Optica Network Technologies, a nationally recognized designer and builder of complex wireless and wireline communications networks, is gearing up for a very busy and productive 2013. Optica leverages more than 30 years of experience in dark fiber, lit services, Internet access, microwave & wireless, cable TV, local and long distance telephone services and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH). The company offers specialized telecom design, engineering and construction services for advanced broadband networks, such as Bulldog Cable and Cambridge Telephone Company – two companies featured in Optica’s latest case studies recently published. Check them out below.
“Optica’s deep industry experience, network knowledge, attention to detail and ability to simply get things done have kept us on schedule and on budget.” – Mark Wilson, President of Bulldog Cable
Consumers today have a voracious appetite for content, entertainment and communications services. Our society is highly connected and demanding, insisting that those services be fast, always-on and not expensive. This makes for a challenging business environment for the companies that deliver communications services, and Bulldog Cable is no stranger to the trend.
As a result of this dynamic, communications service providers today must remain dedicated to delivering the most innovative services possible. This requires them to maintain their network infrastructure at advanced levels to enable high-quality services, keep costs in check and grow their business.
Located in Lake Sinclair, Georgia, Bulldog Cable was facing exactly this dilemma. It had the bold vision to deliver advanced Triple Play services (Internet, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video) to its customer base, yet it needed to update its infrastructure to do so. Keeping legacy systems would mean restricted bandwidth services, and this needed to change. Bulldog began the process of updating its network infrastructure, and it chose Optica Network Technologies as its partner for the project. Read the how and why here.
Cambridge Telephone Company
“Now that we have expanded our bandwidth and the services we can offer across the FTTH network, we have seen exciting new activity from area businesses and the community at large.” – Tom Shoemaker, Executive Vice President of Cambridge Telephone Company
Cambridge Telephone Company has been serving communities in rural Nebraska since 1918 as a subsidiary of Pinpoint Holdings. As an Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC), Cambridge Telephone had been providing local data and voice services over its legacy copper infrastructure. However, with new technologies being introduced that required more advanced infrastructure, the legacy copper was severely limiting the company’s ability to offer higher-bandwidth, Internet access and cable TV services at attractive price points.
“The communities we serve were always pleased with our reliability, service and involvement in the community,” stated Tom Shoemaker, Executive Vice President at Cambridge Telephone. “But if we had stayed the course we were on, we knew the day was coming when competitors would be able to offer Internet speeds, TV and entertainment at prices we could not.” Cambridge Telephone executives quickly realized that the company’s future required it to upgrade its copper and implement a state-of-the-art Fiber to the Home (FTTH) infrastructure.