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Bresnan Communications has launched a wireless offering in Billings, Mont. by using products from Fujitsu Network Communications and BelAir Networks.

The free high-speed broadband Wi-Fi service allows Bresnan’s customers in Billings, which is also the location of its central headend, to access their triple play services in the Billings service area. The DOCSIS 2.0 interface works with Bresnan’s existing cable architecture.

“We chose Fujitsu because they offer a complete solution that combines cutting edge technology and products with expert around-the-clock support,” said Shawn Fisher, vice president of advanced services technology at Bresnan Communications, in a prepared statement. “This Wi-Fi network will allow our customers in Billings to enjoy industry-leading broadband performance to check their e-mail, surf the Web, or have access to instant messaging or their company’s virtual private network wherever they are.”

Fujitsu is providing an end-to-end solution that combines Wi-Fi products from BelAir Networks with services from Fujitsu to create a wireless solution that integrates easily within Bresnan’s cable infrastructure and operations.

The Bresnan network uses BelAir’s 100S outdoor wireless internetworking nodes. Each node can be strand-mounted, plant-powered, and interconnected to the existing cable infrastructure using a DOCSIS 2.0-compliant interface. Bresnan is utilizing Fujitsu Network’s Life Cycle Services that include site surveys, on-site mentoring, remote technical assistance, training, craft interface software and equipment feature software upgrades.

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