Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (Electric Utility)

Case Study


Type of Project:Municipal Utility Size of Project: 30000 HHP, 500 Fiber Plant Miles, $15M Architecture: GPON Design: LCP PON Date Completion: May 2007 Unique Attributes:

The BTES project encompassed all of the City of Bristol Tennessee and Sullivan County with a Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployment. BTES provides triple-play services over the telecommunications network. In addition, the network is being used to gather data for Smart Grid applications. BTES and Dr. Browder are leaders in implementing real-world solutions for saving energy such as metering time of use.


This project represents the first FTTH deployment based on cost/demand economics—the network build was prioritized based on take-rate and demand for service.