Date Added: Jan 2010
PPL Telcom is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of PPL Corporation, a Fortune 500 utility company. PPL wanted to differentiate itself from the local competition by building a tolerant network capable of offering differentiated services, with fiber connections as close to the customer site as possible while minimizing capital expenditures. As a "start-up" in the service delivery space, PPL Telcom was looking for a cost-effective solution that would allow the quick turn-up and delivery of services. PPL selected Nortel's Optical Ethernet solution to support the delivery of point-to-point Ethernet services for LAN extension and Internet access to customers in the area, including ISPs, financial service and healthcare institutions - customers with bandwidth demands that weren't previously met by the local service providers.