LightSpeed Technologies Selected to Provide IP Core Network to Major Tennessee Utility
FARMINGDALE, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LightSpeed Technologies, Inc., (“LightSpeed”), a full-service systems integrator providing next-generation networking solutions and Nokia’s 2021 Top Business Partner (VAR), announces that it has was selected by a major Tennessee state utility to provide a multi-million dollar Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) enabling fiber to the home (FTTH) for its municipal customers. The core IP network, being built by LightSpeed, is comprised primarily of Nokia 7750 routers. When completed, the network will enable the utility to provide customers with symmetrical, 100% fiber broadband Internet access to the home.
As an independent agency in a major city in the state of Tennessee, LightSpeed’s customer provides electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services to more than 470,000 customers. The GPON network provided by LightSpeed is expected to be delivered in a multiphase approach. After the current power lines, the first phase is the deployment of the network backbone, the second phase is designed to expand the deployment of the network to different areas until the network covers the entire region with the objective of a service set to begin in the fall of 2022. When complete, the utility will be able to offer municipal broadband services to its customers, including standard triple play Internet, TV and voice services.
Bridging the digital divide with more affordable broadband solutions throughout Tennessee and surrounding areas is an important goal for the local municipality. There are approximately 8,000 people without access to more than one wireline provider and over 4,000 people without access to a wired connection capable of delivering 25 Mbps.
“We are delighted to have been selected by this customer to extend their utility services with state-of-the-art broadband capabilities, further enabling them to provide their municipal customers with affordable internet, voice and TV services,” comments John Brannon, CEO of LightSpeed Technologies. “Based on our long-standing industry experience and wealth of broadband knowledge, we look forward to partnering with other utilities and cooperatives to help them with their GPON projects.”
LightSpeed’s mission is to help customers get best-in-class solutions for their network. Founded in 2001, the company specializes in providing end-to-end network services and support, including network design and engineering, installation and integration services, project management, ongoing maintenance and technical support. The LightSpeed team has a track record of achievement spanning more than two decades of fiber optic innovation, including being named Nokia’s most successful business partner from 2017 to 2019 and again in 2021.
LightSpeed’s award-winning track record in the broadband industry speaks for itself. The company has been a member of the Utilities Technology Council for over twenty years and is also the main sponsor of the charity golf event at the 2022 UTC TELECOM & TECHNOLOGY conference taking place in Oklahoma City, OK.
For more information about LightSpeed Technologies, Inc., visit www.lightspeedt.com or contact Joe Caruso at [email protected]
About LightSpeed Technologies:
Founded in 2001, LightSpeed Technologies specializes in providing next-generation networking solutions that meet the ever-increasing need for bandwidth. We offer a full range of Nokia solutions, including optical (DWDM), data networking (Ethernet, IP/MPLS), microwave radio and ultra-wideband (FTTX, GPON, LTE) products. , to support the Utilities, Service Providers, Enterprises, Transportation, Public Safety, and State and Local Government Market Segments.