Monday, September 17, 2007

MetaSwitch Gains Traction with Telephone Cooperatives

MetaSwitch announced that its core switching solution is gaining market traction with leading telephone cooperatives, including two of the top 5 largest telephone cooperatives in North America: Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) and GVTC. Both carriers are comprised of members, each of whom has a vote in the services the cooperative offers and the equipment it deploys. Both HTC and GVTC began by installing the necessary facilities to deliver basic telephone service and have since grown to offer a variety of residential and business voice, data, wireless and online services, operating as both an incumbent in their traditional service areas and through expansion as a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in new markets.

HTC delivers service over approximately 85,000 access lines in Horry and Georgetown counties, South Carolina.

As the largest telephone cooperative in Texas, GVTC's service area spans 2,000 square miles and eleven counties, and includes over 32,000 members with approximately 42,000 access lines.