Hot Products: Broadband Communities’ 19th Annual List Of Leading Broadband Technologies and Services

The latest offerings from top broadband hardware and software suppliers, distributors and service providers. 

  • Technology


Advanced Media Technologies

3150 SW 15th Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
W: www.amt.com
P: 954-427-5711
Contact: Pam Princiotta
E: pprinciotta@amt.com

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Cable TV; Hospitality; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Active Electronics – Wireline; Active Electronics – Wireless; Video Headends and Related Equipment; Passives – Outside Plant; Passives – Inside Plant; Customer-Premises Equipment; Passive Optical LAN; Test Equipment; Optical Fiber and Cable

 Plume enables internet service providers to deliver unparalleled whole-home Wi-Fi, personalization and security to customers through a bundle of smart-home services.

AMT is the performance leader among high-end broadband electronic equipment providers. As a value-added reseller of the most recognized manufacturers, AMT targets emerging technology applications, including the Plume Managed Wi-Fi service, a complete line of coax and fiber optic distribution equipment, CPE devices for video, data, OTT, IP and HDTV. AMT distributes CommScope/ARRIS, Harmonic, Cisco, Ruckus, Nokia, Amino, ATX, Blonder Tongue and more.

 


CenturyLink

931 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
P: 318-340-5261
W: www.centurylink.com/connectedcommunities
Contact: CenturyLink Connected Communities Expert
E: connected.communities@centurylink.com

Customers: MDU/PCO
Products/Services: Internet and Video Services/Programming

 Fiber + Wi-Fi future-ready community experts

CenturyLink is committed to improving the lives of our customers by connecting them to the power of the digital world, and that’s why we’re investing in new fiber and Wi-Fi technologies. With CenturyLink Fiber Internet, everyone can have the speed they need to keep up with their lifestyles today and tomorrow.

CenturyLink creates a unique end-to-end experience for every smart community and smart home or building. Ready, or starting to build? Our engineers and team can align with your construction plans and build phases. Get in touch with us today at centurylink.com/connectedcommunities.

 


Charles Industries, LLC

1450 American Lane, 20th Floor
Schaumburg, IL 60173
P: 847-806-6300
W: www.charlesindustries.com
Contact: Brad Wackerlin
E: mktserv@charlesindsutries.com

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Cable TV; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Passives – Outside Plant; Customer-Premises Equipment

Fiber Optic Dome Closures

 Charles Industries’ Fiber Optic Dome Closures (FODC) provide a versatile solution for splicing and protecting outdoor fiber connections in a familiar dome form factor. FODC units can be deployed to support a variety of topologies including strand or pole mountings, as well as below-grade vault placements. Hinged fiber splice trays are easily accessed and removed from closures without the use of tools. These closures use mechanical compression technology to provide an easy-to-use, economical cable sealing solution. Charles offers two sizes of FODC that accommodate up to 144 or 288 single-fusion fiber splices.

 


Clearfield

7050 Winnetka Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55428
P: 763-476-6866
W: www.SeeClearfield.com
Contact: Mickey Smith, VP Broadband Sales
E: sales@clfd.net

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Cable TV; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops; Government
Products/Services: Passives – Outside Plant; Passives – Inside Plant; Customer-Premises Equipment; Training; Optical Fiber and Cable

 Providing technicians ease of use and product flexibility increases their number of installations per day. This is more important than ever for network providers faced with the challenges that exist when cabling MDUs in both existing and new construction. One such challenge is how to manage incoming duct, while supporting varying numbers of subscribers in different configurations, providing appropriate slack management, and reducing installation time. Clearfield’s YOURx Flex Box addresses these challenges with a flexible and scalable solution all within a single wall box.

Equipping the Flex Box with FieldShield StrongFiber Drop Wheel assemblies in configurations of up to 16 drop wheels, service providers simplify their fiber distribution and slack management with drop wheel assemblies that provide a plug-and-play solution covering 0–200 feet of distance on a single wheel.

