SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 -- Arvig Communications Systems (ACS) has chosen Clearfield Inc. products for several new fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments. Headquartered in Perham, MN, ACS owns several ILEC and cable television systems, and provides telecommunications technology and services to more than 40,000 access lines in northwestern Minnesota.
ACS is currently rolling out new FTTH deployments for approximately 2,000 homes, businesses and cellular backhaul points with hundreds of miles of fiber stretching throughout Perham, New York Mills, Osage, Osakis and White Earth, MN.
The ILEC is using several Clearfield products, including the FieldSmart Fiber Distribution (FDS) system for the central office, FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) for the outside plant, the FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point (FDP) PON in a PED for the access network, as well as Clearfield’s ruggedized OSP Bend Insensitive Pigtails.
According to Director of Network Operations Andy Klinnert, “The systems are clean and simple. Because distances are always an issue in rural builds, we want to eliminate electronics and the need for power in the distribution network.
“We’ve used Clearfield’s patch panels and fiber distribution equipment for years, and we’ve been particularly satisfied with the Clearfield Fiber Cross-Connect Cabinets. They’re environmentally tight, so they’re dust free and rodent proof. They’re also simple enough that if someone opens the door, the product is very intuitive when it comes to how it works,” added Klinnert, who also said the Clearfield products were saving his company money.