Pinnacle Deploys Optical Solutions

Optical Solutions scores GPON contract with Pinnacle Communications to deploy an FTTH network in Lavaca, Arkansas

August 1, 2005

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MINNEAPOLIS -- GPON market leader Optical Solutions Inc. will support its newest customer, Pinnacle Communications, in deploying the state of Arkansas' first FTTH network in the city of Lavaca. The fast-growing river valley community - 15 miles east of Fort Smith - is being completely refurbished with an all-fiber infrastructure, enabling a range of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment services powered by Optical Solutions' FiberPath system.

Family-owned and operated, Pinnacle Communications prides itself on being at the forefront of telecommunications technology and on working hard to earn customers' loyalty. "It's important that our customers remain satisfied - if not delighted -- with our services because we know they have other options with wireless and cable operators," said Pinnacle President Keith Gibson. "It's also important that we do our part to encourage economic development in the area - and a FTTH network is a proven catalyst for that."

Pinnacle will deploy Optical Solutions' FiberPath 500 system to 1,800 customers in its Lavaca exchange. The FiberPath GPON system offers superlative bandwidth -- 1.2 Gbps downstream and 622 Mbps upstream -- for delivering advanced voice services, symmetrical high-speed data service and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV). The FiberPath system is fully compliant with ITU FSAN standards, and is the only residential GPON platform that is widely deployed and available today.

"Nothing helps carriers stop the competition in their tracks like a GPON fiber-to-the-home network," said Mike Dagenais, president and CEO at Optical Solutions. "There are competitors that say they can provide voice, video and data services, but the FiberPath GPON system is clearly in a league by itself."

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