iCornerstone selects Alloptic and OFS FTTH equipment to connect Georgia communities

September 13, 2004 Irving, TX--iCornerstone has deployed Alloptic's Gigabit Ethernet passive optical network equipment with OFS fiber cable in two of their premier communities - The Reserve and Timberland located in the greater Atlanta area.

September 13, 2004 Irving, TX--iCornerstone has deployed Alloptic's Gigabit Ethernet passive optical network equipment with OFS fiber cable in two of their premier communities - The Reserve and Timberland located in the greater Atlanta area.

"Our objective at The Reserve and Timberland, was to create communities that are attentive to the changing needs of our homebuyers," said Joel Thomas, director of operations for iCornerstone. "As we prepared to develop these two communities, we found it disheartening that the traditional infrastructure providers were offering the same old technology. We were not convinced that, the technology would be capable of keeping up with our homeowners needs. With Alloptic's passive optical network and OFS' customized end-to-end optical fiber and connectivity solution, we are able to provide an infrastructure that is truly future proof and still preserve the natural beauty of the surroundings."

With a gigabit of bandwidth to each home, Alloptic (Livermore, CA) provides a future proof access network for today and tomorrow's applications and services. The passive network architecture of Alloptic's access solution eliminates the need for active electronics and removes unsightly curb structures in the community.

"We are pleased to add iCornerstone, The Reserve and Timberland to our growing list of fiber connected communities," said John Yuzdepski, vice president of sales and marketing at Alloptic. "Our technology is being used around the country in award-winning communities because developers understand that an advanced communications infrastructure is a critical element for today's digital lifestyle. Whether connecting people with a community intranet or linking the residents to the larger world for entertainment, and educational purposes, an advanced communications network enables and enriches the life of homebuyer."

"With a full offering of an end-to-end optical fiber solution, project management and technical support, we were able to streamline the roll-out of fiber-to-the-home to iCornerstone's homeowners," said Ric Johnsen, vice president of sales and marketing at OFS (Norcross, GA).

OFS' Access ADVANTAGE system is an end-to-end fiber to the premises optical fiber cabling system that enables low cost and extended reach for current and future applications, point to point, and mixed architecture networks, for analog and digital voice, data and video applications.

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