 


Communications Data Group

102 S Duncan Rd.
Champaign, IL 61822
P: 888-234-4443
W: www.cdg.ws
Contact: Andrew Sabatuk,
Vice President – Sales
E: andrews@cdg.ws

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Cable TV; Municipalities
Products/Services: Back-Office Software; Customer-Facing Software

Communications Data Group (CDG) has been a leading provider of telecom billing solutions for 50 years. CDG’s innovative MBS and BDS-I applications provide accurate billing and operational support solutions for voice, video, data and circuit services for retail and wholesale telecommunications carriers and service providers. MBS offers scalable consumer modules for customer care, plant, trouble, service provisioning, E-care, task management, and CRM prospects, as well as third-party financial, mapping, and facilities management integrations. BDS-I offers industry-leading billing and ordering for access, interconnection and other circuit-related services, such as backhaul, Ethernet and dark fiber. It also provides fully mechanized billing options that can easily be externally processed and verified.

 


Corning Optical Communications

4200 Corning Place
Charlotte, NC 28216
W: www.corning.com/opcomm
Contact: Alyson Moore
E: Alyson.Moore@corning.com

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Passives – Outside Plant; Passives – Inside Plant; Passive Optical LAN; Planning, Design or Construction; Optical Fiber and Cable

 Coming to a neighborhood near you in April 2020!

Next-generation passive optical and 5G networks are connecting more people and devices all over the globe. Our world is getting smaller, creating a need for more fiber connections in existing, congested spaces. Are you ready to meet the needs of this smaller world?

Evolving your network is as easy as “Push. Click. Connected.” Corning, the inventors of pre-connectorized solutions, is making it faster and easier than ever to transform your world and meet increased bandwidth demands with a smaller footprint.

Go faster, go smaller, go simpler … go anywhere with Evolv Hardened Connectivity Solutions. Visit corning.com/go.

 


DISH Fiber

9601 S. Meridian Blvd.
Englewood, CO 80112
P: 888-422-3246
W: www.dish.com/fiber

Customers: MDU/PCO
Products/Services: Internet and Video Services/Programming

 DISH Fiber is a game-changing managed Wi-Fi solution for multifamily communities that provides all residents with immediate access to premium, gig-enabled Wi-Fi and live streaming TV upon move-in. Residents benefit from personal, secure Wi-Fi networks accessible propertywide and 24 channels of live-streaming TV, as well as the option to easily upgrade programming and entertainment equipment at reduced prices. For owners, DISH Fiber provides the opportunity to increase net operating income by offering internet and TV through a fee-revenue model that beats traditional revenue sharing every time. DISH Fiber also provides a common network for connecting property-managed smart devices that increase operational efficiency and make units more attractive to residents. Delight your residents and boost your bottom line with a communitywide Wi-Fi and TV solution from one nationwide provider with DISH Fiber. One network, endless possibilities.

 


ESPi

630 E. Lincoln Ave.
Clay Center, KS 67432
P: 785-777-2707
W: www.espicorp.com
Contact: Ryan Emerson
E: info@espicorp.com

Customers: Telcos
Products/Services: Active Electronics – Wireline; Active Electronics – Wireless; Customer-Premises Equipment

 ESPi Solutions for Power Needs

ESPi provides uninterruptible power supplies for telcos, remote sensing, and remote telemetry across many geographies and climates. From 12-volt to 48-volt DC units and from AC to solar solutions, ESPi has power supplies with a great deal of versatility. These power supplies are designed for easy, inexpensive installation and have long battery lives. The range of products ensures that ESPi can offer solutions for a wide variety of needs. Some providers of ONTs in FTTH installations may not wish to provide UPS units. ESPi provides durable switching power supplies providing high-quality power, with fast and easy installation, at a price point that meets everyone’s budgets. ESPi features units with low installation costs, reliable long-term service, fewer truck rolls, and, when the cost of installation is factored in, one of the lowest long-term costs on the market.

