Spring Valley Telephone uses Clearfield fiber management products in FTTH network

OCTOBER 13, 2009 -- Spring Valley Telephone (SVTEL) selected Clearfield Inc. products and services for its new fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment -- citing lower costs and increased efficiency, according to Clearfield.

OCTOBER 13, 2009 -- Spring Valley Telephone (SVTEL) selected Clearfield Inc. products and services for its new fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment -- citing lower costs and increased efficiency, according to Clearfield. SVTEL, which provides telecommunications services in west central Wisconsin, launched the first phase of the FTTH project in the spring of 2009.

SVTEL Plant Manager Steve Marek says the motivation for the complete fiber overhaul of their service area is customer-driven. “We want to address any and all bandwidth requirements our customers currently have and will have in the future. It’s important that we have a competitive advantage with our triple-play offering of Internet, video, and telephone.” Marek says one big benefit to the company is increased land-line business. “Our intention is to regain customers that have given up their land lines and opted for cell phones. The triple-play option will bring them back,” he predicts.

The fact that Clearfield’s FieldSmart fiber management platform is built upon a single architecture and could be custom-configured to SVTEL’s specifications was critical, according to the equipment vendor. Clearfield’s FieldSmart Fiber Distribution System (FDS), with its central office fiber distribution panels and accessories that allow for scalable capacity, forms the basis for the Spring Valley deployment. The company will be using the FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) for its outside plant cross connect cabinets; outside plant (OSP) multi-fiber assemblies; OSP bend-insensitive fiber pigtails, and central office fiber-optic jumpers.

“We were drawn to Clearfield’s Clearview Cassette and its patch and splice design. Because splicing is an integrated function within the Clearview Cassette, we were able to eliminate the use of fiber entrance cabinets in the central office. This saved us money -- and space, which is huge. There’s a lot of efficiency and cost savings associated with this design,” said Marek.

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