Ben Lomand Connect 

McMinnville, Tenn.

Area served: more than 3,200 square miles

Population: 115,000

Technical highlights: Fiber active Ethernet and copper-based services with symmetrical speeds up to 1 Gbps.

Smart Grid

Ben Lomand Connect established a virtual local area network (VLAN) for an electric utility that provides power to over 8,000 customers. The VLAN is a two-way system that enables meter reading, power outage data and voltage alerts.