• Standard ADSS Fiber Optic Cable


    • Suitable for use on distribution and high voltage transmission lines
    • Requires no messenger wire -- fully self-supporting
    • Single pass installation -- no messenger, no lashing wire -- faster and lower cost
    • Cable is water-blocked using dry core technology, therefore no messy flooding compounds
    • Design details for span lengths up to 1500ft (457m) and fiber counts up to 432
    • Custom designs available for larger span lengths or other fiber counts
    • Full line of attachment hardware available for a "system" solution
    • Track-resistant outer jacket available for installations on high voltage lines where space potentials reach up to 25kV
    • Gel-filled buffer tubes are S-Z stranded for easy mid-span access


    • Utilized for telecommunications by power utilities, telcos, and private network groups
    • Designed for installation on distribution and transmission lines
    • Capable of being installed in close proximity to conductors if security is a concern
    • Suitable for underbuild applications, minimizing the need for outages
    • Used for telecom networks where quick, low-cost installation is a priority


AFL-ADSS® (All-Dielectric Self-Supporting) cable is ideal for installation in distribution as well as transmission environments, even when live-line installations are required.  As its name indicates, there is no support or messenger wire required, so installation is achieved in a single pass, making ADSS an economical and simple means of achieving a fiber optic network.  AFL manufactures its own line of attachment hardware as well as supplies formed wire fittings when preferred.

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