Troy Cablevison has installed a 100G network in Alabama, using equipment from Optelian.
Using funding from the broadband stimulus – specifically the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – Troy Cablevision installed Optelian’s MPX-9110 Flexible 100 Gbps Platform.
The fiber to the home (FTTH) architecture is based on Optelian’s LightGAIN optical transport and ROADM (reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer) technology. .
The network covers a six-county area in the southeastern region of Alabama, an area that includes the cities of Montgomery, Troy, and Dothan.
Conley Freeman, CTO of Troy Cable, said, “For a region with minimal choice in the past, our network now delivers options and opportunity to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises that previously had no access to broadband,” continues Freeman. “It might have been years before some areas of the state received service of this measure. We can now drop high-capacity circuits into areas and attract businesses into the region. We’re excited about the economic development options this opens up for our state.”
The company expects to offer services to schools, universities, banks, hospitals, healthcare organizations and government and military installations.
Freeman said, “Never before has there been a contiguous network from Dothan to Montgomery. In delivering this critical inaugural connection, we wanted a high-capacity platform that would allow us to easily scale but still efficiently use our fiber. Optelian’s 100G solution has performed very well. We were able to provision it quickly, and it is an extremely compact, powerful and spectrally efficient solution. The Optelian team has been a fantastic partner that we can rely on without question.”