Cable operator Cebridge Connections, a subsidiary of Cequel III, has selected Net2Phone Cable Telephony to provide cable voice services for cable subscribers in select markets in Texas and Missouri.
Cebridge expects to begin deploying cable telephony services by the first quarter of 2004 to about 150,000 homes that already receive high-speed data services.
Net2Phone's cable voice platform utilizes the industry's PacketCable standard and permits cable operators to deploy toll-quality residential telephone service over their existing cable infrastructure.
Through the Net2Phone Cable Telephony model, Cebridge Connections will maintain control of the service brand and Tier 1 customer and technical support, while Net2Phone will support the back office PacketCable infrastructure, switching and transport, and Tier 2+ technical support to deliver a fully managed Quality of Service (QoS) IP solution.
Ultimately, Cebridge Connections customers will be offered the benefits of a bundled package of video, high-speed Internet access, and telephone services.
Cebridge's 350,000 customers live and work in primarily suburban, small-town, and rural communities across nine states.