Kentucky telco calls on Dr. DSL

West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative, based in Mayfield, Ky., has tapped vendor Aware to supply the telco with its Dr. DSL Line Diagnostics Platform to support its IPTV service and other broadband services. The product is a line testing solution that is server-based and provides centralized monitoring and analysis.

Craig Sullivan, plant superintendent for West Kentucky, said in a press release that the testing solution, "works seamlessly with our installed Occam BLC equipment, enabling us to ensure the service levels and troubleshoot the subscriber lines of our new bandwidth-intense broadband and IPTV service offerings." The solution is aimed at helping ensure service quality, but also at cutting costs associated with troubleshooting and repairs.

West Kentucky RTC has about 18,000 customers, and last year gained some measure of fame for being among the original beta customers for the National Rural Telecommunication Cooperative (NRTC)-sponsored IP Prime initiative to bring IPTV to more rural customers.

For more:
- see this press release

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