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    Rural FTTH-Rural FTTX - Fiber To The Home-Triple Play Fiber Deployment- FTTX-FTTC- Fiber To The Curb-Fiber To The Home Suppliers

    Rural FTTH, Rural FTTX, The Fiber To The Home- FTTH concept has become a reality and after years of successful fiber to the home installations, fiber to the home field trials & technological advances so the concept of installing "Fiber Optic Cable To The Home" is becoming a reality. Many successful installations prove fiber optics can deliver bundled or individual data, voice and video circuits more efficiently to the home by using a fiber optic cable- "than any other medium". Fiber Optic Cable is able to deliver a mulititude of data, voice and video services to the home more efficiently-and securely-versus traditional copper transport mediums. We are all aware of slow dial-up frustrations, DSL outages, and coax cable issues (Broadband-Cable TV). Once fiber optics are deployed- as an end to end solution- all these inherent problems associated with copper /coax based transport factilities virtually disappear.

    Rural FTTX Deployment- FTTX- FTTX City Wide Deployment- Triple Play

    About ten years ago, Ascension Parish in southern Louisiana began to change. What was once a predominantly farming area developed into an attractive bedroom community for Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s state capital. Young families from the Baton Rouge area moved into the region, attracted by the low crime rate and top-rated public schools. By 2003, the parish’s population reached 81,000, with an average household income of $44,288. In late 2005 and early 2006, due to the dislocations caused by Hurricane Katrina, the population jumped again to 97,000, making Ascension Parish the fastest-growing parish in Louisiana. By now, some of the newly built-out areas have a population density roughly half that of suburban areas. These areas have a significant number of businesses that desire extra bandwidth, as well as sophisticated residents who are likely to use multiple communications services. As the local telephone provider for the part of Ascension Parish that lies east of the Mississippi, as well as for a portion of neighboring Livingston Parish, this new demand for services by building a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network, the first sections of which became operational in 2005.

    Following is a discussion of the issues considered in developing the plan. There are three market drivers in a FTTH network build-out: revenue, cost and competition. Any company building a new network needs a plan for generating enough revenue to recoup the build-out costs. To estimate revenues, you first need to know how many customers will be in the service area and where they will be located. Reseach was conducted on the number of building permits and where they were being issued. The steady pace of growth – 1,800 greenfield lots per year throughout our entire service area – had increased in late 2005. To forecast revenues, companies must also decide which services are profitable and marketable, and which ones they will provide over the new FTTX Net.In evaluating the potential revenues from fiber, it’s important to compare them with potential revenues from a copper infrastructure. Some ILECS had already deployed DSL to 93 percent of the service area, and we considered delivering television over DSL, as many companies are now doing. t FTTH was chosen as it would be a better choice largely because it can deliver more high-definition channels.

    There are three market drivers in a FTTH network build-out: revenue, cost and competition. Any company building a new network needs a plan for generating enough revenue to recoup the build-out costs.

    Once you decide what services will be offered over the new network, you can select a vendor- or VENDORS-it is smart o allow various suppliers to "TEAM UP"and offer alternative- often less expensive technologies. It is important to use care in choosing the right vendor. Research the vendor’s reputation and verify the promises they are making. Find out their level of service, reliability and cost. A large part of construction cost involves laying fiber cables, and in order to develop a cost estimate you need to decide whether you will build aerial, underground or hybrid plant. Although it is more expensive to go underground, South Louisiana is in a hurricane-prone area and the ground is soft; therefore, the decision to put most lines underground was not a difficult one. Approximately 70 percent of the build-out is underground and 30 percent aerial. Construction crews followed the same route as cable on poles, then went underground once they came to a neighborhood. Hurricanes aren’t the only reason to place fiber underground. For aesthetic reasons, most developers and prospective residents want utilities buried in new construction areas. Fiber installers also prefer buried networks because digging trenches is less hazardous and burdensome than climbing poles. You can minimize the cost of cabling by planning ahead. Since incumbent phone companies are obligated to build out infrastructure in their service areas, it is adviseable to plan for the fiber future. Also the FTTX buildout need "FUTURE-PROOFING". One needs to consider adding an extra duct for fiber when putting in new phone services.


