Citizens Telephone selects Alloptic for fiber access

MARCH 20, 2008 � "We have already received rave reviews from the initial customers and have a backlog of service orders to address," says Charles Ledger, general manager of Citizens Telephone. The operator is using Alloptic's FTTH system to deliver triple-play services to more than 1,000 subscribers in its service area.

MARCH 20, 2008 -- Alloptic (search for Alloptic), developer of RF over glass (RFoG) and passive optical networking (PON) equipment for CATV, telecom, and private network operators, today announced that Citizens Telephone of Leslie, GA, has begun deploying Alloptic's fiber-optic communications network.

As the network is deployed, the residents and businesses in the City of Vienna, GA, will have access to an array of new communication and entertainment products and services, say Citizens Telephone representatives.

"We are extremely pleased with the breadth of solutions that Alloptic is able to provide," reports Charles Ledger, general manager of Citizens Telephone. "This is more than just technology. The Alloptic solution enables us to open up an array of products and services to our customers. We intend to reach more than 1,000 subscribers with our fiber-based approach," he confirms.

"For our residential customers, we will offer a full triple-play communications and entertainment bundle, and for our business customers we will be offering an extended portfolio of business products," Ledger continues. "Since these services will be riding on a fiber-optic network, our customers will see superior performance at a very competitive price. We have already received rave reviews from the initial customers and have a backlog of service orders to address."

"We are pleased to add Citizens Telephone to our growing list of independent telephone companies that have chosen the Alloptic solution," contends Shane Eleniak, vice president of business development and marketing for Alloptic. "As Citizens knows, it isn't just about technology--the desire to move to a fiber-optic infrastructure is about services, the ability to provide new and creative applications and services. With our solution, our customers are able to realize a seamless migration from their current service offering to an unlimited array of IP-based services," he adds.

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