Sunday, July 10, 2011

Calix Wins Another Broadband Stimulus Project -- PRTC

Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative (PRTC) of Kentucky has selected the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs), along with the 2000 family of optical network terminals (ONTs), to bring fiber-based broadband services to Jackson and Owsley counties in Kentucky.

PRTC will deploy GPON to deliver advanced services including expanded digital television services, extremely fast data services, and high quality VOIP services to more than 3,500 residences and businesses. The PRTC Broadband Stimulus award totals $25.5 million in overall funds, including a $17.9 million grant and a $7.6 million loan, which includes plant engineering, materials, labor, and other costs, including access equipment.

With this award, Calix has now been selected access vendor to three Broadband Stimulus projects in Kentucky, amounting to over $227 million in awarded funds, of which only a portion is access equipment.