MARCH 25, 2010 -- CT Communications has selected Allied Telesis, one of Ohio's independent telecommunications companies, to deploy the next-generation broadband network.
CT Communications' vision of the future delivers each subscriber the benefit of 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) high-speed access to content such as high-definition video and streaming entertainment from the Internet. The Allied Telesis iMAP (Intelligent Multiservice Access Platform) Active Ethernet product line enables CT Communications to create custom service bundles and subscriber packages.
CT Communications' decision for ultra-high bandwidth Active Ethernet technology comes in advance of comments by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski indicating the new National Broadband Policy will have a goal of 100 Mbps "squared" bandwidth enabling next-generation broadband Internet services.
"We chose the Allied Telesis Active Ethernet platform because we were confident it could support our network bandwidth needs, both today and in the future," says Tim Bolander, director of Network Operations, CT Communications. "We recognized early-on the need for 100 Mbps symmetrical capabilities. We envision our implementation of the Allied Telesis solution as a model for the FCC's National Broadband Plan."
CT Communications will initially deploy Active Ethernet Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) to residences and businesses in the Urbana, West Liberty, and Bellefontaine, Ohio areas. In each implementation, customers will be migrated from the older broadband passive optical network (BPON) and digital subscriber line (DSL) systems to Active Ethernet FTTP.
At the customer premise, the Allied Telesis iMG 7x6 MOD (intelligent multi-service gateway) serves as the optical network terminal. The iMG features enhanced Layer 2 functions, multiple data, and voice port options, as well as a modular HPNAv3 (Home Phoneline Networking Alliance) home networking interface.