October 4, 2004 Orlando, FL--World Wide Packets' LightningEdge Ethernet access equipment has been deployed by Douglas Electric, a non-profit electricity coop in Douglas County, Oregon. Douglas Electric offers business-class IP services to 20 towns and municipalities through its network, Douglas FastNet (DFN). DFN delivers bandwidth in excess of 1 Gbit/sec to subscribers.
At a time when municipalities are looking to fiber to the premises (FTTP) networks to drive local economies forward, the communities that depend on Douglas Electric have already witnessed tangible results. Economic development zones have sprung up where network access was available while customers have rapidly embraced the next-generation services which underscore the necessity of an active Ethernet-based FTTP network.
"Only World Wide Packets' solution gives us the guaranteed and explicit QoS [quality of service] and carrier-class resiliency our business customers demand," said Jared Pickrell, chief technology officer of DFN. "Doctors in our region already rely on teleradiology applications, such as MRIs over IP, that require substantial bandwidth and the tight security inherent in Layer 2 Ethernet. This network ultimately improves quality of life for patients and residents in our service area."
Douglas FastNet features transparent LAN services. In a region historically underserved by larger carriers, DFN's presence has lured competitive carriers into the area and helped to lower prices on competing services.
World Wide Packets is exhibiting in booth 905 at the Fiber to the Home Conference held here, October 4-6.