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August 29, 2012

Country Cablevision Selects Clearfield

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

The FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) from Clearfield (News - Alert) offers fiber access, protection and density among outside plant cabinets for PON or cross-connect environments. The FieldSmart FSC uses the same components as the FieldSmart FDS deployed in the inside plant with the Clearview Cassette as its foundation. Allowing a single fiber management component to be stocked for both environments, this enables service providers to standardize on a single building block.

Recently, Country Cablevision started installing its FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) as part of its fiber optic broadband network built in the rural mountain counties of Mitchell and Yancey, NC. Country Cablevision plans to place more than 100 FieldSmart FSC 288 PON Cabinets throughout its service area as part of the deployment.

Country Cablevision is among the first Cable TV operators in the country to provide FTTH technologies. Recently, to offer high speed internet services to more than 33,000 people, 1,900 local businesses and 120 community institutions, the company was awarded $25.3 million from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities (RUS).

“As FTTH projects have increased over the last several years in the United States, Clearfield has grown quickly and emerged as a leader in fiber management and connectivity for FTTH networks, both in metropolitan and rural areas," said Cheri Beranek, president and CEO of Clearfield. "Like Clearfield, Country Cablevision is a pioneer in the FTTH space and we are excited to work alongside them.”

Recently, the company announced that it was offering an advanced solution that will let many companies to cope with the increasing bandwidth demand from various types of users.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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