Drop cable is the final cable to the customer premises, and may be installed aerially, underground (in conduit) or direct-buried through the customer's yard.

Aerial cable may be self-supporting or lashed to a messenger/other cable (CATV coaxial cable or telephone) that comes into the house. The cable must be properly supported and anchored at the house to withstand wind, rain, ice and snow.


  • OFS
  • Corning
  • Superior Essex

Drop Fiber Optic Cable

  • Compact, easy-to-access design allows for streamlined installation and handling
  • Suitable for self-supporting aerial, direct buried, and duct FTTX drop installations
  • Compatible with industry-standard wedge clamps and closure strain reliefs
  • Excellent tensile strength and crush-resistance
  • Generally contains fiber counts of 1, 2, 4, 6, and 12 for minimizing deployment costs
  • May be either dielectric (eliminating the need for bonding or grounding) or produced with a toner wire for locating
  • 300-pound Maximum Rated Cable Load (MRCL)