Iowa Telco LISCO deploys FTTH with Occam Networks

MAY 1, 2007 -- Local Internet Service Company (LISCO), a CLEC serving in the Fairfield, IA, area has begun purchasing Occam Networks's BLC 6000 Fiber products as part of a strategy to overbuild Fairfield with a fiber-to-the-home network.

MAY 1, 2007 -- Local Internet Service Company (LISCO), a CLEC serving in the Fairfield, IA, area has begun purchasing Occam Networks's (search for Occam Networks) BLC 6000 Fiber products as part of a strategy to overbuild Fairfield with fiber-to-the-home (search for FTTH).

"After reviewing the offerings of multiple access equipment providers, we selected Occam Networks," confirms Lance Yedersberger, president of LISCO. "Occam demonstrated the best ability to deploy Gigabit Ethernet to the home. We believe Active Ethernet is the optimal technology in terms of stability and flexibility to offer new, advanced broadband services to our subscribers."

"Our goal is to empower our community to compete in the global marketplace," Yedersberger continues. "We understand that in countries like Japan and Korea, broadband speeds of 100 Mbits/sec are standard. LISCO intends to make this speed the basic service offering in Fairfield," he contends. "We would like those companies developing the next generation of Internet applications to think of Fairfield as a place to test their advanced products."

LISCO has purchased Occam's 6312 optical line termination (OLT) blades and 6314s 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) Optical Packet Transport and OLT blades. When complete, Occam says LISCO will be able to offer triple-play services to approximately 4,000 residential subscribers.

"LISCO's aggressive program to overbuild Fairfield with fiber will help ensure its subscribers receive the most advanced services available," reports Nathan Harrell, vice president of sales for Occam. "We look forward to helping them deploy and turn up the equipment necessary to offer subscribers Gigabit Ethernet service to their homes."

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