BVTC enlists ADTRAN to bring 1 Gbps FTTH to rural Kansas

Blue Valley Tele-Communications (BVTC), a member-owned telephone cooperative, has tapped ADTRAN as its supplier to bring fiber to the home (FTTH) to about 7,500 residential and business customers in its northeast Kansas serving area.

For this deployment, BVTC is leveraging ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 for its last mile connection and the Optical Networking Edge (ONE) solution to support transport of the end-customer traffic. These platforms will simultaneously support the delivery of Gigabit-based FTTH and Carrier Ethernet service and packet optical transport capabilities required to carry those services.

Like other rural telcos that have taken the FTTH plunge, BVTC's deployment will drive other benefits to the communities it serves, including economic development and improvements in education and healthcare.

Schools will be able to leverage the fiber-based network to conduct distance learning, while local doctors will be able to consult and share digitally transmitted medical data with colleagues around the world from the local hospitals.

Winning this deal with BVTC is also another proof point for ADTRAN and its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program. Besides BVTC, Rock Hill, S.C.-based regional telco Comporium announced similar plans last week to deliver 1 Gbps service to residential and business customers.

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