announces Farmers Telephone Cooperative is now using the latest GigE and GPON FTTP options from Occam Networks to deliver IPTV to its deepest rural and highest density service areas. Since FTC’s deployment and installation of Occam’s BLC 6000 System, FTC has successfully served over 3,500 video subscribers with MPEG4-based Triple Play services including IPTV, while upgrading the company’s 450 remote cabinets using Occam retrofit kits. FTC is now adding fiber fed rural subscribers utilizing the Occam GPON technology integrated in its BLC 6000 System to access IPTV. This GPON deployment utilizes the same Ethernet based MSAP used in FTC’s initial MPEG4 deployment, eliminating the need for a new system while providing greater scalability and more simplicity.
The Occam BLC 6000 System is a full-featured MSAP that offers a variety of access technology options including GPON, Ethernet FTTP, DSL, POTS, T1 and Ethernet. Serving a 3,000 square mile coverage area, FTC has taken advantage of multiple technology options (DSL, bonded DSL, GigE FTTP, GPON FTTP) available in the single, converged Occam BLC 6000 MSAP to deliver IPTV to its subscribers.
Bonded DSL, Gigabit Ethernet and GPON FTTP technologies are being used to reach the deepest and sparsely populated rural areas in FTC’s footprint such as Turbeville, Lynchburg, Bishopville, and Greeleyville. To scale and reach densely populated service areas such as Sumter, Kingstree, Lake City, Pocalla, DSL and Gigabit Ethernet FTTP technologies are used.