Bowling Green Municipal Utility taps Alloptic for GEPON FTTB

NOVEMBER 14, 2007 -- Bowling Green Municipal Utility will use Alloptic's equipment as its access technology for a fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) network.

NOVEMBER 14, 2007 -- Bowling Green Municipal Utility (BGMU) located in Bowling Green, KY, has selected Alloptic Inc.'s (search for Alloptic) Gigabit Ethernet PON equipment as its access technology for its fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) network. BGMU operates an all-fiber network in Bowling Green and Warren County, KY, and offers businesses access to an advanced broadband network for data services.

"Alloptic's GEPON solution is an ideal fit for our fiber network," said Mark Iverson, BGMU general manager. "Using a PON system allows us to expand our network faster and with less expense, which allows us to more aggressively pursue small and medium-sized business. Because a PON can be passively split, an existing fiber can now be used to pick up 32 subscribers where a point-to-point network would have required that we dedicate two fibers to a single subscriber. For small and medium-sized businesses, the economics are attractive to BGMU and the performance/price benefit for the customers is excellent. Also, Alloptic's wide selection of business ONTs allows us to better match service delivery with the customer's intended usage. And the design of the Alloptic system allows us to continue to support today's range of services from legacy T1 to full Gigabit Ethernet service."

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