Corning Optical Communications Introduces ROC™ Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess™ Technology

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Corning Optical Communications Introduces ROC™ Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess™ Technology

Corning Optical Communications Introduces ROC™ Die

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Corning Optical Communications Introduces ROC™ Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess™ Technology
Corning Optical Communications Introduces ROC™ Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess™ Technology
HICKORY, N.C. | Corning Incorporated | June 11, 2012
FastAccess Technology reduces fiber access time by up to 55 percent when compared to traditional drop cables 

Corning Optical Communications LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces ROC™ Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess™ Technology. Ideal for fiber-to-the-home applications, the innovative FastAccess Technology design enables faster and easier removal of the cable jacket.

Optimized for field- and factory-termination processes, the compact design of the ROC Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess Technology allows for easier handling in the field, reduces slack storage requirements and improves transportation and storage costs.

Unlike some outdoor dielectric cables that require special tools for cable access, such as hook blades, the FastAccess Technology requires no special tools, thereby lowering costs. The dielectric feature of the cable also eliminates any bonding and grounding requirements.

ROC Dielectric Drop Cables with FastAccess Technology are backwards compatible for easy connectorization or splicing, and are available in preconnectorized assemblies.

For additional information on Corning Optical Communications 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 website at

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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics.  Drawing on more than 160 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.