Florida CLEC opts for FTTH

November 15, 2002-- Florida-based competitive service provider LiteStream Technologies has awarded a contract to Optical Solutions for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment.

November 15, 2002-- Florida-based competitive service provider LiteStream Technologies has awarded a contract to Optical Solutions (www.opticalsolutions.com) for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment. LiteStream is a joint partnership with R&R Enterprises and TECO Partners, a division of TECO Energy.

LiteStream has selected Optical Solutions' FiberPath 400 for its initial FTTH deployment in Palencia, which is a new housing development planned to include more than 2,000 homes in Florida. The Palencia deployment will serve subscribers with voice, video, high-speed data, and security services.

"We recognize that to remain a viable and attractive competitor in this market, we need to think five years ahead of everyone else," said Rick Hager, general manager at LiteStream. "IP-based services, such as video streaming, interactive television, e-university, and online gaming, require the bandwidth capacity of a direct fiber-feed to the home. Anything less is a compromise."

Optical Solutions' FiberPath 400 is based on a passive optical network (PON) architecture. FiberPath 400 is capable of delivering high-speed data, hundreds of channels of digital and analog television, switched digital video, alarm monitoring, and lifeline-quality voice connections. All of these services can be delivered on a single infrastructure as opposed to today's commonplace model of a twisted pair network for voice and a separate HFC network for video.

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