 


ETI Software Solutions

6065 Atlantic Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30071
P: 770-242-3620
W: www.etisoftware.com
Contact: Mary Beth Henderson
E: mbhenderson@etisoftware.com

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Cable TV; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Back-Office Software

 ETI’s real-time device-monitoring and management solution, Beamfly, is a cloud-based geospatial dashboard and remote device management platform that helps broadband providers visually identify and resolve issues quickly and proactively ahead of customer satisfaction thresholds. The geospatial dashboard monitors performance patterns and trends and analyzes historical metrics of in-home TR-069 devices, regardless of the technology and vendor. This “single pane of glass” captures device status, alarms and quality-of-service data to speed incident awareness and resolution through remote troubleshooting of devices and issues. CSRs can remotely change settings, monitor parameters, fix problems and update software with minimal subscriber disruption. Providers can now streamline provisioning and reduce truck rolls and churn rate while improving subscribers’ day-one experience with a highly scalable solution. Visit www.etisoftware/beamfly for more information.

 


Fiberdyne Labs, Inc.

127 Business Park Dr.
Frankfort, NY 13340
P: 800-894-9694
W: www.fiberdyne.com
Contact: Peter Polus
E: peter@fiberdyne.com

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Cable TV; Hospitality; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Passives – Outside Plant; Passives – Inside Plant; Customer -Premises Equipment; Structured Wiring; Passive Optical LAN; Test Equipment; Optical Fiber and Cable

 Fiberdyne Labs 1U HD Cassette Chassis is designed to support ultra-high-density fiber distribution environments, including data centers, cell tower shelters and central office applications. This product supports patching up to 144 LC connectors to 12 MPO connectors. The 1 Rack Unit (1RU) Chassis integrates fiber management and support for up to 12 singlewide or six doublewide Fiberdyne Ultra High Density Cassettes. In addition to traditional MPO cassette applications, cassettes are available with a variety of passive optical components, including couplers/splitters, CWDMs and DWDMs.

Key features include:

  • Removable top cover, front and rear access, three high-visibility sliding internal trays with integrated fiber distribution and termination
  • Craft-friendly access to the cassettes and MPO connections
  • Mounting ears support 19-inch rack installations, or 23-inch with optional brackets

 


GigabitNow

12842 Interurban Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98168
P: 866-748-8066
W: www.GigabitNow.com
Contact: Dan Sivils
E: dan@gigabitnow.com

Customers: MDU/PCO; Municipalities
Products/Services: Internet and Video Services/Programming; Planning, Design or Construction

GigabitNow delivers communities of all sizes fast, reliable and affordable fiber internet without bandwidth caps and free from privacy worries or service constraints. GigabitNow focuses on providing the very best internet experience and genuine customer support to every customer. Offering custom solutions for the development, construction, operation, support and delivery of community-based gigabit fiber internet networks, GigabitNow is an award-winning leader in custom FTTx solutions. GigabitNow is a division of IsoFusion (www.isofusion.com), one of the largest privately held full-service ISP and co-location providers in Washington state, founded in 1991. Experience the internet how it is meant to be. Learn more at www.gigabitnow.com.

 


MaxCell

600 Plum Creek Drive
Wadsworth, OH 44281
P: 888-387-3828
W: www.maxcell.us
Contact: Stephanie Beck
E: info@maxcell.us

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Cable TV; Hospitality; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Passives – Outside Plant; Customer-Premises Equipment

Plan for the network of tomorrow when building today – with MaxCell Edge.

MaxCell, the flexible fabric innerduct, allows increased cable density in a conduit while preserving space for future bandwidth expansion. MaxCell’s unique fabric construction conforms to the cables placed within, greatly reducing wasted space compared with rigid innerduct.

