The Slack Storage Module (SSM) provides water-tight storage for up to 50 feet of excess simplex fiber cable at the side of an FTTP residence. The SSM is specifically designed for use with the Superior Essex tight buffered indoor/outdoor drop cable to provide a substantial cost savings for FTTP installations around $200 per connected location.* The SSM provides protection of excess simplex fiber and convenient outdoor access to the fiber if a splice is necessary in the future. The combination of the SSM and tight buffered drop cable enables the Optical Network Terminal (ONT) to be located inside the premises without the need for a termination or splice point on the exterior of the home. Our unique tight buffered drop cable is actually two cables in one: a rugged 300-pound rated OSP drop cable with an internal flexible OFNR rated simplex cable. By simply removing the outer PVC jacket and strength rods, this cable can be easily transitioned to indoor use without a splice point between the ONT and pedestal or terminal closure. For that reason, a splice point or termination is no longer required at the side of the home. By locating the ONT inside the premises, the power supply can be plugged into any convenient wall outlet, eliminating the cost of running power to the ONT and the need to hire an electrician further reducing installation costs. Another cost-savings benefit when using our tight buffered simplex cable design is having the capability to create a faster and more accurate termination to an SC connector.