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.
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
How providers can get started
Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results