Whether for greenfield or congested conduits, curb to building or ISP, MaxCell flexible fabric innerduct excels in all applications. Available in sizes to fit all conduits, MaxCell adds pathways quickly and is installed easily and cost-effectively.

The bottom line: MaxCell helps expand capacity today, preserves space for future bandwidth requirements, and reduces total project costs.

 


Millennium

120 S Wright Street
Delavan, WI 53115
P: 262-249-8705
W: www.mymillennium.us
E: bbc@mymillennium.us

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Cable TV; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops; Independent Service Providers
Products/Services: Passives – Outside Plant; Passives – Inside Plant; Customer – Premises Equipment; Structured Wiring; Passive Optical LAN; Test Equipment; Planning, Design or Construction; Optical Fiber and Cable

 Millennium, a nationwide distributor of fiber optic network materials, has announced the addition to its portfolio of Millennium Geospatial, an engineering and design company. Millennium Geospatial is focused on helping rural broadband network providers with their engineering and design needs. Millennium has always offered a host of solutions to help providers, from introducing new technologies to make networks more reliable, to managing project and material needs, to renting and leasing capital equipment. Adding an engineering arm allows providers to rely on Millennium to help their businesses grow. Millennium can now provide an end-to-end solution in development to deployment of broadband networks. Our engineering solutions are built on scalable solutions and ready for the next generation of technology. Contact us today at bbc@mymillennium.us.

 


NISC (National Information Solutions Cooperative)

3131 Technology Drive NW
Mandan, ND 58554
P: 866-999-6472
W: www.nisc.coop/
Contact: Todd Henecke
E: todd.henecke@nisc.coop

Customers: Telcos; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Back-Office Software; Customer-Facing Software

 With NISC LeadAgent, you can mine the valuable data you have in the iVUE Enterprise System, as well as leads from outside sources, such as your website, to create a dynamic sales lead repository for your marketing team to leverage and grow your customer base. It’s prudent to understand your target audience and track their interest in your products and services with consumer behavior analytics and robust reporting tools. Harness the power of iVUE to track and analyze your potential customers, upsell to your existing customers, and plan fiber zones more effectively – all while ensuring you get the most from your marketing dollars. This powerful app, integrated with Salesforce, will give your on-the-go sales team members the tools they need to quote, close the sale and start the customer and service order – all in the palms of their hands. Never lose sight of your leads again with NISC LeadAgent. Visit www.NISC.coop to learn more.

 


OFS

2000 Northeast Expressway
Norcross, GA 30071
P: 860-678-6522
W: www.ofsoptics.com
Contact: Michael R. Fortin
E: mfortin@ofsoptics.com

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Cable TV; Hospitality; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Optical Fiber and Cable

 InvisiLight EZ-Connect Module: Making FTTx Connections Easy

Part of the InvisiLight Optical Solution, the InvisiLight EZ-Connect Module allows easy FTTx deployment into individual living units. This compact, wall-mounted module handles 900 µm InvisiLight tight buffer optical fiber and features an integrated SC jumper for ready connection to the optical network terminal (ONT). An internal spool system allows slack management of the tight buffer and jumper, and can be locked for hand spooling of the desired tight buffer or jumper length.

The InvisiLight EZ-Connect Module enables dispensing of up to 40 meters of tight buffer on the bottom layer and up to 2.5 meters of 2 mm cordage on the top spool layer (up to 1.5 meters when using a 3 mm cord). The integrated jumper is available with a 2 mm or 3 mm outer diameter in 2.5 and 1.5-meter lengths, respectively. The InvisiLight EZ-Connect Module is RoHS-compliant, free from heavy metals and environmentally friendly. For more information see http://bit.ly/39hkVXR.

