Baca Valley Telephone Company, a Des Moines, N.M.-based independent ILEC, needed an alternative means to reach out of its own network footprint and it found it in Mammoth Networks' Layer 2 DSL solution.
Like many smaller independent ILECs that reside in the West, Baca Valley had little choice but use "fixed-cost" fiber facilities from Qwest (NYSE: Q) to reach outside of its traditional network territory. By adopting Mammoth Networks' solution, Baca Valley does not have to incur the cost of connecting to a Qwest circuit themselves.
Instead, Baca Valley can leverage Mammoth Networks' established meet-point circuits and long-haul private-line connections it has to Qwest and other area telcos. And because Mammoth already has years of experience reselling Qwest services, it can readily installation and troubleshooting issues as a single point of contact when one of its customers orders service.
Cutting network connectivity costs was a proposition was music to the ears of Kim Atwater, Baca Valley Telephone Information Systems Technician. "We wish the Mammoth offering was brought to us long ago," he said. "Mammoth's services have not only saved us half of what we were paying before, but have been much more reliable."
Mammoth Networks may lack the large household name status, but their role in the burgeoning middle mile network provider trend has become increasingly relevant to smaller independent telcos like Baca Valley that have had little choice but to either build out their own out of region network connectivity or go to a large ILEC that don't understand their unique needs.
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