    Rural FTTX Deployment- FTTX



    In the beginning the first to ventures into the FTTH- Fiber TO The Home Rollouts were the RBOCS- ( Remember ISDN?) and Carriers as far back as the 1980's ranging from Pacific Bell, MCI, Bellsouth and GTE.Then in the late 1990's there was a great upsurge in fiber to the home deployment by private firms called CLEC's- Competitive Loop Exchange Carriers. These companies unfortunately got caught up in the Wall Street rebellion of the Dot Coms and anyting to do with Telecom was frowned upon by Wall Street for about 4 years. But now they are back along with WISPS-CLEC's that offer fiber optic and wireless hybrid solutions.The reason why the FTTH technology has been dramatically opened to competition is advances in technology and extreme reduction in the pricing of fiber optic cable and telecommunications hardware. There are now technologies that offer 3-5 year "payback" on "Triple Play". Our supplier partners include several manufacturers including Telco Systems, AFL, and others.

    IF YOU ARE A CITY- MUNICIPALITY- DEVELOPER- READ ON- THERE IS A LOT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF BUILDING A FIBER TO THE HOME-FTTH-FTTX SYSTEM YOURSELF.With 3- 5 year "payback" for "Triple Play Networks- you need to visit a few of our links to explore the advantages of building your own Fiber To The Home System in your own community. Please visit this link for some of the reasons WHY you should invest in a FTTH System yourselves

    Please visit the below short profiles in Fiber To The Home Broadband Buildouts- The USA is currently 19th in the world in FTTH Deployments


    Fiber Optic technologies are the key enabling media to support the higher bandwidth and new services, such as VoIP, VOD and IPTV. Fiber enables providers to improve their competitiveness, achieve operating efficiencies, address the demand for faster Internet service, and pursue new revenue-generating opportunities such as digital video.

    To help developers in Greenfield communities design and build a fiber-based network to meet the needs of their residential and commercial subscribers, Telco Systems has formed an alliance with AFL Telecommunications to create a turn-key active Ethernet FTTH network solution. The alliance, called FTTH Made Easy, provides end-to-end system integration as well as consulting services and solutions to help developers build fiber-based networks.

    While a large majority of FTTH deployments today are based on passive optical networking (PON), the advantages of point-to-point active Ethernet are well documented. According to Kent Brown, Director of Access Solutions at AFL Telecommunications, “A point-to-point active Ethernet network is CapEx friendly and provides more control over network design and bandwidth. Telco Systems has developed a set of solutions that enable developers to cost-effectively create an active Ethernet FTTx strategy that addresses the evolving needs of the community.”



    Cost Modeling
    Our partners are ready to get you started today by utilizing our FTTx Business Modeling Tool that includes the following:

    Fiber To The Home- FTTX- Extensive ROI modeling engine

    Fiber To The Home For Developers- FTTX- Developers

    Fiber To The Home- FTTX-Architectures supported
    - PON
    - Point-to-Point/Active
    - Hybrid Fiber BPL or WiFi

    Fiber To The Home- FTTX-Supports phased market rollout 

    Fiber To The Home- FTTX-Wide range of user-definable inputs 
    - Revenue streams
    - CapEx
    - Installation labor
    - OpEx (operations and service provider)

    Fiber To The Home- FTTX-Board Ready Outputs 
    - Full financial model
    - ROI, net income, cash flow

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    Information on Passive Optical Networks- PONS

    Fiber optic cable's cost effectiveness over the long term will also insure continued growth in the telecommunications industry by delivering the ultimate in speed, service and security. It's the same type of undertaking that was done by the cable companies in the early '80s to upgrade their-outdated cable tv networks. As late as the 1960's-1970's, in some areas in the cable companies even used "barbed wire" to deliver their cable service.

    At this time the current condition of existing telephone and cable networks is at best marginal as we all experience the constant DSL and cable modem "breakdowns". The copper telephone cables are slowly nearing the end of their useful life- as some of them have been in the ground for over 60-70 years. We all know what happens to copper kettles- the same thing happens to the copper cables- and the ends of those cables that are exposed to air- get wet and corroded. Furthermore, the actual cable components are aging, corroding- and are simply becoming obsolete. Telephone companies are being pushed by the consumer to deliver the basic Internet services that homeowners require. The only proven method is to invest in fiber optic technology. The need for additional"bandwidth" in the delivery of "content" and "services" to the home is also a key force in this growing market .

