Vivid Networks chooses CopperCom softswitch for Montana fiber network

December 8, 2005 Boca Raton, FL -- As part of an all-fiber network in Montana, Vivid Networks announced that it recently deployed CopperCom's Converged Switching eXchange (CSX) next-generation switch to provide range of Class 5 services to residences and businesses in the "upscale" Baxter Meadows Development in the Bozeman, MT area.

December 8, 2005 Boca Raton, FL -- As part of an all-fiber network in Montana, Vivid Networks announced that it recently deployed CopperCom's Converged Switching eXchange (CSX) next-generation switch to provide range of Class 5 services to residences and businesses in the "upscale" Baxter Meadows Development in the Bozeman, MT area.

Operating as a fully licensed, facility-based CLEC, Vivid Networks says it serves small markets where there are fewer competitors than in larger metropolitan areas. The CLEC deployed the CopperCom CSX at the core of the Baxter Meadows fiber-optic network, in order to deliver traditional local and long-distance voice services plus high-speed Internet and advanced cable TV services. The CLEC says it evaluated several softswitch platforms before selecting the CSX platform due to its advanced capabilities and ease-of-use, as well as the high levels of customer service provided by CopperCom.

"CopperCom really understands the needs of service providers. From day one, the company was very responsive to our needs," comments Brock Williams, president of Vivid Networks. "Our goal is to build a top quality, highly efficient network, and CopperCom was able to deliver a great combination of capability, flexibility, and value. We installed the CSX without a glitch, and it is functioning flawlessly."

CopperCom says its switches enable local and long-distance service providers to seamlessly migrate their networks to revenue-generating, next-generation IP services. The company says its flagship product, the CSX, offers one of the most robust feature sets on the market, ranging from advanced VoIP services to a full set of legacy Class 5 services. The company claims its CSX platform has been deployed as a replacement for every type of legacy switch currently in operation.

"Visionary rural CLECs like Vivid Networks face unprecedented opportunities for expansion into new territories with new, competitive services," concludes Julian Thomson, senior vice president of product management and business development at CopperCom. "We look forward to working with Vivid Networks to bring advanced services to other communities in Montana."

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