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Indiana Utility to Deploy Optical Access Platform for Muni FTTP Network

Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power will install Wave7 Optics' Trident7 Optical Access Platform for a new municipal network slated to begin service in January 2007. CELP is a community-owned electric utility serving approximately 10,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and the surrounding area.

CELP will deploy the Trident7 configured for EPON (the IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile standard)-based services. The Trident7 is an advanced and flexible FTTP platform, and it delivers standards-based EPON and GPON technologies in the same platform, which allows service providers to deliver cost-effectively a much broader array of services, as compared to other access network technologies. A typical residential service package will comprise over 150 channels of IP television, 40 music channels and a data service up to 8 Mbps symmetrical.

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