Like many independent ILECs, Ellijay Telephone Company (ETC) has gained a status as the service provider everybody knows in the communities it serves. At the same time, ETC has expanded beyond its Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) roots by continually expanding its data service offerings for business, including Ethernet services.
To advance its Ethernet service footprint over its existing copper facilities, ETC is deploying Hatteras NH400 and HN4000 point-to-point and point-to-multipoint platforms. With an existing OC-48 network that runs through its North Georgia and Copper Basin territories, ETC is not a slouch in the fiber department. However, the service provider needed a way to extend Ethernet services where fiber is not available or not economical to build out.
ETC is leveraging the Hatteras EoC products to deliver a host of services that include not only consumer and enterprise broadband services, but also as another bandwidth platform to support its television station, ETC-TV3.
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