ILEC Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc. will deploy Entone's FusionTV solution to power the delivery of hybrid TV services.
The deployment will enable VTCI, which covers a 7,300-sq.-mi. area in rural south Texas, to offer its IPTV subscribers a blend of linear TV and cloud services, including live HDTV, DVR capabilities, video-on-demand content from VUDU, photo sharing from Flickr and Picasa and social media apps like Facebook and Twitter.
"By leveraging our existing broadband infrastructure to offer a television service that blends linear HDTV with the best of on-demand and cloud services, we are able to keep pace with consumer demand without exceeding budgetary constraints," said Dave Osborn, CEO at VTCI. He said the roll out will enables VCTI to deliver a differentiated IPTV solution that drives subscriber growth while providing a connected-home platform for deploying new revenue-generating services.
VTCI is no stranger to new technology. The company provides a full range of telecommunications services to rural communities in South Texas, was first in the world to deliver DSL Broadband service to 100 percent of its subscribers, and it was the first in South Texas to offer Fiber-to-the-Home.
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