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September 22, 2009

Middleburgh Telephone Company Selects Motorola for Media Program

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Middleburgh Telephone Company, or “MIDTEL,” a privately held independent telephone company, has reportedly selected Motorola's Gigabit Passive Optical Network, or “GPON,” to enable the delivery of rich personalized media experiences to its subscribers. 

Motorola (News - Alert) officials said that Middleburgh is the latest in a series of North American telecom operators, large and small, to choose the company’s GPON and RF overlay video solutions for all-fiber ultra-broadband service delivery.

Middleburgh will deploy a proven Motorola GPON network throughout its serving area, updating its current HFC network to a high capacity all-fiber network that will readily grow and adapt into the future. 

"We see this as a great opportunity to deliver the highest quality video and broadband services available today to our subscribers," sJason Becker, general manager, Middleburgh, said. 

Becker said that he believes Motorola has the right solutions to help the company as it evolves its infrastructure from HFC to GPON based fiber-to-the-home, or “FTTH,” and that Motorola was chosen for its previous work relationship with Middleburgh and its expertise in GPON and video deployments.

"Fully integrated and proven solutions are important to our customers looking to evolve their network from traditional HFC to all-fiber GPON based service delivery," Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, access networks solutions, Motorola Home and Networks Mobility, said. 

Cozzolino said that Middleburgh is a leader among rural telecom operators, and Motorola believes the company can be a model for future all-fiber deployments across the country.

Motorola officials said that the new FTTP network for Middleburgh will run on the proven Motorola AXS2200 optical line terminal and the 1 GHz capable Motorola ONT1400 single-family optical network terminal.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire