TN Utility Gets Al-Lu 1-Gig GPON Net

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:ALU) announced that 1 Gbps broadband service is now available to all of BTES' 33,000 residential and business electric customers. The network is powered by Alcatel-Lucent's Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology, including 7342 ISAM FTTU optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical network terminals (ONTs), 7450 ESS switches, and 7750 BSR routers.

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services is a municipally owned electric utility that also provides high-speed Internet, telephone, and cable TV services over a fiber-optic network.
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