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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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In our increasingly interconnected world where broadband availability has become as essential as electricity, 5.35 billion internet users worldwide ...

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Fiber optic networks have come a long way in recent years, driven by the need for fast and reliable data to serve a growing number of subscribers. ...

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’Tis the season of festivity, but if you’ve caught your technicians uttering “bah humbug” during network installations, don’t fret! In the spirit of ...

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In today's hyper-connected world, high-speed broadband services have transitioned from a luxury to a necessity. The demand for fast and reliable ...

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Every fiber deployment is unique, especially when you’re delivering fiber to a multi-dwelling or multi-tenant unit (MDU or MTU). As you’re working ...

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When service providers are planning a fiber optic installation at a multi-dwelling or multi-tenant unit (MDU or MTU), there are several suitable ...

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In a world where digitization now touches every facet of our daily lives, internet connectivity is no longer just a luxury, it’s an essential ...

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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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We’ve all heard the old saying, “a dollar saved is a dollar earned,” but is this true when deploying a wireless network? For wireless applications, ...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ‘Tis the season of joy, celebration, and time spent streaming the Christmas classics. Can’t make it home ...

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Coaxial cable is commonly used by cable operators, telephone companies, and internet providers worldwide to convey data, video, and voice ...

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When it comes to today’s technology, technicians are focused on two main features: efficiency and reliability. As demands for higher bandwidth and ...

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Are you interested in learning about the latest in fiber and broadband access technology, and discovering emerging industry trends? Join PPC’s fiber ...

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We’re officially halfway through the year, and PPC experts are kicking off the summer season by exhibiting at two industry events in the U.S. and ...

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The pressure is on for design engineers and manufacturers to develop new, quality products to function in broadband and wireless networks. To ...

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Although the winter season brings a beautiful snow-covered wonderland, this time of year poses risks to the home network. Frigid temperatures, high ...

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It’s the season of joy, festivity, and fun. This time of year is a celebration spent decorating, singing Christmas carols, baking treats, and ...

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Businesses, now more than ever, must do their part investing in sustainable and environmentally responsible practices. At PPC, we apply this ideology ...

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PPC is attending ISE Expo 2021, an event focused on introducing the next wave of innovative solutions and providing education for professionals who ...

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PPC Broadband is attending Fiber Connect 2021, the leading optical fiber and technology event in North America. The show will be held from July 25 to ...

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There are multiple ways to deliver fiber into a home, multi-dwelling unit (MDU) or commercial building, but some methods are more costly and ...

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PPC Broadband customers gain immediate access to premier integrated cabinets PPC Broadband, Inc. (“PPC”), a Belden brand and leading developer and ...

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Network operators are constantly striving to deliver fiber to the home (FTTH) in a way that's practical, secure and aesthetically unobtrusive. ...

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PPC Broadband, Inc. (“PPC”), a Belden brand and leading developer and manufacturer of connectivity solutions, is pleased to announce two strategic ...

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Since Dark Fiber Africa (DFA) first hand-pushed a pre-terminated Miniflex® fiber optic 240m from an existing manhole, through a standard 8/5mm duct ...

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As operators drive fiber deeper into their networks for increased speed and capacity, tolerances become tighter and the margin for error becomes ...

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PPC Broadband, Inc. has acquired the Nebraskan-based fiber provider, Net-Tech Technology (NT2) - a move that will add a range of innovative optical ...

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The rapid development of ultra broadband (UBB) connectivity (defined as provision of downstream data rates of 100 Mbits per second over any type of ...

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Studies have shown that 40% of all cable broadband service calls are related to issues with the drop network. So if you’re looking to ensure better ...

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Fiber-optic broadband is changing lives around the globe - whether it’s enabling people to work and study remotely, the rise of more clever and ...

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Dirt, dust and other contaminants are the enemies of high-speed data transmission over optical fiber, as even the most minor of scratches or defects ...

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The continuing evolution of the internet, and the ever-increasing consumer demand for quality, capacity and speed, means broadband service providers ...

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When installing fiber at an MDU (multi-dwelling unit), technicians have a few choices for the type of cable they choose. The most important choice is ...

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The global broadband market is becoming increasingly mobile. According to data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), mobile broadband ...

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In today’s technological world, internet speed is important to everyone. Almost every household has multiple web-enabled devices, and with the ...

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A crucial step that every installer will negotiate during fiber cable installation in an apartment block or multi-story office building is to decide ...

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The advantages of fiber optic cable over copper wire are well understood. Fiber can transfer more data, in less time, over longer distances than ...

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In this post, we explore how you can future proof and differentiate a property through delivering a fiber solution, while also increasing customer ...

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If you are trying to decide on a product to include in your network design or installation – and you have a choice between several products that meet ...

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These days, operators are faced with an increasing requirement to deploy in-building fiber broadband networks. The rising demand from consumers for ...

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Many people involved in broadband network deployments appreciate that there could be "hidden" costs down the line because less expensive products ...

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There is a limit to the bending ratio or tight diameter in a microduct or fiber cable - after which, the fiber starts to exhibit failure. The failure ...

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The broadband FTTH market is in its infancy in North America and very little attention has been paid to the last 150’ drop necessary to bring a low ...

