Grande Rolls Out with Corning

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Grande Communications Inc. said it will use Corning Inc.'s fiber-to-the-home product line for rollouts in Austin and San Antonio, Texas.

The company said it will use more than 20,000 kilometers of Corning “NexCor” fiber in its passive-optical-network FTTH build in those cities. Grande will pass 23,000 homes with the fiber.

Corning is supplying Grande with its tip-to-tip “Evolant” solution for access networks, NexCor fiber, “OptiSheath Advantage” terminals, “OptiTect Advantage” cabinets and “SST-Drop” cables.