Rochester Telephone Selects General Bandwidth® VoIP Gateway for "Fiber to the Home" Deployment

Rochester Telephone Selects General Bandwidth® VoIP Gateway for "Fiber to the Home" Deployment



Austin, TX – March 3, 2003 – General Bandwidth®, a leading telecommunications equipment provider enabling carriers to deliver enhanced voice services over broadband networks, has been selected by Rochester Telephone Company (RTC) to deliver voice services to customers in Northern Indiana that are being served by RTC’s “Fiber-to-the-Home” (FTTH) service offering. General Bandwidth’s G6® platform will be an integral part of service availability to more than 8,700 subscribers in Indiana as RTC seeks to upgrade their entire access network to a fiber-based architecture.


“General Bandwidth’s G6 platform is truly the best in its class -- delivering 99.999% reliability while supporting a clear migration path toward new voice services,” said Alan Terrell, President of Rochester Telephone. “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, RTC is deploying the G6 platform with the new Gigabit Ethernet module that connects directly to RTC’s IP-based access network.


“We are very pleased RTC has selected the G6 platform as a key element to their overall deployment strategy,” said Brendon Mills, President and CEO of General Bandwidth. “With the G6 platform’s ability to support packet voice services over both ATM and IP access networks, we are excited with the role General Bandwidth is playing in all of the leading Fiber to the Home deployments in North America such as RTC.”



About Rochester Telephone Company


Rochester Telephone Company is a progressive leader in communications and services in rural communities in Northwest Indiana. Since its inception in 1895, Rochester Telephone has grown from a first few bold customers into one of the primary leaders in telecommunications in Indiana providing service to over 8,700 access lines. RTC is committed to providing their customers and community with the latest products and superior service through state of the art technology at affordable rates. That has been RTC’s heritage and it will be their future. For more information about Rochester Telephone Company, please visit


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.


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