Quantum Communications, a provider of local communications services in Oregon, is upgrading its network with Ethernet technology from Hatteras Networks.

Hatteras, which is privately held and venture backed, provides telecommunications firms with technology to upgrade existing network technology to support faster speeds.

Quantum is working with Hatteras to upgrade so-called last mile connections to customers to broadband speeds.

Hatteras technology is now deployed in six continents, offering speeds between 2 megabits and 45 megabits per second.