Zhone provides ONT upgrade for high-speed bandwidth to broadband customers in Tennessee

July 10, 2013

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced a new zNID ONT deployment with the Clarksville Department of Electricity Lightband (CDE), in Clarksville, Tenn., to launch 1 gig Internet services for both its business and residential customers. The service will be offered over CDE's current fiber network, and will enable high speed bandwidth to meet its customers' needs.

Zhone's zNID over FTTx for active Ethernet will enable CDE to provide automated electric meter interface and full triple play broadband services. The deployment will provide CDE's customers with more robust and reliable services, as well as the flexibility to expand services to 1 gig.

CDE has approximately 1,000 miles of active Ethernet fiber plant and the department's service area includes all of the 100 square miles located within the boundaries of the city of Clarksville. It services approximately 64,000 electric customers and 15,000 broadband customers, and maintains 892 miles of power lines. CDE began operations in December of 1938 and began offering broadband services in January of 2008.

Zhone Technologies Inc.

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