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Broadband connectivity technologies are constantly changing, whether through innovation, regulatory development or customer requests. Our blogs offer insight into industry advancements, practical suggestions for all types of network installations and important PPC product news.

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A former blog of ours about the different types of fiber connectors, demonstrates how important the subject is to both fiber installers and network ...

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The relative costs involved in connecting subscribers to fiber networks can be deceptive. The critical element when evaluating fiber connections to ...

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The disruption often caused when installing new fiber is never popular. Local residents dislike their roads and sidewalks being dug up while local ...

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Pushable fiber can be installed quickly and cost-effectively as the fiber drop for the final few hundred feet of a network. The beauty of pushable ...

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The last drop of a subscriber communications network - from the node or tap to the home (also known as the "drop network") - has traditionally been ...

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Over half of the world’s population lives in units of 100+. In cities this figure can be even higher. This concentration and variety creates a ...

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Protecting your fiber network is vital to ensure you continue to deliver services to your customers, retain their business, and get a good return on ...

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Optical fiber is a fantastic medium for propagating light signals, and it rarely needs amplification in contrast to copper cables. High-quality ...

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Fitting connectors to fiber optic cables in the field is a complex and highly specialized task. It is easy for dust and dirt to contaminate ...

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To the layperson, all fiber cables can seem the same, with the only potential difference being in their dimensions. But look closer and there is a ...

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Deploying fiber in the field is often a dirty job. Installing in new buildings means working on a construction site, with all the mud, dust, and ...

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When deploying a fiber network, traditional trenching methods can be expensive and time-consuming, and cause extensive disruption to the local area. ...

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In previous blogs we’ve covered the factors involved in choosing between an aerial or buried fiber deployment, as well as the different types of ...

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The last mile of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Fiber to the Cabinet (FTTC) aerial fiber deployments often run through crowded environments, where ...

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With a plethora of aerial fiber cable products on the market today it can be difficult to differentiate and fully appreciate why one construction is ...

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If you live in a rural location, super fast broadband roll-outs can take a long time to reach you - but if you're still waiting to be connected to ...

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Over 80% of FTTH rollouts rely on aerial fiber deployments in some form. So, why should you choose aerial over buried implementations and what do you ...

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Given the variety of splice options available to fiber network planners, identifying the best connector for FTTH can be overwhelming. Consequently, ...

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In previous blogs based on our Complete Guide to Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) Deployment eBook, we’ve talked about the planning needed if your FTTP ...

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Modern higher education is increasingly underpinned by technology. Whatever the subject, teaching, research and administration all rely on the fast ...

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Fire regulations for fiber cable protection vary across the world, meaning that a cable suitable for use indoors in one country may very well not be ...

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The socio-economic benefits of fiber are beyond question. Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) can boost economic development, spark innovation and improve ...

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Fiber has to survive and operate in the toughest conditions. Whether it is during installation or ongoing operation it is vital it continues to ...

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Recently PPC was asked to investigate solutions to the problem of a FTTH rollout with no space for microduct. The customer faced the challenge of ...

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New York, 30 September 2013: PPC, the inventors and producers of the world-leading range of patented Miniflex™ fiber cables, today launched its new ...

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New York and London, 10 June 2014, PPC, the inventors and producers of the world-leading range of patented Miniflex™ fiber cables, today announced ...

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