Lindsay’s XTENDR® HFC repeater is designed for easy extensions of existing HFC networks. The XTENDR device provides a suitable migration path and cost-effective connection of customers in rural areas using fiber optics without overbuilding the coaxial footprint of the HFC plant. The XTENDR device includes a forward optical transmitter with an optional optical amplifier providing high output power to convert downstream RF signals to optical, and reverse optical receivers to convert upstream optical signals to RF. Customers that previously could not be reached with the traditional HFC network can now be served by using the HFC repeater in combination with Lindsay’s 1.2 GHz LBON320/300 AC series of mini RFoG node at the customer premise. Up to 32 rural subscribers can be reached within a distance of 20 km (65,000’/12.5 mi) using this device. Many other designs can be implemented to serve up to 64 rural subscribers from a single device within 9.5 km (31,680 ft/6 mi).