Beacon Broadband FTTx Implementation Services
- Private Sector
- Private Utilities
- Fiber + Broadband
- Port Orford, Oregon
Beacon Broadband recognized the need for high-speed internet access for those living on the Southern Oregon Coast. For more than two years, Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative (CCEC) has been studying the possibility of deploying high-speed fiber throughout its entire service territory (and beyond).
Approximately 20% of CCEC members are severely underserved and have limited access to high-speed internet. These members only have access through satellite service or a cellular data plan, neither of which is adequate in today’s technology-driven world. CCEC created Beacon Broadband to solve this problem and close the urban/rural digital divide.
HR Green is providing professional services to guide Beacon Broadband in the selection and configuration of network engineering equipment. More importantly, HR Green will leverage its proven service provider experience to enable Beacon Broadband to meet its timeline for implementation, test and turn-up, training, and process documentation to enable Beacon with a robust, redundant, and easily-operated core network suitable for its long-term FTTx (Fiber to the x) retail service model.
Through this project, Beacon Broadband was able to increase internet access and provide the following benefits to their community:
- Improve telemedicine, distance learning, and remote work opportunities.
- Create new ways for community members to connect with one another reducing isolation.
- Allow seasonal residents to monitor and care for their properties remotely.
- Increase property marketability and value with access to high-speed internet.
- Enhance potential for better cellular service.
- Encourage regional economic development.