Peoples Communication uses Skitter to push IPTV into East Texas

Peoples Telephone Cooperative (PTC) subsidiary Peoples Communication (PCI), in the midst of a 600-mile fiber transport network expansion in East Texas, has chosen Skitter TV's advanced IPTV platform as the way it plans to offer a mix of television services.

Skitter's selection pretty much goes hand-in-hand with the capabilities now available to PCI via a more potent fiber network, PCI CEO Scott Thompson said in a press release.

"Over the past few years, PCI operated different TV services, including a traditional cable system, but these solutions were not economically viable in our markets. We needed a video solution that not only provided our customers with the best technology and programming but also offered PCI a path to profitability."

That solution turned out to be Skitter, which will deliver a package of television programming that includes the most popular cable and local broadcast channels "in packages that will offer customers a greater selection of standard and high definition programming."

Skitter's business case is to offer a turnkey video service that includes encoding, managing, streaming and viewing converged Internet TV, VOD and live broadcast and satellite TV.

Peoples Telephone Cooperative, in addition to offering cable TV, is using the network to deliver broadband, telephone and 4G wireless. PCI will also use Skitter for Connextions Telecom, its competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC).

For more:
- see this press release

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