Bijou Telephone Cooperative Selects Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP) for Broadband Extention and POTS services

Bijou Telephone Cooperative Selects ADTRAN for Broadband Expansion of Rural Network

Total Access 5000 Delivers Next Generation Services to Eastern Colorado

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN – News), a leading provider of next-generation converged communications solutions, today announced that Bijou Telephone Cooperative, a provider of voice and high-speed Internet solutions to Eastern Colorado, has selected the Total Access 5000® Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP) to extend broadband and POTS services to underserved rural areas.

Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform

“When we began to look at solutions for broadband expansion and POTS delivery into rural areas, the Total Access 5000 was the obvious choice,” said Reed Metzger, general manager, Bijou Telephone Cooperative. “It not only lets us roll out Broadband DLC applications in a way that uniquely suits our network needs, but it also future-proofs our network, allowing us to transition to next-generation services such as Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) all from the same platform and without a forklift upgrade keeping our total cost of ownership low.”

The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 is a multi-service access and aggregation platform that efficiently enables service providers to deploy many carrier-class services from a common product. An all-Ethernet core provides scalability to meet any access service demand. The Total Access 5000 is the ideal solution for both fiber and copper access technologies gracefully handling the transition from legacy to next-generation services and providing a path toward a converged network.

“We are pleased to strengthen our long-standing relationship with Bijou Telephone Cooperative,” said P. Steven Locke, vice president of sales, service providers, ADTRAN. “The Total Access 5000 is the latest addition to a long list of ADTRAN solutions in use with this service provider. Bijou is already seeing the operational and economic benefits of ADTRAN solutions in its transport and mobile backhaul networks. Now, they are going to experience those same benefits in the access network.”

About Bijou Telephone Cooperative

The Byers Telephone Company was founded in October 1917. In 1939, it was reorganized and incorporated as the Byers Cooperative Telephone Association, with subscriber-owned lines and equipment. In 1959, the company was again reorganized as Bijou Telephone Cooperative Association. At that time, it acquired subscriber-owned lines and began to provide maintenance services to subscribers. In 1976, Bijou Telephone Co-op acquired the Deer Trail exchange. Renovations on that exchange were completed in 1976.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Bijou Telephone Co-op began expanding to include Internet services. At that time, a subsidiary was formed named Eastern Colorado Independent Networks (ECIN), and began expanding from dial-up internet to DSL and high-speed fixed wireless services to neighboring towns. Today, Bijou continues to provide local phone service to Byers and Deer Trail Colorado and has expanded Internet services for 60 miles along the I-70 corridor.


ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions for use in the last mile of today’s telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major U.S. service provider and many global ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.

For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726) or via email at On the Web, visit

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