NEW CENTURY, Kan., January 23, 2012 - KGP Logistics, one of the country’s largest single-source providers of equipment and integrated services to the communications industry, has signed a new exclusive distribution agreement with Actelis Networks®, The Broadband Acceleration Company™, to stock and distribute Actelis’ new Broadband Accelerator (BBA) product line, which was recently named a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. According to recent statistics published by the FCC’s Broadband Adoption Taskforce, broadband adoption rate in the US is 68%, leaving approximately one third of US homes without a broadband connection. KGP Logistics and Actelis will immediately help US carriers deliver universal broadband service to these millions of Americans who are either out of reach or do not meet the FCC’s current definition of broadband as 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. In addition to providing broadband to traditionally out-of-reach customers, carriers will also be able to generate incremental revenue from new applications such as on-demand and over-the-top video services. By connecting the remaining one third of the country, an estimated 100 million US consumers will be online, according to the FCC’s Broadband Adoption Taskforce.
“The Actelis BBA product line represents a major paradigm shift in the way telecom carriers address the digital divide,” said Vivek Ragavan, president and CEO of Actelis Networks. “No longer is the digital divide a challenge, but an economic opportunity. With the Actelis BBA, carriers now have a pragmatic solution that will drive increased revenues because they can finally deliver on the promise of ubiquitous broadband across their entire customer serving area.”
Recently, the FCC agreed to transition the Universal Service Fund, a decades-old program designed to deliver voice service to rural America, to a new Connect America Fund aimed at delivering broadband service to unserved and underserved Americans. In the overhauled system, the FCC targets 2018 for delivering universal broadband service to millions of people who are currently without broadband service or have limited access. However, with Actelis Networks’ BBA, US carriers have an economical solution to deploy universal broadband service now.
“We are pleased to be the nationwide stocking and distribution partner of universal broadband solutions currently being developed and manufactured by Actelis Networks,” said Trevor Putrah, president and COO of KGP Logistics. “Applying KGP’s core competency of complete supply chain management will ensure Actelis product is in stock, available and delivered to service providers across the country.”
With the Actelis BBA, broadband rates can be boosted by as much as 100% on typical loops and more than 400% on long loops, delivering the necessary bandwidth to meet the FCC’s new broadband goals of 4:1. With simple plug-and-play installation, an environmentally hardened, standards-based BBA takes minutes to install by a cable splicer. The product is typically placed in the middle of the ADSL loop between the central office and the customer’s location and is powered by the existing POTS line.
About KGP Logistics
KGP Logistics is one of the country’s largest single-source, value added suppliers of wireless and wireline supply chain services, communications equipment, and integrated solutions to the communications industry. With a diverse and valued customer base, a national logistics network, and a portfolio of manufacturer partnerships that is second to none, KGP Logistics is positioned to provide unique products and services to communications providers. Learn more at www.kgplogistics.com and follow KGP Logistics on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kgplogistics.
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.