    At American Tech Supply, we believe that building fiber optic cable networks to the home is the next major growth market. After years of field trials, lowered fiber optic costs and increased efficiency in delivering services in the actual fiber optic network, the timing is right to invest in this area. American Tech Supply as a supplier offers several complete end to end fiber optic systems complete end to end solutions for fiber to the home proejcts. ATS as a value added supplier can offer several separate solutions to a developer or home builder- unlike a single source manufacturer that will only "sell' their 'solutions'. ATS will work with you to provide you the best possible equipment at the best possible price.Besides Fiber To The Home equipment, we can offer consulting and other resources to developers and municipalities interested in the Fiber To The Home technology.

    We always welcome working with developers, builders, contractors, CLEC's, Carriers and the Regional Bell Operating companies (RBOC's) in providing the fiber optic equipment, fiber optic cable, and fiber optic switching equipment for all your "Fiber To The Home Needs."

    Please see below the ways that American Tech Supply can assist you:

    (1) Fiber To The Home- FTTX-American Tech Supply can become your sole source or added value partner in supplying the equipment (at wholesale costs) for the fiber to the home project. We have recently teamed up with a Certified MWBE/DV woman owned company and can now offer you the WBE requirements required by law. We can provide you with everything from the singlemode/multimode fiber optic cable, OSP ducting, fiber optic jumpers, fiber optic panels, fiber optic switching equipment, fiber vaults, fiber transmission equipment- including CWDM and WDM technology, to the connectors and on premise equipment that attaches to the outside of home. We will provide your company with all your materials delivered in a timely and courteous fashion- right to the jobsite.

    (2) Fiber To The Home- FTTX-ATS can be your design- engineering partner to develop an effective fiber to the home solution for developers and home builders to city planners. We will provide you with a comprehensive plan to deliver fiber to the home services to your customers even if you will use your own service personnel to deploy the equipment.


    (3)Fiber To The Home- FTTX-American Tech Supply can also offer logistical assistance in implementing fiber to the home services. We can refer or "partner" your organization to the specific manufacturers, service providers, and installation companies that most closely match your needs.

    (4) Fiber To The Home- FTTX- We can offer you complete consulting services where to buy the products, a variety of manufacturer vendors offering fiber to the home products, recommendations which contractors to work with, and how to build out the network. We can also help refer you to the proper regulatory agencies if you are wanting to become a CLEC/BLEC . A CLEC is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier which is regulated by the State PUC or Public Utilites Commission. American Tech can provide you with complete fiber to the home consultancy- at affordable rates.

    (5)Fiber To The Home- FTTX-We can also show a potential developer or builder how they could benefit in offering value added services such as bundled telephone service, video, DSL, T-1, Satellite, Security, wireless, cable, entertainment and more to the homeowner by becoming a CLEC- or Competitive Local Exchange Carrier. As a CLEC the developer/home builder would be able to:

    (1) Fiber To The Home- FTTX-Build out the underground the fiber optic infrastructure

    (2)Fiber To The Home- FTTX- Install the switching and billing equipment- Can build the entire billing and switching center

    (3) Fiber To The Home- FTTX-Install and be able to deploy basic telephone service, long distance service, DSL, T-1, video, cable, satellite, and security services.

    A developer can greatly expand their control and profit margins by teaming with our company. As a developer you will be able to expand your financial resources significantly by offering a multitude of voice, data, and video services to the homeowner for however long he or she owns the home. The key is to be able to first install, thereby you own and manage your own underground or fiber optic infrastructure in a community. Once someone other than the developer installs the infrastructure, the company that installed that equipment owns that "right of way' and it becomes very difficult at that time for the developer to get a foothold in the services sector. The key is to be the first and only provider of the infrastructure in your particular community. Once this is done-Your organization then become the "phone company" for your community. Please call us ffor additional information.

    (6) Fiber To The Home- FTTX-Offer design-build capability by referring you to one of our partner companies to build the entire network from the central office/(or headend) right to the home.