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Digging up roads and pavement to install new networks of any sort is never popular. Local residents dislike the disruption and the noise while ...

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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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When it comes to choosing the amount and type of fiber to use in your system, protecting the fiber that carries telecommunications services is of ...

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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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Fusion splicing is often used and is appropriate for trunk portions of a network; it offers low optical and reflection loss and splicing efficiency ...

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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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There are numerous tasks involved in deploying fiber to the home (FTTH) technology and while some are obvious, others require more thought and ...

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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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As the use of FTTx architectures grows in the MSO community, the selection of a specific delivery architecture and technology should be based on the ...

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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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As operators increasingly focus on deploying fiber to the home (FTTH) across their networks, they are looking at how they can minimize deployment ...

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In our digitally connected world, consumers increasingly require high speed broadband in their homes, whether for leisure, work, education or keeping ...

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One of the questions asked about fiber to the home (FTTH) networks is simple – what are the applications that will need the high capacity and speed ...

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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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In a more and more competitive market, cable operators are increasingly looking to deploy fiber alongside coax services to their subscribers. This ...

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The combination of greater urbanization and pressure on space means that more and more of the global population is now living in multi dwelling units ...

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Most people have heard of Moore’s Law, which broadly states that the number of transistors on a silicon chip will double every two years, with a ...

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Connecting a building to a fiber or coax network can be extremely complex. When planning the deployment, you need to take into account the ...

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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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In a previous blog I looked at the strong case for NGPON2, a fiber system which offers a minimum of 40 Gb/s aggregate downstream bandwidth, spread ...

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Operators normally aim to standardize on a single fiber deployment methodology to simplify installations and reduce time to market. However, ...

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Let’s face it - the telecoms industry doesn’t have the best of reputations when it comes to customer satisfaction. But something seems to be ...

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As the pace of fiber to the premises (FTTP) deployments increases, operators face a different challenge – successfully installing fiber within ...

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On both sides of the Atlantic, we are seeing a growing buildout of metro fiber networks, as well as a consolidation of national fiber, which will ...

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Telecoms planners and installers know that new fiber network build costs are dominated by civils works (the installation of basic infrastructure into ...

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A long time ago, in a network far, far away an epic battle took place between a powerful Empire and a band of freedom-loving rebels... This week’s ...

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Spanish eyes are currently smiling on record growth in the fiber to the home (FTTH) market, as operators compete to roll out super-fast broadband ...

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Fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments are set to ramp up significantly over the next two years. Especially in the US, we are now moving from the early ...

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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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At first sight, a mobile network and a modern, optical fiber-rich, fixed line network have little in common. They might be seen as competitors. After ...

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When rolling out a new fiber to the home (FTTH) network operators have to take into account multiple factors, including potential demand, deployment ...

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PPC has been producing and selling Miniflex cable and pre-terminated QuikPush fiber to the home (FTTH) drop cable for the last 10 years. Our vision ...

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When deploying a fiber network, one of the key factors used to calculate ROI is how long it will operate. After all, some copper networks have lasted ...

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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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Deploying an entirely new fiber network, while meeting tough budget constraints - all within tight timescales - is a challenge for any operator. Add ...

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Across the world, people are increasingly demanding faster broadband - and it is often one of the factors they take into account when choosing where ...

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We all regularly talk about Fiber to the Premise (FTTP)/Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks. But, in an era of specialization, often we only know about ...

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While there are some similarities between copper and fiber last drop deployments there are also some major differences. If you don’t take these into ...

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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 looked at what will drive demand for the increased bandwidth that fiber to the home connections provide. One of the biggest ...

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In a previous blog I explored the move from GPON to NGPON2 fiber architectures, as telcos look to deliver gigabit speeds to their users. Things have ...

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In a previous post, I looked at the six biggest causes of damage to fiber networks. I’ve had a lot of positive feedback, and additional stories, ...

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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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Most of us know the story "The Emperor’s New Clothes" - Hans Christian Andersen’s fable where a foolish monarch is convinced that an invisible suit ...

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The equipment you choose for your fiber deployment is crucial to whether it succeeds or fails. This is particularly true when it comes to the fiber ...

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When it comes to deploying fiber, network planners have the options of blowing, pulling or pushing the cable. Each of these methods has different ...

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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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No matter how well a fiber installation is planned and deployed, and how strong the cable you use, you can’t completely guard against problems down ...

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Since they were first introduced in the 1980s, optical fiber cables have dramatically shrunk in size. A 96 fiber cable can now weigh 30kg/km (down ...

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Today we are almost completely dependent on our connectivity. Thanks to the web, we are surfing, streaming, working more flexibly, and turning our ...

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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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When it comes to deploying fiber networks, installers and planners face multiple challenges. This is particularly true when it comes to the last drop ...

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Many years ago when I was in Japan on business, I had the pleasure of travelling on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka. It ...

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Whether through streaming HD content from the internet or accessing "traditional"’ TV programmes online, consumers are widening the ways in which ...

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Many of us have experience of deploying fiber in the US and Europe, and know how tough that can be. However, installing fiber in Africa has its own ...

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When deciding the best fiber architecture for their network, planners have to make the choice between point to point (P2P) or a passive optical ...

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