Pioneer Telephone Cooperative

Case Study: Pioneer Telephone Cooperative

The Customer:

Pioneer is the third largest Independent Telephone Cooperative in the United States and is recognized as a leader in telecommunications throughout the state of Oklahoma. Diversification has contributed to the success of Pioneer along with its more than 140,000 members and customers throughout western Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Pioneer provides an array of telecommunications services including Local Telephone Service, Wireless Broadband, Digital TV, Cellular, High-Speed Internet, Long Distance, Security Systems, Business Solutions, and Yellow Pages Advertisement.

Challenges:

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative covers a vast majority of northwest Oklahoma with Telephone, Wireless, IPTV and Copper/FTTH Data service. This expansive coverage territory coupled with these high end services has been a great attribute to Pioneers growth, but can also become a burden to any reasonably sized technical crew. Due to the long truck roll travel distances and complexity of hardwired installs, Pioneer decided to look for alternative methods to the ever common, reliable, yet cumbersome Ethernet based IPTV installation.

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