Electric Utility companies, both investor owned, municipal and co-ops, are installing communications networks to operate their smart grid. In some cases, the network is fiber optic and also provides high speed internet connections to residents. In rural areas, electric co-ops are leveraging their physical plant and right of way by providing broadband communications services to businesses and homes inside their operating area.
The technical challenges to be overcome include deployment cost, optical quality of the network, and the ability to adapt to increasing demand for service without incurring unacceptable new upgrade costs. This means that the access network must be scalable for capacity and topology.
The Hexatronic Micronet and Ribbonet® Air-Blown Fiber Cabling System, meets these challenges with a family of micro-ducts and, cables fibers, cabinets, tools, and accessories. They offer advantages of unmatched speed of installation, flexibility, and network quality and reliability. Using the air-blown technology, fibers are only installed when needed, eliminating deployment and provisioning uncertainties at the time of installation. In short, the Hexatronic fiber optic cabling system meets the requirements of Enterprise communications networks with advanced technology and smart products at the right price.