    American Tech Supply stocks thousands of singlemode fiber optic jumpers, singlemode fiber optic assemblies and multimode fiber optic assemblies and multimod fiber optic jumpers in most types including ST, LC, SC singlemode patch cables along with a complete assortment of multimode fiber optic patch cords including LC multimode, SC multimode jumpers, and ST multimode jumpers and adapters. We stock one of the largest inventories of singlemode fiber optic assemblies and multimode assemblies in the United States.Our singlemode jumpers, single mode patch cables and single mode assemblies come are available in a variety of sizes or lengths up to 5000 feet. Custom fiber optic assemblies are welcome but may take 3-4 days to ship.To ensure the products' performance, our manufacturing process utilizes high quality connectors with ceramic ferrules (Or Pbronze-if requested), and OFNR riser or higher graded fiber cables. Our extensive range of fiber cable is available in 900um, 1.6mm and 3mm jacketed fiber wires terminated with state-of-the-art connectors such as ST, SC, FC, MTRJ and LC types to meet your standard or custom configurations. We offer the finest quality fiber optic assemblies from several manufacturers including OFS, Corning, Emerson, 3M, ADC,Telect and more- American Tech Supply now offers 10 gig fiber optic assemblies and 10 gigabit fiber optic jumpers in both multimode and singlemode. We stock one of the largest arrays of singlemode fiber optic assemblies and multimode fiber optic jumpers in the USA. We can ship most fiber optic jumpers and fiber optic assemblies the same day.


    Call American Tech Supply At (866) FIBER-21 or (866) 342-3721- Don't Gamble With Quality- Buy American

    10 Gigabit Fiber Optic Assemblies- 10 Gigabit Fiber Optic Jumpers-MPO patch cords are 12-strand multi-fiber patch cords. Designed with precision molded MT ferrules, our female MPO assemblies are made with precise housings ensuring perfect fiber alignment during mating with MPO cassettes. Its high density design allows for use in compact applications, saving significant amounts of time and overall cost- More Info

    Fiber Optic MPO Cassettes-Info LC MPO Cassettes-Info SC Fiber Optic Cassettes-Info


    Besides The Fiber Optic Patch Cords and Fiber Optic Jumpers Lised Above- we carry all the fiber optic patch cords and fiber optic jumpers below

    ST fiber optic patch cable
    FC fiber cable assemblies
    SC fiber cable assemblies
    Biconic fiber assemblies
    FDDI cables

    SMA fiber assemblies
    Escon fiber optics
    MTRJ fiber patch cords
    MU fiberoptics
    FA fibre cables

    D4 optical fiber assemblies
    E2000 fiber cable assemlbies
    MTP optical fiber
    MPO optical fiber assemblies
    Opti Jack fibre optics

    Multimode 62.5/125 micron Duplex Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies
    Multimode 50/125 micron Duplex Fiber Assemblies
    Single-Mode 9/125 micron Duplex Fiber Patch cords and Jumpers
    Single-Mode Simplex Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies
    Fiber Optic Connectors
    Fiber Optic Adapters
    Bulk Fiber Optic Cable
    Fiber Optic Cables /Fiber Jumpers
    Duplex MTRJ-MTRJ Fiber Optic Cable
    Duplex MTRJ-SC Fiber Optic Cable
    Duplex MTRJ-ST Fiber Optic Cable
    Multimode Duplex SC-SC Fiber Optic Cable
    Multimode Duplex ST-SC Fiber Optic Cable
    Multimode Duplex ST-ST Fiber Optic Cable
    Multimode Duplex LC-ST Fiber Optic Cable
    Multimode Duplex LC-LC Fiber Optic Cable
    Multimode Duplex LC-MTRJ Fiber Optic Cable
    Multimode Duplex LC-SC Fiber Optic Cable
    Singlemode Duplex SC-SC Fiber Optic Cable
    Singlemode Duplex ST-SC Fiber Optic Cable
    Singlemode Duplex ST-ST Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies



    • SPEED: Fiber optic networks operate at high speeds - up into the gigabits
    • BANDWIDTH: large carrying capacity
    • DISTANCE: Signals can be transmitted further without needing to be "refreshed" or strengthened.
    • RESISTANCE: Greater resistance to electromagnetic noise such as radios, motors or other nearby cables.
    • MAINTENANCE: Fiber optic cables costs much less to maintain.

