* Telco co-op rings up General Bandwidth
Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications Cooperative (GVTC) of Texas will use General Bandwidth’s G6 Universal Media Gateways to deliver VoIP services over the co-op’s hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network.
GVTC operates more than 45,000 lines in 11 counties in the central part of the state, and serves about 7,000 customers via its HFC network. Initially, the co-op deployed the PacketCable-based G6 platform to support digital phone service in Boerne, Texas.
* Hood Canal provisions with Incognito
Hood Canal Communications (HCC) has partnered with Incognito Software to provision VoIP and Internet services in the Seattle area.
Under the deal, HCC is using Incognito’s Broadband Command Center to provision customers in the isolated region surrounded by the Olympic mountains. HCC is using Incognito’s platform to provision ARRIS-made embedded multimedia terminal adapters.
With a population density of only 50 people per square mile, the ability to automatically and remotely activate service was key in minimizing service activation costs, the companies said.
HCC manages about 3,500 cable TV subs and 2,700 high-speed data customers.