Monday, July 12, 2010

Slic Selects Occam for GPON Deployment

Slic Network Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nicholville Telephone, has chosen Occam Networks' BLC 6000 multiservice access platform (MSAP) to deliver advanced broadband services to more than 700 households and 39 businesses and anchor institutions in remote western Franklin County, NY.

As part of a $5.2 million broadband stimulus fiber project, Slic will offer triple play services including three tiers of high-speed Internet and IPTV. The project will be funded through a combination of Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) grants and loans and will extend communication options to a region that is currently unserved.

Slic, which has already begun working on the Franklin County project, will deploy a 100 percent fiber optic-based network over 136 miles of cable across five townships and the surrounding areas. Slic will utilize GPON technologies on Occam's BLC 6000 MSAP for the deployment, including the BLC 6322 GPON Optical Line Termination. Residential, business and community organization environments will be supported by the ON 2541 Optical Network Terminal (ONT).