Vermont Telephone (VTel) Selects Turin Networks For Optical Backbone Upgrade

first_imgTurin Networks, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of multiservice optical transport platforms for network service providers, announced that Vermont Telephone Company, commonly known as VTel, has chosen Turin Networks’ Traverse™ Platform to build a high-capacity optical backbone for delivering broadband data services as well as traditional voice services to their customers.“We are dedicated to providing the members of our local community with the same type of advanced telecommunications services that are available in larger metropolitan areas,” said Norm Koch, VP of Network Operations, Vermont Telephone. “This upgrade increases the bandwidth capacity of our optical backbone four fold, enabling us to continue to provide our residential and business customers with affordable broadband data services such as DSL, and paving the way for VTel to offer emerging high-speed services such as Ethernet in the future.”“Turin Networks continues to meet the needs of customers like VTel with a cost-effective, evolutionary solution that supports demands for current and future growth, lowers costs, and accommodates a wide array of new revenue-generating services” said John Webley, president and CEO, Turin Networks, Inc. “The Traverse Platform continues to prove itself as an industry-leader in a very competitive marketplace.”Turin’s Traverse Multiservice Optical Transport Platform is designed to integrate smoothly into a carriers’ existing SONET-based infrastructure and provide OC-3/12/48/192 transport of traditional DS1, DS3/EC-1 and OC-N services, as well as switched Ethernet over SONET (EoS) services. Turin’s current platform provides new functionality that has been leveraged by VTel including integrated Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switching with advanced VLAN capabilities and virtual concatenation. Other newly available features include support for integrated VT 1.5 switching/grooming, BLSR, and DS3/EC-1 Transmux functionality.last_img read more

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Clear Lake approves new ambulance service agreement with Mason City, will result in faster service to some parts of county

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council has approved a revised ambulance service agreement that should result in better service for residents in the western part of the county. A 28E agreement between Clear Lake and Mason City regarding ambulance service coverage to various parts of the unincorporated area of Cerro Gordo County expired in June of 2017. The new 28E agreement shifts about 95 square miles of territory from Mason City to Clear Lake. Clear Lake Fire Chief Doug Meyers says one of the first discussions he had when Erik Bullinger became Mason City’s fire chief last year was on restructuring the service area for both departments to provide faster service.  “The service area in question incorporates ours, of Clear Lake’s and Ventura’s rural fire district, everything west of Killdeer Avenue within those two districts. Looking back at the closest ambulance to where people may need it, Mason City can get to that area east of Killdeer faster than we can, so it was a it was a good trade-off.”Meyers says the increased service area likely won’t mean a significantly higher call volume to the Clear Lake department.   “What we would anticipate is an additional 10 calls per year in this increased service area. Most of the area is incredibly rural, there’s very few households. The exception would be the Ventura Heights area just south of the grade in Ventura. Currently our fire department, our volunteers respond for technical rescue incidents on the interstate. The only difference would be now that we would have our ambulance accompany with that heavy rescue truck on an extrication on the interstate.” The Clear Lake council approved the agreement at their meeting on Monday night. Mason City’s city council approved it last week, and the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors gave their approval to the agreement at their meeting this morning.last_img read more

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