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Actelis Delivers High-Speed Internet, VoIP Services to Rural Iowa

Actelis Networks announced at the COMPTEL show that Farmers Mutual Telephone Cooperative (FMTC) has deployed Actelis Carrier Ethernet over Copper solution to deliver high-speed Internet and VoIP services over its voice-grade copper facilities.

Actelis supplied FMTC with its ML628 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) and EFMplus technology, enabling the independent telco headquartered in Shellsburg, Iowa, to provide high-speed DSL and VoIP services to residential subscribers in eastern Iowa.

Because a large majority of our customers live in rural farmland country and are dispersed over a wide geographic area, we are using Actelis carrier Ethernet solution to feed wireless towers and then backhauling the canopy traffic to our network through remote DSLAM cabinets, said Mark Harrison, general manager at FMTC. This allows us to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver DSL and VoIP services to valued residential customers who have been out of reach.

Compatible with carrier Ethernet switching equipment, Actelis ML628 EAD provides basic bandwidth management and QoS at the edge, providing a significant boost to the bandwidth capacity of FMTCs copper access network, said Actelis. The companys EFMplus technology delivers enhanced rate and reach performance, along with resilient fiber-quality transmission to ensure carrier-class reliability.

With the ML628 EADs deployed, the FMTC now is pushing 10mbps of advanced data services over two pair of bonded-copper wire to residential customers, The EAD is capable of delivering up to 45mbps of resilient, symmetrical Ethernet traffic with fiber-like quality over eight bonded-copper pairs.

Actelis Networks www.actelis.com


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