Wave 7 Optics has been selected by the Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) to build a “fiber to the user” (FTTU) network.

TDPUD anticipates beginning construction during the first quarter of 2004 and completing the network in 18 months.

This new FTTU network will be among the first and largest in the U.S. to offer IP video services, including video-on-demand, interactive games and pay-per-view services.

“IPTV” converts the video and audio signals into packets and transmitting them over the IP network to subscribers. It allows an unlimited number of channels to be offered when used with Wave7 Optics high-speed symmetrical network and creates a high-speed back channel.

The Wave7 Last Mile Link (LML) optical broadband system provides IPTV services on a multicast (the IP equivalent of broadcast) or unicast (a video-on-demand program sent to only one subscriber) basis to minimize resource utilization.

Wave7 is working with Eagle Broadband, who was selected by the TDPUD as its IP video content and services provider. The LML will deliver the IP video services as well as high-speed Internet, business services such as 10/100 Ethernet and “T-1” lines, up to four voice-over IP telephone lines per subscriber, digital music channels, and security services.

Wave 7: www.wave7optics.com