Sunday, October 3, 2010

Highland Telephone Selects Calix for Broadband Stimulus Project

Highland Telephone Cooperative has selected Calix's Unified Access portfolio for a Broadband Stimulus project in rural Tennessee and Kentucky. The $66.5 million "Fiber Forward" project, composed of a $49.9 million loan and $16.5 million in grants, will use GPON to bring advanced broadband to approximately 18,000 homes, 1,800 small businesses, and 100 anchor institutions.


The rural subscribers included in this initiative will be served via a combination of fiber access technologies, including GPON to all residences, businesses, and cell towers, and redundant ten-gigabit Ethernet (10GE) ringed transport technologies delivered via primarily the Calix E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP).


The C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) will also be leveraged in the network, providing 10GE transport as well as business services support. Applications supported over fiber will include radio frequency (RF) video overlay with RF over glass (RFOG) interactive technology, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) business Ethernet services and traditional business services, and mobile backhaul. A variety of Calix 700GE and 700GX optical network terminals (ONTs) will be utilized, each capable of delivering broadband speeds to each residence and business of up to 1 Gbps and optimized for the identified applications targeted. To assist in implementation, Highland Telephone Cooperative intends to use Calix Professional Services for engineering, furnish, and installation (EF&I) services.
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