Utility Updates


Welcome to the Graybar Utility Blog! Learn about the latest news and resources for service providers, broadband utilities, electric utilities and wireless.

Utility Updates

Utility Updates
  • Best Practices for Gigabit Service Delivered over Hybrid Architecture: FTTH, XDSL, In Home Wired and Wireless Networks

    This webinar covers best practices for testing fiber and XDSL Gigabit services to the home, procedures to optimize home WiFi, in home wiring, and speed testing. Join as we explore the critical test procedures that make for a successful deployment.


  • Zhone FTTx GPON and Active Ethernet Products

    With bandwidth challenges on the rise and the continual cost to keep up with these demands, service providers are looking for ways to future proof and increase their revenue generating opportunities. Zhone offers the most robust and scalable solution for service providers looking to offer either GPON or active Ethernet to their customers. Whether you're looking to serve just 64 customers or 1,000 customers, the Zhone MKK solution is the most scalable, robust and cost effective when it comes to providing Gigabit fiber services.


  • PON – New Technology for Networking Infrastructure

    PON has been around for many years in the service provider space. Does fiber to the home or the triple play ring a bell? Now PON is finally making its way into the enterprise space with opportunities for customers deploying new infrastructure or new construction. The technology is catching on. In fact, the U.S. Army has adopted PON as its standard LAN infrastructure for military bases.


  • PON To The Rescue in Rural Communities

    Service providers continue to face three major challenges in providing broadband services in rural communities.


  • 3M Slim Lock Closure

    3M's Tower Solutions can help you transition from coax to FTTA with solutions in weatherproofing, fiber connectivity and terminals.


  • Hardened Products for Smart Grid Communication Networks

    Transition Networks' Industrial Ethernet solutions will help ease your migration to Ethernet by providing improved reliability and security; while allowing for better visibility and control of data throughout your network.


  • Services

    Graybar serves customers in the telephone industry, cable television, municipals deploying voice, video and data broadband applications; utilities deploying voice, video and data broadband applications; competitive local exchange carriers, and the contractor community.


  • Tools and Services to Make Optical Migration Easier

    Whether troubleshooting FTTx, Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC), fiber links between Central Offices, or working on regional or rural access networks, Fiber OneShot PRO is your first response to fiber trouble.


  • 3M™ Fiber Dome Stubbed Terminal

    The compact 3M™ Fiber Dome Stubbed Terminal FDST 08S is designed to be deployed in outside plant environments. The re-enterable hermetically sealed stubbed terminal /FDU can be deployed in aerial strand, pole, pedestal or handhole/vault applications.


  • AFL’s new XFM-HD product line

    FL’s Xpress Fiber Management-High Density (XFM-HD) MPO-based solutions are designed and engineered specifically for our customers on the front lines installing equipment.