SELCO Improves Fiber to the Home Rollout with Clearcable and GLDS Integration

June 18, 2021


Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) leveraged its partnership with Clearcable and GLDS to integrate and deploy native FTTH provisioning and activation services.

The new implementation allows for a complete flow through environment from the GLDS BroadHub customer management and billing system to the Clearcable NOMS OSS which automatically provisions the FTTH elements.

“This project was a major milestone for SELCO and all parties involved collaborated very well to complete the integration to provide SELCO the functionality required” stated Insik Lee, Director of Software & Platform Development for Clearcable.

The solution also allows SELCO to leverage its existing deployment of Clearcable’s Cartograph Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) software with the FTTH add-on, providing SELCO a single and cohesive view into its overall network health, reducing truck rolls and trouble calls.

“GLDS and Clearcable have been collaborating to maximize broadband efficiencies for more than a decade,” offered GLDS president, Garrick Russell. “In this case, we were able to do something at SELCO that neither company would be able to achieve independent of one another. As a result, SELCO is able to stay on top of its business, and is able to deliver a more scalable operating environment for its customers.”

“Both Clearcable and GLDS have been long term valued partners of ours and their commitment to SELCO over the years has been tremendous. This project was just another example of that.”, added SELCO’s Headend System Manager, Aaron Lecuyer.

About SELCO:
The Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, has operated a municipal electric department since 1908. Over the years Shrewsbury’s municipal utility has been referred to by a variety of names, but is currently known as Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO). SELCO is a community owned and operated utility offering Shrewsbury residents and businesses high-quality electric and cable programs and services at highly competitive prices. SELCO currently offers electric, cable, telephone and high-speed Internet service. SELCO primarily purchases its power from the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company. SELCO is overseen by a Municipal Light Commission that consists of five board members to whom the General Manager reports. SELCO’s business office is located at the Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Avenue.

About Clearcable:
Clearcable™ is a specialized telecommunications technical consulting firm focused on the needs of service providers by developing new business revenue streams, maintaining existing infrastructure and proposing new advancements in telecommunications sectors globally. Clearcable provides assessment and strategy consulting, complex network architecture and high-level design, logical and physical design, implementation and network deployments, cabling, project management, training and ongoing network management and support services.

About GLDS:
GLDS offers the leading customer management, billing, and provisioning solution for greenfield, to mid-sized broadband service providers worldwide. Stand-alone and cloud-based solutions feature prepaid and postpaid billing for both subscription and transaction-based broadband services, with fully automated provisioning of FTTH, IPTV, Digital, VOD, Voice and Data. Multi-touch customer self-care and self-subscribe, all peregrinated in a best-of-suite solution. GLDS has installed software for more than 800 service providers in 49 U.S. states and 47 countries worldwide, offering “tier-one” features at start-up-friendly prices. For more information, visit