November 21, 2005 Hickory, NC -- Capitol Infrastructure, a division of Capitol Broadband company which provides fiber infrastructure to service providers for provisioning cable television, telephone, home security, and wireless and wired Internet service, has signed a multi-year contract to implement Corning Cable Systems' "tip-to-tip" passive optical platform in more than 200,000 FTTH deployments throughout the U.S.
In the deployments, Corning Cable Systems will supply 100% of Capitol Infrastructure's fiber-optic feeder and distribution cables, as well as fiber-optic hardware including Corning's OptiTect cabinets, OptiSheath Premier FlexNAP terminal distribution system, OptiSheath Advantage terminal, and OptiFit Advantage drop cable assemblies. In addition to the products, Corning will also provide FTTH services, including design assistance, training, equipment rentals, engineering support, and customer service.
"Corning Cable Systems was able to provide us with a solution that no other company could offer," says Glen D. Lang, CEO of Capitol Infrastructure. "Not only do they supply the widest and most innovative range of products, which are crucial to a successful network, but they also offer world-class services."
"Capitol Infrastructure has taken a leading position in the FTTH industry, and we are very impressed with their deployments to date," remarks Dr. Bernhard Deutsch, director of marketing and market development for Corning Cable Systems. "With their management and expertise, we look forward to working with Capitol Infrastructure on successful FTTH deployments across the country for many years."
Through its Evolant Solutions for Access Networks platform, Corning Cable Systems offers product portfolios and services that enable customers to deploy fiber in the "last mile." The company says the platform encompasses products that reduce the cost of deployment while increasing network efficiency and reliability.