial and industrial markets. Core products include UL listed riser, plenum and HDPE MicroDucts and conduit for both indoor and OSP and applications. Typical applications include fiber-to-the-home (unit), fiber-to-the -desktop, data centers, hospitals, universities, industrial, long haul, backhaul, and metro applications. MicroTechnology and FuturePath products are designed to deliver more bandwidth in smaller packages. These technologies allow for more efficient placement of fiber, reduce construction costs, and provide room for future expansion. Dura-Line’s sales engineers provide design services and field installation training to support all our products.


eX2 Technology LLC
Table Top #25

Our company delivers multi-faceted solutions and services to your network project with greater efficiency, less cost, and a streamlined acquisition process.

We specialize in financing, designing, installing and maintaining robust broadband, intelligent transportation and critical infrastructure networks for government agencies, consortiums and public/private partnerships (P3). Our business is a single source solutions provider for communities and public agencies seeking to build or enhance their intelligent infrastructure.

Simply put – we’re a network design/build firm that brings financing options and creative funding alternatives to the partnership. Our philosophy is that completing your project and maintaining it for the long haul is just as important as finding a way to fund it.

By connecting public agencies and communities to the gigabit world, we foster economic development, advanced communications, improved interoperability and public safety, innovative tele-health and enriched education. Our team has the extensive knowledge, ability, and industry expertise to provide an unprecedented single source solution to our customers. We’ll deliver tomorrow’s next generation networks.


Finley Engineering
Tabletop #11

The opportunities that fiber networks bring to communities of all sizes is something Finley Engineering is acutely aware of. Our goal is to work with organizations passionate about providing their end-users with fiber connections to improve their quality of life and economic opportunities. Our experience ensures you have the information you need early in the decision-making process all the way through to lighting up your fiber connections. We specialize in end-to-end engineering consulting, project management, strategic planning, right-of-way and land services. At Finley, we don’t use one set of plans for all clients. We pay attention to the goal of your project, the internal parameters and outside forces to work within. We create solutions uniquely generated for each project. From over 60 years, Finley Engineering has focused on delivering a high level of service and expertise. Our 95% client satisfaction scores are some of the highest in the industry.


FTTH Council Americas
Co-Host
Booth #20

Now in its eleventh year, the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council Americas is a non-profit association consisting of companies and organizations that deliver video, Internet and/or voice services over high-bandwidth, next-generation, direct fiber optic connections - as well as companies that manufacture FTTH products and others involved in planning and building FTTH networks. The Council 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 Council organizes North America's largest annual FTTH event, the FTTH Conference & Expo.


Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Booth #14

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., based in Richardson, Texas, is a vendor-agnostic design-build, operate and maintain network integrator. We partner with states, municipalities, and utilities, including competitive and incumbent local exchange carriers, to deploy custom middle-mile and last-mile hybrid (fiber optic and wireless) broadband infrastructure that will enable smart community applications and services.

Fujitsu’s vendor-agnostic integration approach means we recommend the best and most appropriate solution at every stage in your project, regardless of who the vendor or supplier is. This ensures you get exactly what’s needed for your particular situation. We also oversee the broadband implementation and we can maintain your network so it achieves your financial and service objectives.


Goldfield Telecom
Table Top #23

Goldfield Telecom is a national leader of independent distribution for cutting-edge telecommunications equipment, installation, integration, and distribution. We are committed to assisting customers in reaching their competitive goals by offering proven technology solutions with value added pricing. Goldfield Telecom provides solutions to ILEC’s, CLEC’s, Wireless Carriers, Municipalities and Universities.

IPiFony Systems
Booth #9

Broadband development and wider broadband access is a paramount issue in today’s modern market place. It’s been proven that commerce thrives where broadband is readily available. IPiFony understands that in Modern Municipalities, MDU’s, and Student Housing, broadband deployments can be a significant financial undertaking.

