Be “Passive” When Delivering Broadband to Rural Areas

Tom Anderson Headshot Tom Anderson January 7, 2013

A major benefit of the tapped distribution architecture is the significant reduction in fiber that is required to serve rural areas. During the 2012 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®, I gave a presentation with Scott Terrill, senior vice president, Business Development, Pulse Broadband, on this topic.

Our presentation demonstrated how operators can leverage advancements in Passive Optical Network technologies to cost effectively extend the reach of current plants with new fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) builds, launch new FTTH markets and prepare for FTTH upgrades.

I welcome you to watch the presentation. If you have any questions, please ask them via the comment section below.

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Tom Anderson

With over 25 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry, Tom Anderson has held key marketing roles with leading companies specializing in access networks. Currently he is responsible for CommScope’s Broadband Optical Solutions product strategy and portfolio. Prior to CommScope, Mr. Anderson was VP of Marketing for Alloptic, a pioneer in EPON and RFoG systems that was acquired by CTDI in 2010. Mr. Anderson’s career includes Marketing, Engineering, and Operations roles with other industry leaders such as ADC, Pedestal Networks, Websense, Walker and Associates, and Reltec. Mr. Anderson holds undergraduate degrees in business and electronics with an MBA from Dallas Baptist University.