Case Study: Intelligent Addressable Tap Improves A Municipal Cable Operator’s Reliability and Capacity

Robert Riggsby April 15, 2013

CommScope's Intelligent addressable tap

A weak link on the subscriber drop plagued the Thomasville Community Network Services (CNS) for quite a while. This municipally-run cable operator in Georgia began replacing an aging and defective interdiction system in 2008 with CommScope’s RF Connectivity Intelligent Addressable Taps.

It initially started with a small beta-test area. Following success in the test area, Thomasville deployed the taps throughout their network in 2010, completing deployment last year.

Thomasville quickly recognized the benefits of this solution. “The CommScope addressable taps were solid and much more cost effective than the legacy product,” said Randy Eubanks, technical operations manager, Thomasville CNS. “As a result of installing the taps, we have achieved a more robust and reliable outside cable plant.”

By working together, CommScope helped this community achieve full 1-GHz capability. As a trusted advisor for Thomasville, we solved their long-standing problem, improved their reliability and capacity and allowed their technical engineers to tackle a range of other projects.

CNS ThomasVilleThomasville’s journey is well documented in a new case study, “CommScope helps Thomasville CNS achieve a more reliable outside cable plant.”

I encourage you to read it and post comments below.

About the Author

Robert Riggsby

Global Product Line Manager for CommScope's HomeConnect™ family of technically advanced RF Connectivity Subscriber products and the BOS™ RFoG optical products for the broadband market space. Experience includes managing both business and engineering personnel to achieve increased revenue through innovation in a continually evolving technology space while maintaining sustainable budgets for development. Strategic thinker who can see the big picture and will also delve into problems to deliver results. Successfully launched and grew both domestic and international product groups. Significant experience in managing product development from the ground up. This includes supply chain management and supplier management from both a business and engineering perspective for product concept development through full product life cycle and end of life management. Specialties Product Line Manager experienced in strategic planning, new product development, marketing and product life cycle management of a technically advanced product line. Extensive engineering design experience focusing on RF/Analog & Optical Design, specializing in CATV broadband amps 5MHz-1.6GHz, fiber optic RXs, node and FTTX design & testing. Mechanical design experience includes development of housing, connector & interconnect designs utilizing base metals, plastic & plating processes.