Cedar Falls Utilities deploys FTTP with Clearfield fiber management

NOVEMBER 22, 2010 -- Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) has launched a PON-based fiber to the premises (FTTP) project that targets businesses and residents in the Cedar Falls, IA, area. The deployment will leverage elements of the FieldSmart fiber management product line from Clearfield, Inc.

NOVEMBER 22, 2010 -- Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) has launched a PON-based fiber to the premises (FTTP) project that targets businesses and residents in the Cedar Falls, IA, area. The deployment will leverage elements of the FieldSmart fiber management product line from Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD).

CFU became Cedar Falls’ dominant provider of cable TV and internet services after building a city-wide communications plant in 1995. CFU operates four city-owned utilities, providing electricity, natural gas, water, and communications services to Cedar Falls households and businesses.

The new FTTP deployment is expected to pass more than 15,000 homes and cover approximately 30 square miles. Construction began in August and is expected to be completed at the end of 2012.

As part of the deployment, CFU will use FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center 288 PON Cabinets in the field; FieldSmart Fiber Crossover Distribution System (FxDS) 288 Patch and Splice Ribbon Panels in the central office; and outside plant-rated fiber pigtails at the premises.

Said CFU Communications Services Manager David Schilling, “We picked Clearfield because they saved us on cost with the simplicity of fiber management and splicing -- without compromising on quality.”

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