Fibrant, Calix bring 10 Gbps speeds to Salisbury, NC

Friday 4 September 2015 | 09:36 CET | News

Fibrant, a municipal broadband operator in Salisbury, North Carolina, partnered with Calix to bring 10 gigabit speeds to every premises in the city of Salisbury. This makes Salisbury America's First 10 Gigabit city, the companies said. The first 10 Gbps service is being offered at Catawba College, a private academic institution based in Salisbury, powered by the Calix E5-520 Ethernet Service Access Node (ESAN).

Fibrant built its fibre network overa period of five years and launched gigabit services in 2014. The Fibrant network now supports up to 10 Gbps services throughout Salisbury via point-to-point Ethernet technology, with a transition to next generation Passive Optical Network (PON) technology as it becomes available in 2016.

Catawba College's Hoke Hall is the first location to receive 10 Gbps services with infrastructure improvements planned in other campus buildings including the Cannon Student Center and Ralph W. Ketner Hall. Fibrant plans to complement the initial point-to-point 10 Gbps technology with PON technologies (XGS-PON and NG-PON2) integrated into Calix E-Series products to deliver a multi-gigabit subscriber experience to residents and businesses alike. 

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