    In recent years it has become apparent that fiber-optics are steadily replacing copper wire as an appropriate means of communication signal transmission. They span the long distances between local phone systems as well as providing the backbone for many network systems. Other system users include cable television services, university campuses, office buildings, industrial plants, and electric utility companies.A fiber-optic system is similar to the copper wire system that fiber-optics is replacing. The difference is that fiber-optics use light pulses to transmit information down fiber lines instead of using electronic pulses to transmit information down copper lines. Looking at the components in a fiber-optic chain will give a better understanding of how the system works in conjunction with wire based systems.

    At one end of the system is a transmitter. This is the place of origin for information coming on to fiber-optic lines. The transmitter accepts coded electronic pulse information coming from copper wire. It then processes and translates that information into equivalently coded light pulses. A light-emitting diode (LED) or an injection-laser diode (ILD) can be used for generating the light pulses. Using a lens, the light pulses are funneled into the fiber-optic medium where they transmit themselves down the line.Think of a fiber cable in terms of very long cardboard roll (from the inside roll of paper towel) that is coated with a mirror.
    If you shine a flashlight in one you can see light at the far end - even if bent the roll around a corner.Light pulses move easily down the fiber-optic line because of a principle known as total internal reflection. "This principle of total internal reflection states that when the angle of incidence exceeds a critical value, light cannot get out of the glass; instead, the light bounces back in. When this principle is applied to the construction of the fiber-optic strand, it is possible to transmit information down fiber lines in the form of light pulses.
    Multimode cable is made of of glass fibers, with a common diameters in the 50-to-100 micron range for the light carry component (the most common size is 62.5). POF is a newer plastic-based cable which promises performance similar to glass cable on very short runs, but at a lower cost.

    Multimode fiber gives you high bandwidth at high speeds over medium distances. Light waves are dispersed into numerous paths, or modes, as they travel through the cable's core typically 850 or 1300nm. Typical multimode fiber core diameters are 50, 62.5, and 100 micrometers. However, in long cable runs (greater than 3000 feet [914.4 ml), multiple paths of light can cause signal distortion at the receiving end, resulting in an unclear and incomplete data transmission. The use of fiber-optics was generally not available until 1970 when Corning Glass Works was able to produce a fiber with a loss of 20 dB/km. It was recognized that optical fiber would be feasible for telecommunication transmission only if glass could be developed so pure that attenuation would be 20dB/km or less. That is, 1% of the light would remain after traveling 1 km. Today's optical fiber attenuation ranges from 0.5dB/km to 1000dB/km depending on the optical fiber used. Attenuation limits are based on intended application.

    The applications of optical fiber communications have increased at a rapid rate, since the first commercial installation of a fiber-optic system in 1977. Telephone companies began early on, replacing their old copper wire systems with optical fiber lines. Today's telephone companies use optical fiber throughout their system as the backbone architecture and as the long-distance connection between city phone systems. Cable television companies have also began integrating fiber-optics into their cable systems. The trunk lines that connect central offices have generally been replaced with optical fiber. Some providers have begun experimenting with fiber to the curb using a fiber/coaxial hybrid. Such a hybrid allows for the integration of fiber and coaxial at a neighborhood location. This location, called a node, would provide the optical receiver that converts the light impulses back to electronic signals. The signals could then be fed to individual homes via coaxial cable. Local Area Networks (LAN) is a collective group of computers, or computer systems, connected to each other allowing for shared program software or data bases. Colleges, universities, office buildings, and industrial plants, just to name a few, all make use of optical fiber within their LAN systems.

    Power companies are an emerging group that have begun to utilize fiber-optics in their communication systems. Most power utilities already have fiber-optic communication systems in use for monitoring their power grid systems.










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    Fiber Optic Connectors


    Fiber Optic Attenuators



    Fiber Optic Media Converters

    Fiber Optic Enclosures

    Fiber Optic Cables

    Fiber Optic Test Equipment

    Mode Conditioning Cables

    Fan Out Cables

    MPO Cassettes



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