Bell Spends Bucks to Cover Bentonville.Southwestern Bell-Arkansas spent more than $3.8 million from January through August to upgrade its central office and communications network The transmission channels interconnecting all client and server stations as well as all supporting hardware and software. that serves Bentonville.
Dave Baldridge, a spokesman' for Bell, said the Bentonville/Rogers area is growing fast, and the company is simply trying to meet the demands for service.
Bell serves about one million phone access lines statewide. It has two central offices each in Benton and Washington counties that serve 15,578 and 23,500 customer locations, respectively.
"We're providing access lines, cabling, other support mechanisms and neighborhood broadband gateways to keep people connected," Baldridge said. "Bentonville is a significant area for both business and residential growth, and we want to make sure that our services are sufficiently supported there."
Baldridge said the neighborhood broadband gateways extend dedicated subscriber line The line from the customer site to the local telephone company. See subscriber network. service from central offices like spokes on a wheel. It enables the company to offer DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary farther out farther out
Of or relating to an option contract with a later expiration date than a contract that is currently owned or being considered. For example, a contract with a May expiration date is farther out than a contract with a February expiration date of into communities.
Bell has 13 NBGs that serve 4,553 customers in Benton County Benton County is the name of nine counties in the United States:
Bell's investment included $512,000 to establish additional access lines, $437,000 to deploy fiber farther out from its central office in downtown Bentonville and $796,000 to improve its central office building. Another $359,000 went for software and hardware that will enhance the central office's capabilities. The investments include the high-speed telecommunications network architecture that Bell believes will be used for the next 10 to 20 years.
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San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas, the third most populous metropolitan area in Texas, and is the seventh most populous city in the United States. As of the 2006 U.S. , which boasts 60.6 million access lines nationally and has a 60 percent equity stake in Cingular Wireless.