Electric cooperatives and utilities expanding into broadband services have been among the highest growth areas in the communications industry over the last decade.
Now, government stimulus programs and compelling success stories are causing this market to grow even faster globally.
One hundred years ago, electric cooperatives and power companies stepped up to build the essential service of the 20th century – electricity – for their communities and regions.
Fast forward to present day, as you step up to leverage elements of that foundational infrastructure to bring the next essential service of the 21st century to your communities: fiber-based broadband.
Craighead Electric’s “Empower” service, catalyzed via US government CAR II and RDOF funds, has now connected over 10,000 locations during the last few years. Leveraging DZS and Irby know-how and Craighead inspiration, they have modernized their electrical grid with a communications network that delivers gigabit broadband services to the region.
DZS is a trusted partner enabling electric cooperatives and utilities to deliver the most innovative, cost-effective hyper-fast gigabit broadband infrastructure that transforms their communities. As you leverage government stimulus programs to offset their costs. DZS solutions are uniquely architected to provide an open and world-class broadband performance with unrivaled flexibility and the lowest total cost of ownership.
Learn more about how these innovative electric coops and utilities worked with DZS to build their transformational broadband businesses and connect communities.
NetCom BW, a Subsidiary of Germany’s 3rd Largest Energy Provider (EnBW), Relies of DZS for Fiber Optic Expansion
NetCom BW has leveraged broadband subsidies in Germany to connect underserved rural areas in Baden-Wurttemberg and neighboring Bavaria. DZS Velocity solutions provide a world-class fiber optic infrastructure that reaches across the region. DZS has been a long-time strategic partner to NetCom providing highly scalable and environmentally hardened platforms deployed throughout their service area.
Connect2First, a subsidiary of First Electric Utilities, is now leveraging government stimulus funds to build the largest XGS-PON network in the state of Arkansas.
Covering over 18 counties and nearly 100,000 member accounts, this ambitious project will dramatically improve the quality of life and bring new economic opportunities to this underserved region.
DZS and Irby Help 4-County Electric Power Association Bring Multi-Gigabit Broadband and Smart Grid Connectivity to Rural Mississippi
4-County is leveraging DZS platforms and solutions as it brings Gigabit+ services to 9 counties in eastern Mississippi. Part of its FASTnet Fiber program that leverages CARES and RDOF funds, over 40,000 homes and businesses will use DZS Velocity Access Edge and Helix Home Edge solutions to receive packages ranging from 200 Mbps to 1 Gig.
DZS solutions provide electric cooperatives and utilities with the agility to rapidly introduce, turn-up and scale next-generation fiber-based services through a differentiated pay-as-you-grow approach. Our advanced Cloud software solutions combine with a wide range of form factors that scale from compact, modular fixed systems to large chassis for industry-leading density. DZS enables new broadband service providers to transform into experience providers, delivering next-generation, hyper-fast broadband services and immersive in-home experiences.