As much as we tend to focus on the big operators deploying broadband, there are a whole host of smaller entities offering broadband services in pockets of the US. And many of these smaller providers are building out the highest capacity networks.
Hot off the presses at the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Conference and Expo, Hotwire Communications, a telco based in the Mid-Atlantic US, has announced the decision to use Motorola’s gigabit PON (GPON) technology for its FTTH networks along with Motorola MPEG-4 encoders and IP set-tops. Hotwire specializes in multi-family communities and small and medium-sized businesses. With GPON, Hotwire gets to provide more HD, more VOD and Internet up to 100 Mbps.
Interestingly, it appears that unlike Verizon and some other carriers deploying FTTH, Hotwire is delivering broadband on an all-IP network. No RF at all.
Also from the FTTH conference, Motorola’s GPON solution has made the USDA’s list of approved technology for use as part of the Rural Development Program.