Broadstripe integrates GEPON

JUNE 15, 2009 -- Broadstripe LLC, a provider of integrated video, broadband, and home phone services, has deployed Aurora Networks Inc.'s GEPON equipment for its commercial services offering.

JUNE 15, 2009 -- Broadstripe LLC, a provider of integrated video, broadband, and home phone services, has deployed Aurora Networks Inc.'s (search Lightwave for Aurora Networks) GEPON equipment for its commercial services offering. The equipment, including Aurora's Node PON, VHub, and SMART Media Converter products, enable Broadstripe to offer faster services at lower prices to fit the needs of its business customers.

Aurora Networks says its GEPON gear provides Broadstripe with a manageable and scalable system that allows the company to serve business customers without the need for an active OTN location. By reducing the overall cost, but still supplying fiber to the premises to meet bandwidth needs, Aurora Networks adds that it enables Broadstripe to service businesses within their footprint -- an important sector for company growth.

"For Broadstripe's commercial services offering, we set out to serve a combination of T1, high-speed, and dial-up customers, including Brooks Industrial Park in Marshall, MI, an established business park that was previously receiving its business service from a competing provider. With Aurora Networks' GEPON solutions, we are the only provider able to offer 10-100 Mbps of dedicated fiber services to each of Brooks Industrial Park's current customers," said Dave Harwood, regional vice president and general manager of Broadstripe. "With Aurora Networks, we can now take advantage of the huge growth opportunities available in business services by competitively delivering what customers are demanding."

The Broadstripe GEPON implementation includes the installation of a Virtual Hub (VHub) equipped with Node PON technology on the carrier's existing fiber infrastructure from its main headend to Brooks Industrial Park, approximately 40 miles. New fiber was laid to the street-side curb of each business with a SMART Media Converter installed directly in the premises to connect business subscribers to Broadstripe's core network.

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