Where Are We Now? A Small Telco perspective
WHO ARE WE? <ul><li>Family owned companies (30) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperatives (29) </li></ul><ul><li>Independently owned ...
WHERE ARE WE COMING FROM? <ul><li>Traditional Telephone Company History </li></ul><ul><li>Buried outside plant in 1972  </...
WHERE ARE WE TODAY? <ul><li>Migrating our Central Office from TDM to IP </li></ul><ul><li>Migrated our IP Backbone from T-...
WHERE ARE WE TODAY? <ul><li>Buried fiber from Madelia to existing business telephone system customers in St. James. </li><...
WHERE ARE WE GOING TO BE TOMORROW? <ul><li>Continue to migrate our IP Backbone from Ethernet, to GigE. </li></ul><ul><li>R...
WHAT DO I THINK THE NETWORK WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE? <ul><li>There will be a pipe to the premise in which we will del...
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Brent Christensen – Christensen Communications - talks about the state of small telcos in MN a presentation to the Minnesota Broadband Task Force, December 2008

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Small Telcos in MN by Christensen Comm

  1. 1. Where Are We Now? A Small Telco perspective
  2. 2. WHO ARE WE? <ul><li>Family owned companies (30) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperatives (29) </li></ul><ul><li>Independently owned companies (12) </li></ul><ul><li>Municipally owned ILEC’s (2) </li></ul>We serve 50% of the geographical area of the State and 10% of the access lines
  3. 3. WHERE ARE WE COMING FROM? <ul><li>Traditional Telephone Company History </li></ul><ul><li>Buried outside plant in 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>We had three lines of business, local, long distance, and telephone equipment (and we thought that was a lot). </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHERE ARE WE TODAY? <ul><li>Migrating our Central Office from TDM to IP </li></ul><ul><li>Migrated our IP Backbone from T-1’s to Ethernet.....making it more scalable. </li></ul><ul><li>Deploying fiber ringed cabinets in the rural part of our exchange. We will be able to deploy more services farther. </li></ul><ul><li>Working on deploying IPTV </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHERE ARE WE TODAY? <ul><li>Buried fiber from Madelia to existing business telephone system customers in St. James. </li></ul>
  6. 6. WHERE ARE WE GOING TO BE TOMORROW? <ul><li>Continue to migrate our IP Backbone from Ethernet, to GigE. </li></ul><ul><li>Replace the copper loops from the cabinets with fiber loops </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy fiber to residential customers in St. James. Draw on economies of scale. </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHAT DO I THINK THE NETWORK WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE? <ul><li>There will be a pipe to the premise in which we will deliver the Internet and applications such as: Broadcast TV and voice services </li></ul><ul><li>There has to be a wireless overlay to give the customer seamless connectivity to all of the services they have at home and work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. QUESTIONS?

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