Monday, May 3, 2010

Texas' Big Bend Telephone Upgrades with Occam

Big Bend Telephone Company, an independent operator headquartered in Alpine, Texas, has deployed Occam Networks' BLC 6000 MSAP to transition from copper to fiber broadband services over a single network infrastructure. Big Bend Telephone covers a territory larger than the state of Rhode Island, serving its customers with a mix of access network technologies. Using GigE and GPON technologies from the BLC 6000, Big Bend provides high-speed access to anchor institutions including rural health clinics, a local university, and regional Homeland Security offices. As part of a strategic shift to Ethernet and a fiber infrastructure, Big Bend will use the Occam BLC 6000 MSAP to deliver voice services, high-speed Internet and data back up services to residential and business customers. Financial terms were not disclosed.