US Internet deploys Zyxel active Ethernet solution for fiber

End-to-end products offer an economical solution for growing customer demand for faster broadband

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June 26, 2012; Anaheim, CA – Zyxel Communications, a leading networking solutions vendor, today announced that US Internet, a Minnetonka, MN-based provider of high speed internet and hosting services, has successfully deployed Active Ethernet fiber technology using Zyxel’s end-to-end solution to ensure affordable, fast broadband services for its customers.

US Internet, with presence in over 4,000 cities, was considering migrating to a high speed fiber in order to respond to its customers’ growing demand for high-speed broadband Internet service.  After evaluating several technologies and vendors for the upgrade, US Internet estimated that Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network fiber technology would cost a prohibitive $900 per subscriber, while Active Ethernet technology was the most economical choice. Moreover, by partnering with ZyXEL, US Internet was able to source the entire end-to-end solution from ZyXEL was another key factor in this decision.
“With the boom of streaming video and other data-intensive features driving the mobile market, our customers are demanding even faster Internet speeds, and fiber seemed the most logical next step,” said Travis Carter, vice president of technology for US Internet. “ZyXEL was able to deliver the best, most economical end-to-end solution for US Internet’s fiber broadband service offering.”

US Internet installed ZyXEL’s ES3124F 24-port Ethernet fiber switches in their central offices (COs). These switches are connected to ZyXEL’s FSG1100 active Ethernet gateway in customer premises via fiber. The FSG1100 then connects to ZyXEL’s 802.11n wireless NBG4615 router for blazing fast Internet. US Internet is also able to deploy tiered services using the ES3124F’s built-in rate limiting feature, offering customers a choice of 15Mbps, 30Mbps and 100Mbps service options.

“US Internet has been a valued ZyXEL customer and partner and we are proud to build a complete fiber broadband solution for them,” said Steven Joe, executive vice president of channel business for ZyXEL Americas. “We leveraged the strength of our broad product portfolio and carrier experience to deliver this solution that met all their financial and service requirements.”

The uniform user interface and management capabilities across ZyXEL products not only make it easy to train US Internet personnel but also simplify integrating them into US Internet’s proprietary management system called “Muniverse.” This system enables remote configuration and troubleshooting so US Internet can install new services in under 20 minutes, boosting customer satisfaction.

“Customer satisfaction is paramount for us. A successful deployment is one where the service works without interruption. ZyXEL’s products do just that.” concludes Carter.

About Zyxel Communications
Twenty-one year-old ZyXEL offers a high-performance, carrier-grade suite of access and security solutions. Through our partner alliances, we provide businesses with complete solutions and seamless support. With expertise in diverse technologies including wireless, security, cloud-managed solutions, Ethernet Switching, xDSL, and Powerline, ZyXEL offers integrated, secure network solutions to SMB, SOHO, residential and service provider markets. The company recently introduced its Aerobeam line of products designed for the home entertainment enthusiast. We not only made the solution cost effective but also simplified installation, management and support resulting in faster deployment and higher subscriber satisfaction.
ZyXEL’s North American headquarters are located in Anaheim, California.

About US Internet
Founded in 1995, US Internet is a global provider of Internet, hosting, application, and digital phone services for government, institutions, business and consumers worldwide. US Internet follows the simple principal of utilizing the newest advancements in technology to provide cutting edge services to organization both big and small. Product lines range from dial-up and email to international consulting and corporate IP networking services. In addition, US Internet encompasses an immensely deep talent pool of Support Technicians, Network Engineers, Application Developers and Product Specialists. US Internet is highly focused on providing the highest level of service possible to ensure its clients get their nets worth.

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