Monday, August 2, 2010

Ohio's Wabash Mutual Selects Occam in Broadband Stimulus Project

Wabash Mutual Telephone , a subscriber-owned telephone exchange in Mercer County, Ohio, has chosen Occam Networks' BLC 6000 multiservice access platform (MSAP) to expand broadband services in west central Ohio. As part of a $4.3 million broadband stimulus fiber project, Wabash will provide digital television, high-speed Internet and voice services to Fort Recovery and the surrounding area. The project will be funded through a combination of Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) grants and loans and will increase broadband access in areas that currently have limited access to high-speed service.

For the deployment, Wabash will utilize Ethernet technologies on Occam's BLC 6000 MSAP, including a mix of GigE/10GigE capable Ethernet Optical Line Terminals (OLTs). Residential, business and community organization environments will be supported by the ON 2342 Optical Network Terminal (ONT). Occam noted that work is already underway and that Wabash plans to begin turning up its first services before the end of the year.

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