Actelis Named as American Technology Award Finalist in Telecommunications

Gunnison triples bandwidth capabilities over existing copper network.

FREMONT, Calif., July 18, 2012 - Actelis®, The Broadband Acceleration Company™, today announced that Gunnison Telephone Company, one of Utah's premier providers of telecommunication services for more than 100 years, is deploying the company’s award-winning Broadband Accelerator (BBA) to cost effectively meet the broadband needs of Gunnison’s residential and business customers. With the Actelis BBA, Gunnison has been able to more than triple the amount of bandwidth available, and in some cases, deliver broadband service where none was previously available.

One particular Gunnison customer wanted to remotely monitor its plant and assets with a CCTV camera system but was prevented because the available bandwidth did not support streaming video. With the Actelis BBA installed, the bandwidth available allows the customer to remotely monitor and, therefore, better protect and manage its assets.

“We continually look to provide an enhanced broadband experience for all of our customers, including capabilities like video surveillance. Deploying fiber to provide this type of service was not financially viable. But with the Actelis BBA, we were able to meet the customer’s needs quickly and cost effectively,” explains Scott Bartholemew of Gunnison.

At a cost and time to market that make the broadband solution viable for end customers and carriers, the standards-based Actelis BBA increases the reach of ADSL services by more than 50%, including boosting rates by as much as 100% on typical loops and more than 400% on longer loops. The Actelis BBA is also extremely easy to install, taking Gunnison about 10 minutes to install each one and start delivering greater bandwidth to customers over the existing copper network.

“Actelis’ customer support team played a key role in helping us get up and running quickly. Actelis’ responsiveness has been superb, helping us get from concept to implementation rapidly,” added Bartholomew. “I would strongly recommend Actelis to carriers looking for broadband solutions that can deliver more bandwidth to customers, regardless of distance from the central office.”

“We are very pleased that Actelis’ BBA has enabled Gunnison to economically and rapidly provide not just more bandwidth, but a complete broadband solution for its valued customers. The growing recognition that carriers must and can do more with their existing infrastructure is accelerating success of Actelis’ entire portfolio of broadband solutions,” commented Vivek Ragavan, president and CEO of Actelis.

About Gunnison Telephone Company
For over 100 years, Gunnison Telephone has been one of Utah's premier providers of telecommunication services. What started out as a small corporation has since grown into a full-service telecommunications company that is consistently recognized for excellence within the telecommunications industry. In 1997, Gunnison began offering Gtelco Internet Services in order to provide its customers a gateway to the information super highway. Today, Gtelco provides the very best in local and long distance telephone services and land-line calling as well as advanced Internet services to its customers.


About Actelis Networks
Actelis®, The Broadband Acceleration Company™, is the global market leader and innovator in developing unique broadband solutions for telecom service providers, enterprises and municipalities. Deployed by more than 350 customers worldwide, Actelis is accelerating broadband services to businesses and residential subscribers through award-winning products and technologies, including the Broadband Accelerator (BBA), EFMplus™, Dynamic Rate Boost (DRB) and Dynamic Spectral Shaping (DSS). These unique, patented technologies enable service providers to deliver broadband services with the greatest rate, reach and reliability at lower cost over existing copper infrastructure. Actelis® and Actelis Networks® are registered trademarks. The Broadband Acceleration Company™, EFMplus™ and MetaASSIST™ are trademarks of Actelis. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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