 


OSPInsight International

3672 W South Jordan Parkway, Suite 102
South Jordan, UT 84009
P: 801-616-1893
W: www.ospinsight.com
Contact: AJ Hammer
E: aj@ospinsight.com

Customers: Telcos; Cable TV; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Passives – Outside Plant; Test Equipment; Internet and Video Services/Programming; Planning, Design or Construction; Training; Back-Office Software; Customer-Facing Software

 OSPInsight has launched our web fiber management software for fiber network operators. Trusted for 25 years, and used by thousands of customers, OSPInsight is a suite of GIS-based software to plan, design and maintain your fiber network, troubleshoot fiber breaks, and analyze fiber capacity for a more profitable outside plant.

 


Positron Access Solutions

5101 Buchan Street, Suite 220
Montreal, QC H4P 2R9, Canada
P: 888-577-5254
W: www.positronaccess.com
E: info@positronaccess.com

Customers: MDU/PCO, Telcos, Cable TV, Hospitality, Municipalities, Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Active Electronics – Wireline, Passives – Outside Plant, Customer-Premises Equipment

 Positron’s G.hn Gigabit Access Multiplexer (GAM) extends fiber or fixed-wireless gigabit services into existing multiple dwelling-unit buildings (MDUs), office buildings (MTUs), home clusters and shopping centers over the existing in-building wiring. It delivers managed, real-time, non-blocking gigabit speeds without the cost and construction disruption of installing fiber to each door (up to 800 feet over existing telephone pairs or 2,800 feet over existing RG-6 coaxial cable, even across existing splitters).

The GAM is a proven, robust, carrier-grade MEF CE 2.0-compliant product. It is a significantly lower-cost solution that is less complex to deploy and operate than G.fast, GPON or DOCSIS. The GAM is scalable and cost-effective even with minimal initial subscriber take rates. It is installed and activated in hours and is ideal for telcos, cable companies and ISPs.

Developed, manufactured and supported in North America.

 


Power & Tel

2673 Yale Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
P: 800-238-7514
W: www.ptsupply.com
Contact: Kelley Hood
E: kelley.hood@ptsupply.com

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Active Electronics – Wireline; Active Electronics – Wireless; Video Headends and Related Equipment; Passives – Outside Plant; Passives – Inside Plant; Customer-Premises Equipment; Test Equipment; Other Managed Services; Optical Fiber and Cable

 You. Us. Together. Making communication happen. For more than five decades, we have been trusted by communications innovators of all sizes. Our deep industry relationships ensure unfailing access to the products and brands that accelerate innovation. Solving supply chain challenges is our core strength. We go the extra mile to get you the right product, at the right time, every time.

 


Spectrum Community Solutions

201 Tresser Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
P: 203-705-5598
W: www.spectrumcommunitysolutions.com
Contact: Joseph Varello, Vice President
E: Joe.Varello@charter.com

Customers: MDU/PCO
Products/Services: Internet and Video Services/Programming

 THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR RESIDENTS

Spectrum TV offers the best-in-class entertainment options available to your residents, providing excellent value for your property.

Spectrum Community Solutions is adapting to consumer trends to provide your residents with innovative services. The Spectrum TV App gives your residents the latest and greatest entertainment, making your property a hot commodity with 250 live TV channels and up to 30,000 on-demand TV shows and movies.

The Spectrum TV app is an IP video solution that removes the need for Spectrum receivers. The app can be downloaded to Roku, iOS, Android or Smart TV platforms or accessed on SpectrumTV.com. The app or browser recognizes when a customer is connected to the property Wi-Fi, so residents can simply open the app or a browser to instantly watch TV without having to manually sign in.

