Verizon will be purchasing and installing OFS's EZ-Bend multiple-dwelling unit drop cable in their MDU FIOS applications

September 21, 2009

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NORCROSS, Ga. -- OFS today announced that Verizon Communications Inc. will be purchasing and installing OFS’ EZ-Bend ™ multiple dwelling unit (MDU) drop cable in their MDU FIOS applications. OFS’ ground-breaking EZ-Bend Technology will satisfy Verizon’s critical need for fast and economical fiber deployments in their MDU installations by allowing cables to be bent and routed in ways never before feasible using traditional optical drop cables.

“The benefits of bringing fiber to the MDU were apparent to Verizon with higher bandwidths than copper wiring,” said William Kloss, OFS Executive VP of Marketing & Sales, North Americas & CALA. “We needed to create a new technology to make reaching customers faster and more cost effective for Verizon or any service provider deploying fiber drop cables to apartments and condominiums. The EZ-Bend Technology offers up to a 500-fold improvement in bending loss performance over conventional single-mode fiber (SMF) type cables under the tight bends routinely encountered in MDU and in-residence installations. This means the optical signal will not leak in tight bends so that ultra high speed video, internet, and voice services can be reliably delivered to customers. The benefit for Verizon and other service providers is lower labor, higher velocity installations to help reach customers faster with lower cost.”

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