Tri-County Telephone Association
Council Grove, Kan.
Area served: 1,421 square miles
Population: More than 4,500 customers
Technical highlights: TCT utilizes native Ethernet/IP GPON fiber-to-the-home network with capacities up to 50 Mbps.
TCT supports an electric cooperative that offers on-line billing and account management, including service connection and disconnection. These broadband-enabled systems decrease costs by monitoring, billing and provisioning service without truck rolls or direct mail. The initiative also encourages energy conservation and has fostered experimentation with alternative energy development.