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* Over 35 communities in California to receive high-speed broadband for
* Ericsson's optical transport portfolio provides strong commercial end-
* Enabling communication for all is part of Ericsson's Networked Society
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Praxis Associates as the sole
transport supplier for the California Broadband Cooperative's (CBC) Digital
Broadband Project. Ericsson's packet optical transport platform (POTP), the
1400, will deliver broadband services to schools, hospitals, government
and other critical facilities along a 583-mile fiber route in the Eastern
Mountains in California.
With the Digital 395 Broadband Project, high-speed broadband connectivity
be made available to more than 35 communities, most of which have little or
access to the internet today. Private residents and businesses will benefit
retailers who will tie into Digital 395 to get faster, lower-cost
"In today's Networked Society, having access to high-speed broadband is
more critical than ever," said Craig Stein, executive vice president, U.S.
Regions, Broadband & Media for Ericsson. "We are excited to be working with
Digital 395 Broadband Project to reach those still waiting to experience
transformational power of high-speed connectivity."
Ericsson will provide the combined strength of its SPO 1400 platform,
management and Ericsson Services to deliver Ethernet, OTN and DWDM
the Digital 395 Broadband Project. Praxis Associates is managing the
behalf of California Broadband Cooperative.
"The Digital 395 Broadband Project is a significant milestone for our
as we extend the full benefits of high-speed broadband to every community,
regardless of geography," said Rob Volker, Chief Executive Officer,
Broadband Cooperative. "Ericsson's leadership in all things broadband,
especially optical transport, will ensure that each of these communities
receives reliable high-speed broadband as quickly as possible."
NOTES TO EDITORS
Ericsson SPO 1400
Digital 395 Broadband Project website
CBC - California Broadband Cooperative, Inc. is a not-for-profit California
501(c)(12) Telecommunication Cooperative Corporation formed for the
owning and operating the Digital 395 network, which will provide high-speed
broadband services to its members on a wholesale, open-access basis. As a
cooperative, the organization will be under the direction of a Board of
Directors representing key institutions and constituents in the Eastern
About Praxis Associates:
Praxis is a fiber optic network development company that specializes in
developing complete broadband solutions. Praxis specialties include
case development, grants applications and administration, Rights-of-Way and
Permits, local and long-haul engineering, project management and fiber
construction. Praxis clients include large-scale telecommunications firms,
companies and communities developing private networks, and governmental
entities. Praxis is managing the Digital 395 Project on behalf of CBC.
corporate offices are located in Vallejo, California with several regional
offices in the project area.
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