AUGUST 25, 2010 -- Occam Networks announced that Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc. (d/b/a PSC) has deployed the Occam BLC 6000 multiservice access platform (MSAP) in a FTTH project serving Christmas Lake Village in Santa Claus, Indiana.
PSC selected Occam to provide equipment for an ILEC fiber overbuild as PSC looks to enhance its broadband service. This FTTH upgrade of PSC’s network, which also provides broadband services throughout a three county region of southern Indiana, is further enhancing the voice, video, and data needs of the community.
“It has always been PSC’s goal to assist in the economic development of our rural community by providing quality and affordable telecommunications services,” explains Daren Brown, plant manager of PSC.
A customer since 2004, PSC deployed Occam’s copper systems and 10Gigabit Ethernet. Prior to selecting Occam, PSC was delivering DSL at low speed with limited video capabilities. When it became necessary to provide its customers with more service options, PSC began work on a new infrastructure that would provide capacity for high-bandwidth services today and in the future, says a company spokesperson. Over the past six months, PSC has installed a mix of Active Ethernet and GPON technologies from the BLC 6000 MSAP and transitioned some of its ILEC customers from copper and added new CLEC customers to a fiber-based network.
“Since PSC first partnered with Occam on its copper deployment, we have helped them branch into competitive service areas and now support them through their fiber overbuild,” says Juan Vela, director, Solutions Marketing and Strategy for Occam Networks.
Earlier this year, PSC added Active Ethernet to serve business customers from its existing 10Gigabit Ethernet ring. The network was initially deployed for fixed wireless backhaul and has facilitated the convergence of wireless and business Ethernet traffic. PSC is in the process of connecting hospitals and small to medium businesses (SMBs) with high-speed voice, video, and data over copper, fiber, and native Ethernet services. Occam currently supports more than 2,000 total access lines throughout PSC's service network.