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Troy Cablevision, Inc. Extends Fiber To The Premises
Using Hitachi's Node+Zero™ RFoG Solution
- Troy, Alabama Cable Operator Deploys Fiber Optic Service to Over 1600
Business and Residential Subscribers -
ATLANTA, GA, September 13, 2010 - Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (HCTA) today announced that the Hitachi Node+Zero Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) product is being used by Troy Cablevision, Inc. (Troy Cable) to provide Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) services to subscribers in the greater Troy, Alabama area. FTTP services are currently being provided to approximately 1,600 business and residential subscribers, with continuing deployments in 2010 expected to reach an additional 1,100 customers.
"We began deploying the Hitachi Node+Zero RFoG modules about one year ago, delivering video, data and voice services," said Dick Freeman, Troy Cable president. "We find they perform flawlessly, and the all-fiber network provides advantages for both business and residential customers, including uniform service quality, increased reliability, lower powering and reduced maintenance costs."
According to Michael Allen, Hitachi vice president of sales, "Troy Cable has steadily increased their use of the Hitachi Node+Zero RFoG solution, and it has proven to be an easy migration from their existing hybrid fiber coax outside plant to a fiber to the premises configuration. Operators like Troy Cable are realizing the economic and network efficiency of maintaining their existing RF Head End infrastructure while enjoying the benefits of fiber as a last mile architecture."
About Troy Cablevision
Troy Cablevision, Inc. (Troy Cable), based in Troy, Alabama, has a history of innovation using fiber optics dating to the early 90's, when the company extended fiber to the communities of Goshen and Luverne, the first fiber optics installed by a local cable company in Alabama. In the late 1990's and early 2000, Troy Cable began a system upgrade to a hybrid-fiber-coaxial infrastructure, and the network was extended to connect the communities of Brundidge, Brantley, Rutledge and Glenwood. Troy Cable began offering cable modem service in the fall of 1999, some three to four years ahead of the regional telephone company's DSL service. This early launch afforded Troy Cable substantial market share it continues to maintain today. Also, in 1999 Troy Cable provided direct fiber to its first business customer with 10 Mbps data service. Today, the company routinely provides 100 Megabit and Gigabit connections to larger business and anchor institutions. The Troy Cable service area includes Crenshaw, Pike, Coffee and Dale counties in Alabama. Troy Cable currently employs approximately 80 people.
In August, 2010, Troy Cable was awarded a $26 million grant to support the Southeast Alabama SmartBand initiative, a major expansion of broadband service in Southeast Alabama. The grant, administered by the Department of Commerce National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA), is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets equipment for communications service providers in the Americas. The company offers ultra high-speed optical networking equipment for long haul and metro applications, standards-compliant fiber-to-the-premises solutions, including EPON and RFoG systems, software platforms for subscriber applications deployment and management, and products and technologies for wireless network operators, including RAN/RF amplifier products and packet core solutions. For more information about Hitachi Communication Technologies America, please visit
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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