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Thursday, September 25, 2003


Ohio: Optical Solutions to supply rural telco with FTTP gear

"Bascom Mutual will Serve Fostoria and Tiffin Area with Powerful Triple Play Services "
"Fiber to the premises (FTTP) market leader Optical Solutions Inc. announced today that Bascom Mutual Telephone Company based in Bascom, Ohio is deploying its new FiberPath(R) 500 system in the area surrounding Fostoria and Tiffin, Ohio. Bascom Mutual Telephone is located about 50 miles southeast of Toledo, and was founded as a cooperative telephone company in 1906."

"'We can't live on dial tone alone,' said Bascom Mutual Telephone General Manager Dennis Depinet. 'We are excited about the opportunity to expand our revenue streams while offering advanced broadband services to our neighboring communities.'"

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