Vernon Telephone Cooperative Selects Allied Telesis for Gigabit FTTx Broadband Network Expansion

Rural Gigabit Speeds Enabled with Whole-Home Converged Networking Leader

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions, and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play networks, today announced that it is expanding its Gigabit network deployment with Vernon Telephone Cooperative. With headquarters in Westby, Wisconsin, Vernon Telephone Cooperative is a recipient of both the NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association Smart Rural Community Showcase Award and the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association (WSTA) Gigabit Community Award.

“Vernon Telephone has exclusively deployed Allied Telesis Gigabit solutions,” said Rod Olson, Chief Executive Officer, Vernon Telephone Cooperative. “Over the last 15 years, we have deployed Allied Telesis for Ethernet copper xDSL to Active Gigabit Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), and continue to select them as our preferred vendor based on their feature capabilities and innovative vision on providing value-based services to end customers.”

“Vernon Telephone is an industry pioneer in deploying active FTTx solutions, delivering IP Triple Play services. Rod and his team have consistently challenged the norm and offered new solutions to their community that are focused on economic prosperity. Vernon had the foresight to adopt an Active FTTH solution from Allied Telesis, and has continued to expand its network. Today its network is one of the fastest and most efficient in the industry, offering on-demand Gigabit services,” said Philip Yim, Allied Telesis senior vice president, Global Program Management. “It’s an exciting time in the communications industry, as it moves into the 4KTV era with ultra-high-speed Internet access to the home. Vernon is one of the leading communications providers that offers compelling multimedia home converged services, without the hassle of deploying multiple devices in the home,” Yim added.

About Vernon Telephone Cooperative

Vernon Telephone Cooperative (VTC) was formed in 1950 by a group of local visionaries. VTC was built using REA financing to serve the rural areas of Vernon County that had been neglected by local commercial companies, who did not feel they were financially viable to serve. The Cooperative was formed by building new areas, as well as purchasing smaller areas, to which no phone service was available. The emphasis was placed on offering rural cooperative members the same or better services than could be received in urban areas.

About Allied Telesis, Inc.

Founded in 1987, and with offices worldwide, Allied Telesis is a leading provider of networking infrastructure and flexible, interoperable network solutions. The Company provides reliable video, voice, and data network solutions to clients in multiple markets including government, healthcare, defense, education, retail, hospitality, and network service providers. Allied Telesis is committed to innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs. Visit us online at alliedtelesis.com.

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Contacts

Allied Telesis
Ann E. Johnson, 408-519-8635
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications
Ann_Johnson@alliedtelesis.com

Release Summary

Allied Telesis, global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions, and a leader in deployment of IP Triple Play networks, expands Gigabit network deployment with Vernon Telephone Cooperative.

Contacts

Allied Telesis
Ann E. Johnson, 408-519-8635
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications
Ann_Johnson@alliedtelesis.com