Press Release

BlueAlly Delivers High-Capacity Broadband to Rural Areas through Partnership with Central Electric Power Cooperative and Infinera


CARY, NC.13 April, 2023 – In partnership with Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), BlueAlly announced today the successful delivery of the XTM Series for Central Electric Power Cooperative (CEPC), which has significantly increased capacity and modernized their existing rural broadband network across Missouri. BlueAlly played a crucial role in providing this innovative solution, empowering CEPC to offer reliable, high-capacity connectivity services to underserved rural communities. With the Infinera solution, CEPC’s broadband service offerings have been enhanced, creating a more flexible, scalable, and high-performance network infrastructure that is optimized for both current and future needs.

CEPC is an electric generation and transmission cooperative in Missouri that spans 22,000 square miles, providing power for eight distribution cooperatives, and operates an extensive rural optical network that supports critical infrastructure telecommunications as well as middle-mile connectivity for rural broadband efforts. CEPC selected Infinera’s XTM Series due to its compact, efficient, and flexible design enabling cost-effective scalability in a wide variety of network scenarios. Deployments leveraged a fully ROADM-powered DWDM optical layer and a combination of Layer 1 and 2, 200 Gb/s traffic management solutions.

“To meet our communities’ growing demand for cost-effective broadband connectively, we knew we needed to upgrade and modernize our network infrastructure,” said Scott Duncan, Vice President of Telecommunications Services at CEPC. “With industry-leading capabilities in areas such as density, low power consumption, and configuration flexibility, the Infinera XTM solution proved to be a perfect fit for our needs.”

“Keeping pace with bandwidth demands and delivering reliable broadband connectivity represent key challenges as local operators strive to bridge the digital divide in rural communities,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “Infinera’s XTM platform is purpose-built for these types of network challenges, providing an efficient and flexible solution that helps network operators like CEPC quickly and cost-effectively scale to meet end-user demand.”

“BlueAlly is delighted to partner with Infinera to deliver industry-leading connectivity solutions to rural network operators,” said Maria Will, Senior VP, Telecom & Broadband at BlueAlly. “State-of-the-art solutions such as Infinera’s XTM Series, coupled with expert deployment and support services provided by BlueAlly, are a critical part of enabling rural network operators to cost-effectively scale their network and enable new network capabilities.”

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