With Verizon guiding product development, 3M developed and introduced a horizontal cable pathway and drop cable solution that can be installed in just one pass around a hallway perimeter.

The One Pass Fiber Pathway, designed to enable fast installation of fiber to the premises (FTTP) networks for multi-dwelling units (MDUs), had a coming out party at the FTTH Conference in Houston on Tuesday night.

According to 3M reps at the Houston event, Verizon tested the solution in a field trial in a property on Long Island.

Using 3M adhesive technology to adhere the One Pass Duct to the wall, the One Pass Fiber Pathway from 3M is compatible with a variety of hallway wall surfaces. The low-profile design is less obtrusive than existing horizontal cable pathway solutions and, because it’s flexible, the pathway conforms well to curved walls often found in older MDUs.

Fewer parts and a continuous, seamless application process make installation of the 3M One Pass Fiber Pathway quick, reducing installation time and labor costs compared to traditional cable pathway and drop cable solutions. The One Pass Fiber Pathway is also suitable for use in hotels, hospitals, schools and small businesses.

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