Group of 5 rural telcos tap Occam for advanced video play

Five rural telephone providers in west central Illinois have selected Occam's BLC 6000 multiservice access platform to help them deliver advanced video services to customers using an array of access technologies.

The Western Illinois Video Group--a consortium of service providers including New Windsor Telephone, Oneida Telephone Exchange, Reynolds Telephone, Viola Home Telephone Company and Woodhull Telephone Company-pooled resources to offer video content over an IPTV headend located at Oneida Telephone Exchange.

"Our work with other members of the WIV Group has provided us with successful models for utilizing Occam's equipment for our own planned FTTH deployments," said Dave Olson, general manager of Oneida Telephone Exchange. 

The group is leveraging Occam's BLC 6000 multiservice access platform with its mix of DSL, Gigabit Ethernet and GPON technologies as more of the members migrate to FTTH.

"Fiber is obviously the way of the future for New Windsor to be able to provide the advanced services, DVR functionality and HDTV our customers demand," said general manager Troy Nimrick of New Windsor Telephone. "A real aid to our success has been the ability to work across a variety of broadband technologies and across WIV member companies on Occam's BLC 6000 platform."

For more:
- see this release

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