SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Occam Networks (NASDAQ:OCNW) today announced that Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (d/b/a PSC), has deployed the Occam BLC 6000 multiservice access platform (MSAP) in a FTTH project serving Christmas Lake Village in Santa Claus, Indiana. PSC selected Occam to provide equipment for an ILEC fiber overbuild as PSC looks to enhance its broadband service. This FTTH upgrade of PSC’s network, which also provides broadband services throughout a three county region of southern Indiana, is further enhancing the voice, video and data needs of the community.
“It has always been PSC’s goal to assist in the economic development of our rural community by providing quality and affordable telecommunications services,” said Daren Brown, Plant Manager of PSC. “In working with Occam over the past six years, their outstanding operational support has allowed us to improve our service offerings with ease. Now, we have once again improved the user experience with new and more video services and more Internet bandwidth.”
As a customer since 2004, PSC experienced success with its deployment of Occam’s copper solutions and 10Gigabit Ethernet. Prior to selecting Occam, PSC was delivering DSL at low speed with limited video capabilities. When it became necessary to provide its customers with more service options, PSC began work on a new infrastructure that would provide capacity for high-bandwidth services today and in the future. Over the last six months, PSC has installed a mix of Active Ethernet and GPON technologies from the BLC 6000 MSAP and transitioned some of their ILEC customers from copper and added new CLEC customers to a fiber-based network.
“Since PSC first partnered with Occam on their copper deployment, we have helped them branch into competitive service areas and now support them through their fiber overbuild,” said Juan Vela, Director, Solutions Marketing and Strategy for Occam Networks. “Because PSC made a future-looking commitment to its network and service offerings, they are able to target new revenue streams and grow their business into competitive communities. We are very pleased to align with PSC’s commitment to develop advanced broadband services in rural and underserved areas.”
In addition to the new fiber deployment in Santa Claus, Indiana, earlier this year PSC added Active Ethernet to serve business customers from its existing 10Gigabit Ethernet ring. The network was initially deployed for fixed wireless backhaul and has facilitated the convergence of wireless and business Ethernet traffic. PSC is currently in the process of connecting hospitals and small to medium businesses (SMBs) with high-speed voice, video and data over copper, fiber and native Ethernet services. Occam currently supports over 2,000 total access lines throughout PSC’s service network.