ADC has announced that its OmniReach FTTX solutions are supporting an ultra high-speed fiber network owned and operated by the City of Provo, UT.
The iProvo optical fiber network is offering affordable, high-bandwidth video, Internet and telephone services to every home and business in the Provo community with the help of a class of ADC OmniReach FTTX solutions.
"Ultra-broadband connectivity will encourage and enable exciting new and innovative technology applications and services that will bolster our economy and change the way we work, learn and play," says City of Provo Mayor Lewis Billings. "As a city government, we have the goal of better quality of life for all or our residents. Because iProvo is owned and operated by the city, the services offered over the network by private providers will be accessible to everyone in our community."
IProvo's business model is unique. The City of Provo owns the network infrastructure and private businesses lease the system to deliver the triple play of voice, video and Internet via the ultra high-speed capacity fiber of the network. The iProvo system is being built for the long term, using public investment in the infrastructure as a means to opening the door to competitive, advanced telecommunication offerings by the private sector.
"ADC's OmniReach FTTX Infrastructure Solutions are helping the City of Provo to meet its unique operational requirements and to maximize their network's efficiency and profitability," says Tom Kampf, director of product management for FTTX Solutions for ADC. "As a result, the costs of iProvo's ultra high-speed services are more affordable for many small to mid-size businesses in the Provo area, making it possible for start-up companies to have the same broadband resources at their disposal as larger companies."
The ADC family of OmniReach FTTX products deployed by the iProvo network includes Fiber Access Terminals and Central Office cable management systems that are designed to enable scalability and long-term operational efficiency as new services and subscribers are added.
"Provo is seeking a diversified economic base, and iProvo is an attractive draw for all types and business sizes," says Billings. "One of the truly exciting things about iProvo's ultra-speed technology is that it will spawn entrepreneurial activity resulting in services and applications that we can't even imagine today."
It is estimated that $1.5-3.5 billion will be spent annually by telecommunications service providers during the next five years as FTTX networks are deployed in the United States.
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