Traditional cable overbuilder Knology and Entrisphere have won a contract to build a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network that will serve a planned housing development in Montgomery, Ala.
Knology will base the network on Broadband Passive Optical Network (BPON) technology, and employ Entrisphere’s Broadband Loop Multiplexer 1500. In addition to supporting IPTV services, a single chassis can serve up to 1,344 POTS lines, 672 ADSL/POTS combo lines, or 896 ONTs, the companies said.
Knology and Entrisphere will deploy the network throughout The Waters, a planned housing development to be built on 1,250 acres of land.
Although cable operators have hesitated to deploy FTTP in legacy HFC (hybrid fiber/coax) markets, some are taking a closer look at the technology in “greenfield” situations.