PORTSMOUTH, NH—January 18, 2011—Enablence Technologies Inc. (TSX: ENA-V), a leading supplier of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment and multi-services access platform for triple-play, residential and business services and optical components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul markets, announced today that VTX Telecom LLC (VTXT), a subsidiary of Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (VTCI) is leveraging the Enablence platform to construct a fiber-based network throughout the southern region of Texas. As one of the U.S. Broadband Stimulus funding recipients, the Texas-based CLEC is making strategic investments in carrier-grade access equipment from Enablence, empowering them to successfully migrate to a high-speed, next-generation communications network that supports triple-play services to residential and business subscribers.
“VTX Telecom is proud to be part of the U.S. Broadband Stimulus incentive that will bring high-speed communications services to previously underserved regions of Texas. We have selected Enablence solutions to help us achieve our goals quickly and cost-effectively,” said Dave Osborn, General Manager of VTX Telecom and CEO of parent company VCTI. “Valley Telephone has enjoyed a long relationship with Enablence as the first CLEC in South Texas to offer Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) using their robust, scalable products. We look forward to continuing this partnership with VTX Telecom as we implement the next phase of our network.”
VCTI and VTX Telecom offer a full range of telecommunications services – voice, data and video — in 18 exchanges, covering approximately 7,300 square miles and touching 19 counties in South Texas. Valley selected the Enablence platform because of its ability to scale quickly, its cost-effectiveness and the reliability of its products.
“Consumers demand high-bandwidth applications such as HDTV, DVR and VoD as part of the typical subscriber experience–regardless of where they live in the U.S.,” said Tim Thorsteinson, Chief Executive Officer of Enablence. “We are fully committed to providing the flexible, affordable solutions that empower our rural Telco customers to easily migrate their networks to a highly scalable broadband infrastructure that will take them and their end-users far into the future.”