Bascom Mutual Telephony Company, an Ohio-based telco cooperative headquartered about 50 miles southeast of Toledo, is deploying a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network capable of delivering a triple play of voice, video and data services.
Bascom Mutual will use the FiberPath 500 system from Optical Solutions Inc. to offer services to customers in the city of Bascom and in the area surrounding nearby Fostoria and Tiffin. The platform enables service providers to deploy networks using BPON (622 Mbps down/155 Mbps up) or GPON (1.2 Gbps down/622 upstream) network protocols, Optical Solutions said.
“We can’t live on dial-tone alone,” said Dennis Depinet, the telco’s general manager. Bascom Mutual is taking advantage of recent PUC legislation in the state to overbuild areas with broadband services in a neighboring area without forming a separate CLEC subsidiary.