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July 14, 2010

Slic Network Deploys Occam Networks BLC 6000

By Jai C.S., TMCnet Contributor

Slic Network Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nicholville Telephone, and a provider of network and Internet solutions in the northern New York community has chosen Occam and its BLC 6000 multiservice access platform to deliver advanced broadband services to more than 700 households and 39 businesses and anchor institutions in remote western Franklin County, NY.
Occam Networks, Inc., is a provider of broadband access solutions.
Slic has been a part of a $5.2 million broadband stimulus fiber project, where, the company will be offering triple play services including three tiers of high-speed Internet and IPTV (News - Alert).
"Even before the Broadband Stimulus Program and National Broadband Plan were part of everyday conversations, Slic/Nicholville was working with rural communities to bring them into the digital age," Juan Vela (News - Alert), director, Solutions Marketing and Strategy for Occam Networks said.
"Occam is committed to working with providers like Slic to help underserved and unserved areas throughout the country become more competitive in both local and global markets. Occam will continue to be a partner and resource to our customers in their efforts to help communities achieve broadband ubiquity," Vela added.
Slic has already begun working on the Franklin County project and expects the deployment to be fully underway by the Fall. They will deploy a 100 percent fiber optic-based network over 136 miles of cable across five townships and the surrounding areas.
As per the terms of this current agreement with Occam, Slic will utilize GPON technologies on Occam's BLC 6000 MSAP for the deployment, including the BLC 6322 GPON Optical Line Termination. Residential, business and community organization environments will be supported by the ON 2541 Optical Network Terminal.
“Occam is the perfect partner for this endeavor because they have the experience we have depended on in the past and a reliable solution that has the scalability needed to grow as we continue to expand into the region," Phillip Wagschal, chief executive officer at Slic Network Solutions (News - Alert) said.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight