MARCH 8, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems LLC (search for Corning Cable Systems) and Connexion Technologies (search for Connexion) are working together through the Corning Connected Community Program to bring the benefits of fiber to the home (FTTH) to developers and homeowners.
Corning Cable Systems developed the program to help homebuilders and community developers implement fiber-optic infrastructures into their building plans. Connexion, which builds and operates fiber-optic networks for developers, is the program's first "aggregator" member and will extend its membership benefits to the home developers with which it works. Connexion builds and operates FTTH networks nationwide and has approximately 80 residential FTTH communities and developments under contract since its establishment in 2002. The company has plans to reach more than 110 additional residential communities in 2007.
To qualify as a Corning Connected Community, each connected neighborhood must provide symmetrical service to all homes via fiber-optic connection directly to the home. Most of today's nonfiber broadband technologies, such as cable modem and DSL, offer not only lower speeds, but also asymmetrical service, meaning higher data rates downstream to the home and much slower speeds upstream from the home.
Corning Cable Systems will provide Connexion Technologies with its flexible FTTH products and services. Corning Cable Systems also will help educate potential Connexion customers on the benefits of FTTH and the Corning Connected Community Program.
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