Georgia co-op Pineland deploys ADC's FTTX platform

Feb. 6, 2006
February 6, 2006 Minneapolis, MN -- For its FTTX network deployment, Pineland Telephone Cooperative, a Georgia-based local telephone exchange carrier, is deploying ADC's OmniReach Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) system of fiber-optic enclosures.

February 6, 2006 Minneapolis, MN -- For its FTTX network deployment, Pineland Telephone Cooperative, a Georgia-based local telephone exchange carrier, is deploying ADC's OmniReach Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) system of fiber-optic enclosures.

ADC says the FDH enclosures are strategically located between the feeder and distribution segments of Pineland's network to facilitate service connection and service expansion. The co-op is deploying the company's 216-fiber and 432-fiber configured enclosures, available in pole and pad mount arrangements to support both aerial or below grade applications.

ADC says its lightweight, "breathable," NEMA-rated FDH enclosures provide both environmental and mechanical protection for FTTX cables, splices, connectors, and passive optical splitters. In addition, the company says the enclosures are deployed with pre-terminated stub cables to allow for rapid field installation, thus speeding the construction of Pineland's FTTX network.

"We are excited to include Pineland Telephone Cooperative to our growing family of FTTX customers who are making an investment in fiber-optic networks supporting new telecommunication services that are vital to community development and long-term economic viability," comments Tom Kampf, vice president of FTTX Solutions for ADC.

"ADC's Fiber Distribution Hub best meets our network requirements relative to product features and functionality, performance, cost , and proven success in the industry," remarks Richard P. Price, executive vice president and general manager for Pineland Telephone Cooperative.

The co-op serves more than 13,000 access lines from 10 exchanges, providing advanced voice, data, and video services to approximately 30 rural communities and counties in Georgia.