Craw-Kan pulls fiber deeper into network with Calix B6 ESANs

Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative (Craw-Kan) has selected the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs) for use in select exchanges across its 33-exchange footprint. Craw-Kan is leveraging Active Ethernet and high-speed digital subscriber line 2 (VDSL2) technologies to bring its subscribers advanced broadband services, such as advanced IPTV and high-speed internet access, along with reliable voice services.

Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative (Craw-Kan) has selected the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs) for use in select exchanges across its 33-exchange footprint. Craw-Kan is leveraging Active Ethernet and high-speed digital subscriber line 2 (VDSL2) technologies to bring its subscribers advanced broadband services, such as advanced IPTV and high-speed Internet access, along with reliable voice services.

“Craw-Kan continues to invest in our network infrastructure, bringing increasingly advanced broadband services to the communities we serve, improving our service quality, and leveraging the power of broadband to enhance the quality of life of our customers," says Dan Droessler, operations manager at Craw-Kan. "By leveraging new Ethernet-based Active Ethernet and VDSL2 technologies into our network, we are bringing one of the nation’s most advanced communications infrastructures to our rural region.”

Craw-Kan will employ Calix B6 ESANs and, where they deploy fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), the 2000 family of optical network terminals (ONTs), the latest additions to the Calix Unified Access portfolio. The B6 ESANs, with integrated 10 gigabits per second Ethernet (10GbE) ring technology and sub-50 millisecond recovery capability for powerful access transport, will provide each subscriber with advanced broadband services, including IPTV, high-speed Internet access, and reliable GR-303 or VOIP services in the targeted deployment areas.

"For more than 50 years, Craw-Kan has been an integral part of its community, bringing advanced and reliable communication services to their members and giving this rural area the ability to communicate with the world,” says John Colvin, vice president of field operations at Calix. “As the world continues to change, Craw-Kan continues to innovate--pulling fiber deeper into their network and bringing increasingly advanced services to their subscribers.”

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