Connexion joins Corning's FTTH program

March 8, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems and Connexion Technologies announced that they are working together through the Corning Connected Community Program to bring the benefits of FTTH technology to developers and homeowners.

March 8, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems and Connexion Technologies announced that they are working together through the Corning Connected Community Program to bring the benefits of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to developers and homeowners.

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 have more than 110 additional residential communities in 2007.

Corning Cable Systems developed the Corning Connected Community Program to help homebuilders and community developers implement fiber-optic infrastructures into their building plans.

According to a press release, Connexion Technologies is the program's first "aggregator" member and will extend the membership benefits to the home developers with which it works.

Under the program, Corning Cable Systems will provide Connexion Technologies with its FTTH products and services. In addition, Corning Cable Systems will help educate potential Connexion customers on the benefits of FTTH and the Corning Connected Community Program.

According to Corning Cable Systems, to qualify as a Corning Connected Community, each connected neighborhood must provide symmetrical service to all homes via fiber-optic connection all the way to the home. (Corning notes that most of today's non-fiber broadband technologies, such as cable modem and DSL, offer not only lower speeds, but also only asymmetrical service, meaning higher data rates downstream to the home and much slower speeds upstream from the home.)

"Our membership in the Corning Connected Community Program is a win-win for both companies and our customers," says Glen Lang, CEO of Connexion Technologies. "Together with Corning, we can increase the notoriety and visibility of FTTH and help our developers promote the technology."

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