September 14, 2006 -- Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning's telecommunications segment, announced that ANS Advanced Network Services, LLC has become the newest member of the Corning Total Access Program (TAP).
Corning's TAP provides qualified design, engineering, furnishing, and installation companies with the tools necessary to ensure successful fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments. Certified members of the program receive all-inclusive access to Corning's offering of FTTH products and services.
Also, after completing specialized training in the installation of optical access networks, program members are able to offer their customers up to a 10-year extended product warranty on complete Corning FTTH platforms (drop cables and assemblies carry a 3-year warranty).
ANS is a provider of engineering, furnishing, installation, staffing, maintenance, and consulting services, with capabilities encompassing all inside and outside communications environments, including central offices and customer premises. Through Corning's TAP and the program's extended warranty, ANS says it expects to expand its existing service offerings to more quickly respond to its customers' changing demands.
"We consider Corning to be the technology leader in FTTH end-to-end solutions," comments Cheer Dheeradhada, major accounts manager for ANS. "Armed with our current FTTX deployment experiences, we feel that the Total Access Program will enhance our FTTH capabilities and visibility with additional customers."