Connexion Technologies expands FTTH business to existing properties

AUGUST 5, 2008 -- Connexion recently established its first deployment of an FTTH network in an existing high-end golf community with 6,500 planned units, Ginn's Reunion Resort.

AUGUST 5, 2008 -- Connexion Technologies (search for Connexion Technologies), builder of fiber-optic infrastructure for greenfield real estate developments, says it recently began an initiative to expand its business. In addition to creating advanced fiber-optic networks in new developments, Connexion says it is now bringing the advantages of fiber to the home (search for FTTH) to existing properties.

Connexion will continue to invest its own capital to design, deploy, operate, and maintain these networks, partnering with service providers to deliver telephone, television, Internet, and security to customers.

FTTH networks can support far more bandwidth-hungry services than the traditional networks that currently exist in most properties. Connexion Technologies says it can deliver a more robust channel line-up, more HD channels, faster Internet speeds, and more advanced phone packages and features--all at a higher level of service and at a lower price than most incumbents, note company representatives.

While using Corning's (search for Corning) optical fiber to install a development's network, Connexion can create networks that support advanced communications and entertainment services as they come to market without the need to replace existing wiring.

Connexion recently established its first deployment of an FTTH network in an existing high-end golf community with 6,500 planned units, Ginn's Reunion Resort.

"The trick to overbuilding is not disrupting what is already there...not disturbing the daily lives of the residents," reports David Burman, regional vice president of Reunion's developer, Ginn Resorts. "To date they have completed 65 percent of the overbuilding process without disrupting a thing." Thanks to its new FTTH network, Reunion can now support advanced technological services for its guests and staff.

Connexion is currently building FTTH networks in five properties, including resort, single family, high-rise, and apartments, with dozens more already on the drawing board nationwide.

"Connexion Technologies is very excited that we're able to bring all the benefits of an FTTH network into existing properties," contends Geoff Fair, Connexion Technologies' executive vice president of engineering. "It's a very significant advance in our deployment of optical fiber that we've 'cracked the code' in figuring out how to make business sense of building networks in pre-existing communities. We hope that many more properties discover its advantages and upgrade to FTTH."



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