Regional broadband provider BTC Broadband is expanding their fiber network into metro Tulsa, Oklahoma, targeting business customers. The move into Tulsa for business customers is part of an ongoing expansion of BTC Broadband’s fiber network, which now spans 90 miles throughout northeast Oklahoma.
This fiber expansion will allow BTC to initially reach 2K – 3K additional business customers in Tulsa’s downtown business district, where they will compete with incumbents Cox and AT&T. The expansion creates fiber reach into several other communities, including Bartlesville, Collinsville, Owasso, Tulsa, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Sapulpa, Glenpool, Okmulgee and Henryetta.
“Businesses in the Tulsa Metro both need and deserve to have access to reliable high-speed internet at competitive prices,” said Scott Floyd, President, BTC Broadband in a press release announcing the expansion. “With recent telecom consolidation and the resulting reduction of competition in the Tulsa market, businesses have been reaching out to us to provide an alternative, with fiber optic capability and more competitive pricing.”
Tulsa is the initial focus, but BTC intends to expand their business reach into these other communities as well. According to a company spokesperson, in addition to high speed Internet, BTC will offer data networking, unified communications, and hosted PBX.
BTC Broadband is following a familiar playbook for traditional service providers. Build and leverage fiber assets which can target SMB and enterprise customers, creating diverse revenue streams and less dependency on legacy revenues.