Paducah Power System began running its fiber optic cable in the winter of 2003 to connect all of our substations. The 61 mile fiber optic backbone was complete and ready for use in February 2004. After the fiber was installed we started the arduous task of finding equipment to light the fiber for SCADA and to provide services for business customers. Paducah Power System choose the Alcatel 7340 BPON for its original offerings. PPSFiberNet began connecting business customers in March of 2005 offering services such as voice, video, and data. As the network began to pick up steam, we noticed a high demand for bandwidth above 20Mbps. The limitation of the Alcatel BPON is 20Mbps. So, we began looking at alternatives. In October of 2005 we installed an Allied Telesyn Metro Ethernet network capable of 10Gbps. We use the Metro Ethernet network for point to point connections between buildings, multi dwelling units, and any business requiring more than 20Mbps of bandwidth. We now have over 200 businesses in Paducah taking advantage of the PPSFiberNet network. PPSFiberNet does not provide any services, we simply provide bandwidth. Service Providers such as Heartland Internet, VCI provide and the newest soon to be added to our team Maximum Broadband Solutions, provide services via the PPSFiberNet network. Currently our service providers are offering telephone service (POTS & T1 PRI), internet connectivity (5Mbps to 10Gbps), cable TV, video surveillance, and alarm system notification and Wi-fiber fiber TX/RX through Wi-Max Wireless. In addition to the content PPSFiberNet has connected several businesses with point to point connections saving them thousands of dollars a month. We have taken the reliability that you have grown to trust with the electric service and are now offering you that same reliability with your telecommunications. Any time day or night 24/7 we will respond within minutes to fix any problems you might have.