NTS connects first PRIDE network customer in Iowa Park, Texas

NTS, a competitive telco owned by Xfone, on Friday lit up its first customer in Iowa Park, Texas.

When NTS completes its PRIDE FTTP network, it will reach 19 communities in Texas and Louisiana, passing a total of 50,000 homes and businesses.

Similar to its rollout in Slaton, Texas and other areas in Texas, the Iowa Park expansion is partially funded by a portion of the $100 million in broadband stimulus grants the company won.

Over the past two years, NTS has been building out its FTTP network in a number of Texas cities and towns. In Texas, the FTTP network is available in 14 locations including: Lubbock, Levelland, Smyer, Wolfforth, Littlefield, Burkburnett, Brownfield, Whitharral, Slaton, Meadow, Wilson, Lamesa, Ropesville and Plainview. It has also begun to build its fiber network in Hammond, La.

Complementing its own organic network builds, NTS has acquired a number of other regional cable operators including cable operator Reach Broadband and 2,400 cable subscribers from CoBridge Telecom.  

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