Rural Growth Strategy – Cable Drop Extender Over Fiber
Expands Rural Broadband to Unserved Communities
With the high cost of expanding cable networks, many cable operators have ignored building out their presence to remote areas.
Electroline aims to solve these problems using its RFoG technology and leveraging the power of fiber optics to extend cable to remote areas. This solution enables cable operators to reach homes within their territories that were not previously economically reachable. Service providers can immediately generate revenue with this innovative solution for distant homes.
The Electroline Reversed optical Node (ERN) is a ruggedized compact Forward optical transmitter and reverse optical receiver designed to convert CATV RF signals to optical. The optical FTX converts RF to Optical and the RRX converts Optical to RF. ERN, in combination with standard micro-nodes such as ED212 / ED1, allows the use of RFoG Technology to serve customers that could not be reached with traditional Coaxial cables. The ERN is designed to extend the reach of a coaxial distribution feeder to connect additional subscribers. Instead of a costly coaxial extension the subscriber(s) can be reached with a fiber drop of up to 10,000 feet.