April 23, 2002--Quantum Bridge Communications, Inc. (www.quantumbridge.com) today announced that Time Warner Cable Tampa Bay Division has selected the Quantum Bridge Optical Access System to serve as an enabler of their strategy of delivering fiber-based data services to business customers.
Time Warner Cable Tampa Bay Division is currently using the Quantum Bridge Optical Access System in the Tampa and St. Petersburg serving area to provide IP and Ethernet data services from 1-100 Mbits/sec to business customers. There is a growing demand for data services from commercial customers within many areas that are served by MSOs, such as Time Warner Cable.
"We have chosen the Quantum Bridge Optical Access System based on its ability to cost-effectively leverage the existing fiber infrastructure combined with the high-degree of reliability required in providing these data services," said John Dickinson, senior director of network operations for Time Warner Cable. "Because of our customers' differing needs, it is important for us as a service provider to offer them varying service levels that include fiber-based solutions."
"Time Warner Cable has realized that by serving business customers with a passive optical network (PON) that they can dramatically increase revenues and profitability while controlling the capital expenditures on physical plant build-outs," said Tony Zona, founder, president and CEO of Quantum Bridge Communications. "With a flexible, broadband architecture in place, Time Warner Cable is able to economically deliver services that offer greater flexibility than those available through incumbent and alternative providers."