Subscribers in the regions served by Nunn and WTA will have access to powerful fiber access infrastructure enabled by the EXA Powered C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) and E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), along with the 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs). All residential and business services will leverage gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology for service delivery, and 10 gigabits per second Ethernet (10GE) for services transport. Enabled by powerful Calix systems, these networks will be capable of delivering a full gigabit per second of bandwidth to each home and business if required, and possess the scalability to meet the expected broadband demands of subscribers in these communities for the next decade or more.
- Nunn will use its BIP “last mile” award, which consists of $3.9 million in grants and $1.3 million loans, to build an advanced GPON infrastructure to the communities of Nunn and Carr, Colorado. The network, engineered around the Calix C7 MSAP, is expected to benefit 200 local businesses and 1,000 individuals.
- WTA will use its $2.1 million grant and $2.2 million loan to provide high-speed Internet access to hundreds of homes in the Weldon Valley, which includes the towns of Weldona, Goodrich and Orchard in northeastern Colorado. The company plans to leverage GPON and 10GE transport technologies over the E7 ESAP to offer an advanced bundle of services including high-speed data services, video, and reliable voice services.