Hancock Telecom selects General Bandwidth for FTTH deployment

January 27, 2003--General Bandwidth, has been selected by Hancock Telecom to deliver voice services to new homes in subdivisions that are being served by Hancock's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service offering.

Jan 27th, 2003

General Bandwidth, has been selected by Hancock Telecom to deliver voice services to new homes in subdivisions that are being served by Hancock's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service offering.

General Bandwidth's G6 platform is an integral part of service availability to more than 7,000 subscribers in Indiana. The G6 was selected as a voice-over-IP (VoIP) access and media gateway. The platform is fully optimized for mass deployments and meets or exceeds the most stringent requirements for central office environments. In addition, Hancock Telecom is deploying the G6 platform with the new Gigabit Ethernet module that connects directly to Hancock's IP-based access network.

"Hancock Telecom is the first incumbent telephone company in Indiana to deliver a bundle of voice, video, and high speed data using fiber-to-the-home to its subscribers," says Brendon Mills, president and chief executive officer of General Bandwidth. "We are very pleased Hancock has selected the G6 platform as a key element to their overall deployment strategy."

Hancock Telecom (Greenfield, IN) provides communications and services rural communities in East-Central Indiana. Since its inception in 1950, the company has been an active community member that provides the latest in technology to its cooperative members.

General Bandwidth's (Austin, TX) flagship G6 platform enables service providers to deploy voice over broadband technology to cost effectively deliver voice services over their existing broadband infrastructure and provide a migration path to end-to-end packet networks.

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