Appalachian Cellular and Kentucky Cellular partner to establish wireless communication services in Eastern Kentucky.
The East Kentucky Network fiber ring, utilizing a Nortel OPTera 3500 OC-48 system, is established as well as Appalachian Wireless, an East Kentucky Network company.
East Kentucky Network adds a Cisco ONS 15454 in addition to its existing Nortel system. This DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing)/ROADM (reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer) is the first of its kind in Eastern Kentucky.
East Kentucky Network installs a Ciena 6500 DWDM/ROADM network to keep up with increasing demands for broadband and Ethernet services in the region.
East Kentucky Network enhances the network by establishing 100 Gbps (gigabits per second) connectivity to the main internet colocation/peering hotels in Chicago, Illinois and Ashburn, Virginia.
East Kentucky Network begins offering its cutting-edge services to customers around the world.