Hancock Telecom Selects General Bandwidth® for FTTH Deployment
Austin, TX - January 27, 2003 – General Bandwidth®, a leading telecommunications equipment provider enabling carriers to deliver enhanced voice services over broadband networks, has been selected by Hancock Telecom to deliver voice services to new homes in subdivisions that are being served by Hancock’s “Fiber-to-the-Home” (FTTH) service offering. General Bandwidth’s G6® platform is an integral part of service availability to more than 7,000 subscribers in Indiana.
“General Bandwidth’s G6 platform is truly the best in its class, and their service and support to date has been outstanding,” said Tim Hill of Hancock Telecom. “We are very excited about the opportunity to deliver on a commitment to our customers and bring them next generation telecommunications services.”
General Bandwidth’s G6 was selected for its technology leadership as a VoIP access and media gateway. The G6 is fully optimized for mass deployments and meets or exceeds the most stringent requirements for central office environments. In addition, Hancock Telecom is deploying the G6 platform with the new Gigabit Ethernet module that connects directly to Hancock’s IP-based access network.
“Hancock Telecom is the first incumbent telephone company in Indiana to deliver a bundle of voice, video, and high speed data using “Fiber-to-the-Home” to its subscribers,” said Brendon Mills, President and CEO of General Bandwidth. “We are very pleased Hancock has selected the G6 platform as a key element to their overall deployment strategy.”
About Hancock Telecom
Hancock Telecom is a progressive leader in communications and services rural communities in East-Central Indiana. Since its inception in 1950, the company has been an active community member that provides the latest in technology to its cooperative members. With its focus on customer care, the company continually grows to offer products and services to meet customers changing needs. For more information about Hancock Telecom, please visit www.teamhancock.com.
About General Bandwidth
General Bandwidth’s flagship G6® platform enables service providers to deploy voice over broadband technology to cost effectively deliver voice services over their existing broadband infrastructure and provide a migration path to end-to-end packet networks. www.genband.com