Country Cablevision deploys FTTH with Clearfield

Fiber management and connectivity platform vendor Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) says that Country Cablevision is using its FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) in a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment. The FTTH roll out, funded via $25.3 million from the ARRA broadband stimulus program, targets the rural counties of Mitchell and Yancey in western North Carolina.

Fiber management and connectivity platform vendor Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) says that Country Cablevision is using its FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) in a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment. The FTTH roll out, funded via $25.3 million from the ARRA broadband stimulus program, targets the rural counties of Mitchell and Yancey in western North Carolina.

Country Cablevision, a cable-TV operator, expects to use the FTTH network to provide broadband services to more than 33,000 people, 1,900 local businesses, and 120 community institutions in the two counties starting next year.

The deployment will require more than 100 FieldSmart FSC platforms, Clearfield estimates. The scalable nature of the enclosures will enable Country Cablevision to change their configuration as future service roll outs require, Clearfield adds

“With this project, we reviewed several architectures and had many options for housing our optical splitters and fiber terminations,” said Randall Miller, president of Country Cablevision, via a Clearfield press release. “We selected Clearfield’s FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center as it provides a centralized point from which we can serve hundreds of customers. The Clearfield cabinet offers the best fiber protection, access, and management in the industry, which will allow us to maintain a state-of-the-art network for many years to come.”

“While the traditional hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network has served the CATV community well,” said Cheri Beranek, president and CEO of Clearfield, “the emergence of FTTH networks in the multiple service operator (MSO) space demonstrates the immediate and long-term economic opportunity of a rich fiber network.”

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