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LightRiver has been enlisted! As a leader in Factory Built Network® design and commissioning, East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), has chosen LightRiver to provide the design and engineering services to implement a new core network. Owned by 16 electrical distributions cooperatives, EKPC serves over 530,000 homes and businesses in 87 Kentucky counties.

Looking to significantly upgrade their network, EKPC utilized LightRiver to build and test a 10 Gigabit core network solution before it was deployed into the field. How was this accomplished? By using LightRiver’s Factory Built Network process. A turn-key approach, LightRiver’s Factory Built Network allows for the deployment of complex networks through engineering expertise, product reach, unparalleled testing resources and comprehensive logistics management. What can Kentucky’s over one million residents expect to receive from EKPC’s upgrade? Safe, reliable and affordable electric power.

“EKPC required a partner with extensive expertise for this large-scale project,” states Jason Witt, EKPC’s Manager of System Operation Support. “We ultimately decided that LightRiver was a good fit due to the company’s understanding of utility communications networking and its ability to assist us in transitioning to a fully integrated packet network.”

“At LightRiver, we continue to innovate and take the lead in network transformation,” comments Mike Jonas, President of Global Sales and Marketing for LightRiver. “Our Factory Built Network approach drastically minimizes the risk of adopting a next generation network. EKPC is remaining ahead of the curve by implementing a new packet microwave network, and LightRiver’s resources will ensure the transition is smooth.”

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