Washington State is building a high-speed network that will reach 6,000 homes this year, and Netergy Microelectronics Inc.'s voice-over-IP technology will be used to deliver VoIP services in this first public utility district fiber-to-the-home network.
The Zipp (Zealous Innovators of Public Power) Network is being designed to deliver high-speed Internet, IP telephony and digital video services to residential, farm and business customers in Washington's Grant County public utility district. To power the network, Grant County has purchased customer premise equipment, powered by Netergy's processors, from Telco Systems and World Wide Packets.
The Netergy Audacity-T2 VoIP processor will be incorporated into Telco Systems' EdgeGate VoIP gateways. World Wide Packets will use the Audacity-T2 and Audacity-T2U processors in its LightingEdge Access Portal equipment. When the network is complete, it is expected to serve 36,000 homes and businesses in central Washington.