Allied Telesis Powers the Fastest Gigabit Smart Cities Around the World

SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 26, 2015 — Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions, and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play networks, today announced that it has been selected by Grant County Public Utility, the fastest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the United States. With consumers demanding Gigabit access speeds to enable them to stream high-speed content, and watch 4K high-definition television (HDTV) in real time, the strained Cable and Telco networks are struggling to keep pace with demand. A fiber network, based on active Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Pt-Pt, offers Internet access speeds that are 100 times faster than traditional Multiple-System Operator (MSO) Cable and Telco xDSL, as well as Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON).

With the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to reclassify broadband Internet access to speeds above 25Mbps, many of the legacy providers will face difficulties in updating their networks to comply. Many pioneering rural Telco and Utility companies have already exceeded the FCC threshold by deploying an ultra-broadband access network, based on Pt-Pt GbE FTTx networks. One such service provider, Grant County Public Utility, has been offering ultra-broadband GbE speeds, and earned the title of fastest ISP in the United States, according to an independent study conducted by CNET Magazine.

"Grant County is very proud of our achievement as the fastest open-access network in the United States. We plan to increase our speeds and maintain our leading network status," said Robert Bergman of Grant County Public Utility District. "We operate an open-access network, and required an ultra-high-performance GbE solution. We selected the Allied Telesis Gigabit solution for many reasons, including its quality and performance, as well as the interoperability capabilities."

"Allied Telesis pioneered the active FTTx market with IP Triple Play service delivery, and is today the global market leader and preferred vendor of choice for wirespeed Gigabit networks. Grant County Public Utility is one of 75 customers who have deployed our solution and embraced a vision of ultra-high-speed Internet access," said Philip Yim, Allied Telesis senior vice president, Global Program Management. "Our Gigabit solutions offer superior performance and feature capabilities in comparison to any other access vendor. This is validated by our customers who operate the fastest Gigabit networks around the world," Yim added.