Tombigbee Electric Cooperative Leverages Ribbon and KGPCo IP Optical Solutions to Bring Broadband Access to Rural Customers
"We were fortunate enough to be recipients of grants from the federal government's
"Funding from the RDOF and CARES Act will go a long way in helping forward-thinking service providers like Tombigbee extend broadband service to those who have previously not had access," said
Bruny added, "The Apollo's small form factor with integrated amplifiers and enhanced fiber health management capabilities, which provide early warnings of fiber issues, and pinpoints problems to within a few meters from a centralized network operations center, make it an ideal solution for rural service providers looking to expand their network reach."
"We are proud to work with our partner Ribbon to deliver such a special project and be a key part in helping provide all Tombigbee customers the ability to have high speed broadband," said
Using its existing public right of ways and ringed fiber network, Tombigbee leveraged Ribbon and KGPCo solutions to provide extended reach and an efficient, redundant means of carrying rural traffic back to main sites for fast routing to the internet. Now all Tombigbee customers who may have been limited to DSL speeds have access to 1 Gigabit home internet speeds. Ribbon's Apollo IP optical transport and switching platform allows Tombigbee to optimize network traffic, enhance layer 1 security and lower the cost per bit.
Tombigbee Electric Cooperativehas selected Ribbon and KGPCo to help upgrade its communications network and achieve its goal of bringing high speed internet access to all member customers who want it.
- Tombigbee is leveraging grants it received from the
U.S.government's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund(RDOF) and CARES Act to help fund the project.
Apollo IP Optical Transportplatform allows for traffic optimization and KGPCo's hut locations, routing, fiber and access systems enables Tombigbee to extend its high speed network reach to rural and previously underserved areas.
- Tombigbee is using its existing public Right of Way and leveraging Ribbon and KGPCo solutions to deliver the unique project.
- Independent Operating Companies (IOCs) and rural service providers are increasingly leveraging RDOF and CARES Act grants to help bridge the digital divide.
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