The latest gigabit network launch comes from Pinnacle Communications, a small telco serving Lavaca, Arkansas.
The company several years ago deployed fiber-to-the-home throughout its serving area, which simplified the process of upgrading the network to support gigabit service, explained Pinnacle Communications General Manager John Zeiler in an interview.
Pinnacle’s upgrade required acquiring additional backbone connectivity and upgrading routers, Zeiler said. A year ago the company replaced the electronics in customers’ homes with devices capable of supporting gigabit connectivity. Accordingly those customers ordering gigabit service will not have to receive new equipment in their homes, Zeiler explained.