 


Spot On Networks

55 Church Street Ste 100B
New Haven, CT 06455
P: 203-731-7897
W: www.spotonnetworks.com
Contact: Margot Sherwin
E: msherwin@spotonnetworks.com

Customers: MDU/PCO; Hospitality; Municipalities; Commercial
Products/Services: Internet and Video Services/Programming; Other Managed Services

Spot On Networks (SON) is the leading provider of in-building wireless solutions to the multifamily housing industry. SON services include managed, propertywide Wi-Fi data, propertywide Wi-Fi calling with seamless roaming, in-building cellular solutions, public safety radio solutions, and a secure wireless backbone for IoT. SON offers 24/7 network management and monitoring as well as 24/7 end-user support. SON’s carrier-class wireless networks are backed by patented wireless security and patented network architecture, making SON the trusted provider of more than 40 percent of the NMHC top owners, managers, developers and builders. For more information visit www.spotonnetworks.com.

 


TVC Communications

800 Airport Road
Annville, PA 17003
P: 888-651-5908
W: www.tvcinc.com
Contact: Stephanie Beck
E: info@tvcinc.com

Customers: MDU/PCO; Telcos; Cable TV; Hospitality; Municipalities; Electric Co-ops
Products/Services: Active Electronics – Wireline; Video Headends and Related Equipment; Passives – Outside Plant; Passives – Inside Plant; Customer-Premises Equipment; Structured Wiring; Passive Optical LAN; Test Equipment; Planning, Design or Construction; Training; Back-Office Software; Optical Fiber and Cable

TVC understands that successful supply-chain networks are about more than location. They’re about how suppliers, customers and products come together to create an efficient logistic and supply-chain network. From sourcing, distribution, transportation and lean materials management to supply-chain management, TVC can help unlock your supply-chain potential with reliable and economical solutions including

  • Materials management/VMI
  • Transportation/logistical support
  • eCommerce/eProcurement platform
  • Product training
  • Network design and deployment
  • Custom packaging and kitting

With decades of industry experience, we have the expertise to manage both simple and complex FTTx and 5G projects. Ask us how we can help optimize your supply chain, speed products to market, drive growth, and give you time to focus on your customers and your business.

 


WideOpen Networks

2000 Kraft Drive, Suite 2150
Blacksburg, VA 24060
P: 540-552-2150
W: www.wideopennetworks.com
Contact: Andrew Cohill
E: cohill@wideopennetworks.us

Customers: Municipalities
Products/Services: Other Managed Services; Planning, Design or Construction

 WideOpen Networks provides network design, business and financial planning, network construction, and network operations for public and private networks. WideOpen designs, builds, and manages gigabit fiber open networks and high-performance wireless broadband. Our networks are designed with the choice of providers, choice of services, and true competitive pricing built in.

WideOpen networks are truly “wide open,” with customer-focused technical design, and net neutrality and customer privacy baked into the business model. WideOpen Networks has a record of successful municipal and local government network projects. Our planning work has led to millions in successful grant applications, and our project management and network construction expertise brings local government network buildouts in on time and within budget. Call us for a free consultation on how we can help your community become a gigabit intelligent community.

 


Xfinity Communities

One Comcast Center
Philadelphia, PA 19103
P: 215-286-8171
W: www.xfinity.com/multifamily
Contact: Michael Slovin
E: Michael_slovin@comcast.com

Customers: MDU/PCO
Products/Services: Internet and Video Services/Programming

 Xfinity Communities delivers simple, custom solutions through our Advanced Communities Network that transform your property into a smart, connected community:

  • WiFi Ready is an instant-on solution in which xFi Gateways are pre-installed in apartments and can be easily activated by residents when they move in. This means less time coordinating on-site tech visits.
  • Xfinity Select WiFi is a bulk Wi-Fi solution that allows residents to stay connected across the entire property, powered through a series of Wi-Fi access points. Less equipment for the property staff to manage and reliable Wi-Fi for your residents to enjoy.
  • IPTV/Stream can be added on to bulk internet or Wi-Fi packages to give your residents a streaming entertainment experience. Residents can upgrade to Xfinity X1.
  • Smart Communities gives property staff a portal to control thermostats, door locks, lights and more remotely. Once a resident moves in, property managers transfer control of the apartment to the resident.

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