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PorchLight Chooses Corning Cable Systems Evolant Solutions for FTTH Deployments


Company also becomes Corning Connected Community™ Program Member

HICKORY, N.C. – Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment announced today that PorchLight selected Corning Cable Systems Evolant® Solutions products for the company’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments throughout the United States. The Evolant portfolio for FTTH includes a range of optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment designed to make deployments faster, easier, more reliable and less costly.

PorchLight, a fiber-optic network service provider installing the latest in ultra-high-speed convergent communications and entertainment networks in single-family and multi-family residential neighborhoods, is deploying Corning Cable Systems’ tip-to-tip passive optical FTTH solution.

Corning Cable Systems also introduces PorchLight as the newest member of the Corning Connected Community™ Program, which will benefit both parties as they continue to bring the life-enhancing benefits of FTTH to the home to developers and homeowners.

Corning Cable Systems developed the Corning Connected Community Program to assist homebuilders and community developers in implementing fiber-optic infrastructures into their building plans and to help home buyers learn how FTTH networks can enhance their living experience in their new home. Corning provides Corning Connected Community Program members with marketing materials to help educate consumers on the benefits of FTTH.

PorchLight will build on the Corning Cable Systems FTTH solutions to deliver their “Quad-play” package to PorchLight communities. “After evaluating a variety of products for our FTTH network, we felt Corning offered a complete and reliable solution,” said Corey Smith, chief technology officer, PorchLight. “With Corning’s leadership and expertise in FTTH network solutions, PorchLight will be better able to serve our customers.”

For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit the Web site at

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

About PorchLight Communications
Taking advantage of the latest in fiber-to-the-home technology, PorchLight provides its customers with unparalleled quality, value, and convenience in a bundled “Quad-play” package. The advanced network infrastructure uses high speed fiber optics to combine telephone (unlimited long distance), cutting edge IPTV television, ultra high-speed internet access, and advanced home security into a single service and single bill.

Corning Cable Systems Contact:
Stephanie H. Kosty
(931) 486-0323

Corning Communications Contact:
Lisa A. Burns
(607) 974-4897


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