CORINTH, Miss. – Alcorn County Electric Power Association (ACE) has changed the game on rural broadband delivery with its introduction of multi-gigabit services at very affordable rates. ACE is the first electric cooperative in its region to offer multi-gigabit services. This achievement overcomes the digital divide for its membership, as well as raises the bar for all broadband providers everywhere. ADTRAN's XGS-PON technology lies at the heart of ACE's multi-gigabit strategy, economically delivering up to 10G service across the entire ACE footprint, ensuring every customer has access to the best broadband experience possible.
For ACE's network growth plans, it relied on FiberRise to provide the engineering, procurement and construction management, and on ADTRAN for its advanced network technology and exceptional customer service.
ACE is leveraging ADTRAN's XGS-PON to immediately offer 2G services—a speed double the existing support of major cable and major fiber providers in the area. The new broadband network will encompass all of Alcorn County, Mississippi, providing connectivity for the local businesses, manufacturing plants, farms, hospitals, schools and residents. ACE can uniquely support both mass-market residential broadband and lucrative enterprise connectivity utilizing XGS-PON's disruptive economics and higher network capacity compared to older fiber access technologies.
A budget of $61 billion to $118 billion would enable the US to bring 1-Gig to all locations that get less than 100/20 Mbit/s service that aren't tied to RDOF phase I, ACA Connects/Cartesian study finds.
Today’s access network architecture is under mounting pressure due to a continued surge in the number of connected devices, a proliferation of bandwidth-intensive customer applications and dramatic shifts in usage patterns related to the pandemic, such as work-from-home and e-learning.
Learn why now is the right time for cable operators to build greenfield networks or expand their existing networks with 10G PON, arming customers with high-speed symmetrical broadband. Gain a clear understanding of the drivers impacting the access network and the various approaches being considered to deliver higher speed services. Plus, find out the best practices that operators are employing as they leverage the latest in passive optical technology to future-proof their networks.
Topics to be covered include:
Node + 0 (Fiber Deep)
DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0 (FDX/ESD)
FTTP and 10G PON
Provisioning 10G PON within a DOCSIS B/OSS environment