Two rural telcos select ADSL2+ over fiber

Two regional telcos--Bayland Telephone of Wisconsin, and Rural Telephone of Kansas--are bucking the fiber trend and taking a decidedly more European path for delivering IPTV and HD television services. The two rural companies have chosen Comtrend Corp.'s NexusLink ADSL2+ Bonded modems for residential ADSL2+ deployment. Bonded ADSL2+ combines two or more copper pairs as a single connection, allowing higher data speeds at long distances from a central office. The bonded aspect allows the gateways to support up to 48 Mbps downstream bandwidth.

"The NexusLink bonded ADSL2+ modem allows us to deploy mature HD MPEG2 IPTV to our customers," said Shane Broyles, Central Office Manager for Rural Telephone. "We can also provide IPTV and premium Internet access at longer distances using our existing copper plant."

The NexusLink modem supports triple-play architectures and has four 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11g wireless LAN, dual ADSL line and USB interfaces including host function for peripheral devices.

"It has maximized the bandwidth we can deliver on our existing infrastructure while keeping the installation clean and professional," said Bayland's Paul Hermsen.

For more:
- check out this coverage at FierceIPTV
- and the press release