IRIS Networks (Booth 517), a wholesale carriers carrier delivering high-speed transport for voice, video and data in and around Tennessee, is in the buildout stage of an additional 150 miles of fiber.
The new route miles will provide wholesale telecommunications opportunities to nine rural West Tennessee counties with populations of 20,000 to 50,000 people. This ring expansion will give these counties access to the same telephone products that larger cities receive.
IRIS Networks also has signed an agreement with Pulaski Electric System, managed by the Pulaski Power Board in Pulaski, Tenn., to provide wholesale telecommunication services to Giles County, Tenn., where Pulaski is the county seat and Pulaski Electric is the major electric provider.
IRIS provides a gateway to broadband transport to many underserved rural areas of Tennessee. Using DWDM, IRIS also provides fully redundant high-capacity transport between the larger markets of Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn., and Huntsville, Ala.
IRIS supplies wireless carriers, ISPs, long-distance companies and other carriers with transport in Tennessee and beyond. Affiliate relationships provide connectivity outside of the state in many smaller tier markets that typically are costly to reach.