What if there was an organization that could significantly reduce the financial impact while providing a high margin, low cost, broadband based service? Voice over IP telephony is a rapidly growing market segment, expected to reach $88 billion by 2018. By deploying a facilities based voice solution such as the IPiFony Platform you will be able to capture a market segment and revenue stream that is both loyal and easy to support. The IPiFony Platform is also demonstrably the lowest cost of entry into VoIP. IPiFony’s team of engineers and voice specialists have established themselves as leaders in the industry with deployments all across the continental United States and Canada. Our market segments range from rural residential, to metropolitan businesses, and enterprises alike.

Without effective, reliable, and affordable voice communications, businesses cannot respond rapidly and efficiently to their customer’s needs. The IPiFony Platform offers everything from the ease of use and deployment of analog phone service, to a feature rich Hosted PBX enterprise solution without the huge financial burden.

Let IPiFony help you give Broadband a voice!!!

KLJ Engineering
Table Top #18

KLJ Engineering Telecommunications expertise focuses on several areas which include: Network Planning and Design, Consulting and Business Solutions, Operations Support Services and Converged Communications strategy and design. Seasoned project managers utilize rigorous project management practices to drive QA/QC and will lead every aspect of design, development, implementation and maintenance to help our clients run their business more efficiently.

We approach solutions with the objective of maximizing capability and maintainability while minimizing implementation costs. As such, we have advised and built FTTx networks across the United States and have established, long-term clients for +20 years.


The Light Brigade
Table Top #3

Light Brigade is the leading provider of fiber optic training, with a team of qualified trainers and exceptional course material. Since 1987, Light Brigade has trained more than 50,000 technicians, installers, engineers and designers from a wide variety of industries Service providers, contractors and end users working in voice, video and or data applications have found our instructor led hands-on fiber optic training classes, online training courses and staff development DVDs invaluable.


Mi-Tech Services
Table Top #17

Mi-Tech Services is a design firm specializing in aerial, buried and underground cable placements systems that include FTTx, CATV, Communications and Electrical distribution. Mi-Tech provides a full spectrum of environmental services as well. WWW.MI-TECH.US


Multilink
Booth #13

Multilink is an industry leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of products for voice, data, video, and CATV applications. Multilink manufactures a full line of fiber optic products including pre-connectorized housings and cable assemblies, splice closures, slack storage devices, cable markers and tags, fiber-node cabinets, and environmentally controlled enclosures. Additional products include MDU steel security enclosures, plastic demarcation boxes, plastic and steel moldings designed for copper and fiber distribution in buildings, and FTTX products.


OFS
Booth #10

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 we provide the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.

OFS’ corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and included technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., 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 www.ofsoptics.com.


Preformed Line Products
Lanyard Sponsor
Booth #12

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.


Rhino Markers & Protection Systems
Table Top #6

At Rhino, our mission is delivering innovative products that protect people, property and the environment through effective communication. For over 25 years, we have been providing damage prevention products around the world. We are committed to testing and perfecting our products to go above and beyond customer expectations. Our Damage Prevention Experts have been published in industry magazines and presented at conferences all over the US, Canada, South America and Australia. If you have a problem, we would love to partner with you to create the solution.

Vantage Point
Table Top #4

Vantage Point Solutions (VPS) 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
Table Top #2

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. Engineered for rapid and flexible systems integration via open APIs. Managed and delivered for you in the cloud. Extended with field inventory tools. Simple. Affordable. Accessible. 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.

Zhone Technologies, Inc.
Table Top #7

Zhone Technologies, Inc. (ZHNE) is a global leader in the fiber access market, serving more than 750 of the world’s most innovative network operators. The IP Zhone is the only solution that enables service providers to build the network of the future - today, supporting end-to-end Voice, Data, Entertainment, Mobile Back-haul and Passive Optical LAN service. Zhone is committed to building the fastest and highest quality All IP fiber access solutions for its customers. Zhone is headquartered in California and its products are manufactured in the USA in a facility that is emission, waste-water and CFC free.

 

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