The Macon County, Tenn.-based phone cooperative is using components of Occam’s Broadband Loop Carrier System for its triple play and IP video services.
“To meet our customers’ growing need for advanced broadband services, we are implementing a significant upgrade to our network,” said Ronnie Wilburn, vice president of operations of NCTC, in a statement. “In addition to ease of deployment and turn up, scalability and reliability, we researched solutions that would provide the best long term operating and cost-effectiveness. Occam’s solution fit into our network seamlessly.”
NCTC is using Occam’s BLC 6252-02 ADSL2Plus blade. When the upgrade is completed, the telco will manage a hybrid network with video over copper lines out to 5,000 feet and active FTTH to subscriber areas beyond that. The upgrade is configured for multiple streams of HD video as well as significant amounts of data bandwidth for subscribers.
NCTC was formed in 1951 and initially received loans from the Rural Electrification Agency, which is now known as the Rural Utilities Service, to provide service. The company was formed to deliver telecommunications services to rural areas in Tennessee and Kentucky that had been bypassed by larger, for profit service providers. Today, NCTC offers a wide range of services to residents and businesses in north central Tennessee and south central Kentucky.