Lumbee River EMC Awards Fiber Contract to Allied Telesis

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LAS VEGAS, NVLumbee River Electric Membership Corporation (LREMC) has selected Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and deployer of IP triple-play networks, as the vendor of choice to spearhead its broadband stimulus project. The broadband stimulus grant funds will be used to build a fiber-based network to provide high-speed Internet data and video to unserved and underserved rural areas within Robeson County, N.C., an area in which Lumbee River EMC provides electric service.

“As the selected vendor, Allied Telesis will build and maintain the high-bandwidth FTTP network that will serve over 4,000 homes and businesses and allow Lumbee River EMC to provide up to 100 Mbps data connectivity,” stated Jeff Jackson, manager of information technology for LREMC. “By implementing the diverse products from Allied Telesis, such as the integrated Multiservice Access Platform (iMAP), intelligent Multiservice Gateway (iMG) and SwitchBlade product lines, LREMC will have the ability to scale efficiently using a company that offers financial security and a broad base of solutions for long-term stability.”

As a recipient of a broadband stimulus grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Lumbee River EMC continues its role of providing economic growth and development within the four-county area it serves. Once this project is complete, residents will have a fiber optic network that will provide not only high-speed Internet access, but also potentially phone and television services to an area that doesn’t have those services now. It will also provide LREMC with fiber connectivity to many of its own facilities, allowing for more efficient operations.

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