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August 8, 2018

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 8, 2018) – Charles Industries, Ltd., a leading provider of outside plant innovations for telecommunications, wireless, broadband cable and utility providers, has once again been named to Broadband Communities Magazine’s annual list of the Top 100 Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Companies as reported in the magazine’s July 2018 issue. The list recognizes innovative firms that finance, plan, design, engineer, construct install and advocate for FTTH networks in the United States and beyond. First appearing in 2006, this year’s list marks the 13th consecutive year Charles Industries has been named to Broadband Communities’ FTTH Top 100.

Broadband Communities compiles its annual list of the Top 100 Broadband Companies through an editorial panel that reviews hundreds of organizations from around the world focusing on those doing business in North America. The Top 100 recognizes those companies that have contributed to the magazine’s mission of “Building a Fiber-Connected World.” Editors consider how important the organizations are to advancing fiber broadband rather than how important broadband is to the organization. This year’s list recognizes many niches in the complex FTTH ecosystem, including; optical fiber and enclosures suppliers, optical electronic and software providers, design engineering and installation firms, network operators, nonprofits who assist communities, and distributors of fiber optic products.

Charles was recognized in the Passive Components for FTTH Networks – Outside Plant and Inside Plant category for developing innovative fiber distribution solutions, including Charles Universal Broadband Enclosures (CUBE), Charles Fiber Distribution Points (CFDP Pedestals), Buried Distribution Optical Pedestals (BDO Pedestals), Charles Fiber Flexibility Pedestals (CFFP), Charles Fiber Interconnect Terminals (CFIT), Charles Fiber Building Terminals (CFBT), Charles Fiber Cross-Connects (CFXC), and Charles Multi-Purpose Housings (CMPH).

BBC Top 100 FTTH Add One“We are very pleased to be recognized by Broadband Communities for the 13thconsecutive year as a Top 100 FTTH Company. As providers gear up for the release of 5G networks, and continue to expand their FTTH footprints to the furthest reaches of their subscriber areas, Charles is working hand-in-hand with their efforts by providing new enclosure solutions that protect their network assets,” said Joe Burke, vice president of sales for Charles’ Telecommunications.

“Charles constantly expands its fiber enclosure portfolio, allowing us to address our customers’ urgent deployment challenges with new and innovative solutions for universal fiber deployment,” stated Minesh Patel, vice president of Charles’ Outside Plant Business Unit. “In the past year, we’ve added new MDU fiber demarcation enclosures, building entrance housings for low-density fiber distribution, and concealment shrouds for aesthetic distribution of network equipment.” Many of these new Charles’ FTTH Solutions will be on display at the upcoming ISE EXPO 2018, August 15-16 in Denver, CO; and at Cable-Tec Expo 2018, October 23-25, in Atlanta, GA.

Charles Industries has provided the telecommunications, broadband cable, wireless and utilities markets with non-metallic distribution pedestals since 1968, and began offering fiber optic solutions in 2001. Broadband outside plant product lines include buried distribution pedestal and cabinet solutions for every fiber type (ribbon, loose buffer tube or central core tube) and distribution method (mechanical splice, fusion splice, or pre-connectorized).

Fiber-to-the-Home Top 100 Badge

About Charles Industries, Ltd.

2018 marks Charles Industries’ 50th year as a privately held, diversified manufacturing and technology company serving telecommunications, wireless, broadband cable, utility, marine and industrial markets. Founded in 1968, the company is ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000 registered and headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois with five additional U.S.-based manufacturing centers. For further information, please visit or call (847) 806-6300.

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