FTTP Network Launches in Wichita Falls, Tx
On October 15, 2012, NTS began selling our fiber offering to business customers in Wichita Falls, TX and within the first two weeks of launching our network in this market, 176 businesses had signed on as NTS customers. We began the Wichita Falls expansion in June 2012 and we have structured this as a ‘metro build’ targeting the more than 1,000 potential business customers in the area. We look forward to serving our new customers in Wichita Falls and to becoming part of the local community.
New Office in Lamesa, Tx
Installing the sign on our new office In Lamesa TX.
Work Begins in Plainview, TX
Crews have begun preparations for the fiber build out in Plainview, installing a fiber hut and positioning a bore rig as the project gets started.
FTTP Network Continues Fiber Build Across West Texas
In Lubbock, a crew digs potholes to identify existing lines.
FTTP network build out expands to Slaton, Tahoka, Lamesa, Abernathy and Hale Center, TX
Aerial fiber is installed in Slaton, Texas.
Fiber is in the process of being laid between Hale and Abernathy, Texas.
Digging has commenced between Abernathy and Hale Center
Fiber being laid between Tahoka and Lamesa
Fiber cell tower in Slaton
PRIDE 1 - Brownfield, TX Office
The NTS Brownfield office, opened in October 2011. Since establishing our fiber network in the market, NTS now has 288 FTTP customers in Brownfield.
PRIDE 1 - Littlefield, TX Office
NTS established its FTTP network in Littlefield, Texas and opened an office in that market in June 2011. At of the close of the third quarter, September 30, 2011, the Company had sold its fiber offering to more than 30% of the Littlefield market.
FTTP Buildout - PRIDE 1 - Brownfield, TX Groundbreaking Ceremony
On Thursday February 10, 2011, Xfone held a groundbreaking ceremony in Brownfield, Texas to mark the start of construction on the Company’s Pride 1 Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) network. When completed, Pride 1 will bring high speed broadband services to Brownfield and 16 additional communities.
Pictured in the above photo (from left to right): Brady Perkins (FiberTex), Rick Dykes (FiberTex), Courtney Binford (NTS, Manager - Fiber Projects), Brad Worthington (NTS, President).
Pictured in the above photo (from left to right): Mike Wilson (Unitek), Aaron Peters (NTS, Vice President - RUS projects), Don Hinds (Unitek), Lance Addison (Unitek), Courtnet Binford (NTS, Manager - Fiber Projects), Brad Worthington (NTS, President).
Pictured in the above photo (from left to right): Tommy Beldon (Engineering Associates), Aaron Peters (NTS, Vice President - RUS projects), Keith Ratteree (Engineering Associates), Jason White (Engineering Associates), Terry Wright (Engineering Associates), Courtney Binford (NTS, Manager - Fiber Projects), Brad Worthington (NTS, President), Tom Harter (Engineering Associates).
FTTP Buildout - PRIDE 1 - Smyer, TX to Brownfield, TX
Xfone recently began phase two of its Pride 1 FTTP project (Smyer, TX to Brownfield ,TX). Pictured is the work being done for the fiber network build out between Smyer and Ropesville, TX.
PRIDE 2 Network Construction & Groundbreaking
As of November 2010, the PRIDE 2 network construction is fully underway.
FTTP Buildout - Burkburnett
On Monday, October 11, 2010 Xfone held a groundbreaking ceremony in Burkburnett, Texas, to mark the official start of construction on its PRIDE Network. The PRIDE Network will bring next generation broadband to 19 Texas communities including Iowa Park and Burkburnett, as well as to multiple Louisiana communities in the St. Helena, Washington and Tangipahoa parishes.
Brad Worthington, President, NTS Communications and XFONE USA speaks with media attending the groundbreaking in Burkburnett, TX.
The Pride Network groundbreaking.
XFONE President & CEO Guy Nissenson attending the Pride Network ground breaking ceremony.
FTTP Buildout - Levelland
As of March 2010, the FTTP buildout in Levelland has been completed. As illustrated in the photos below, our Levelland office is open for business and already well established in the community. The office serves as an ideal location for potential customers to view the practical applications of our triple play service.
Also pictured are some of our marketing efforts in Levelland including public billboards and yard signs in the front lawns of some of our residential customers.
In and around Levelland, there are signs of the progress of the buildout. The photos below show an installed network interface device on the building of a local business and a pedestal and fiber marker which serve as the connection point for fiber distribution.
In mid-August our Levelland Office was prepared to open for business with the positioning of “NTS Levelland” signs and a supply of network interface devices ready to go out for installation at our customers.
The 7,500 square foot office/warehouse for NTS Telephone Company in Levelland, Texas includes an equipment room designed to house the electronics and power supply necessary to “light” the fiber optic cable and distribution fiber was installed in a designated ‘beta’ test area.
NTS Telephone Operations Office
Equipment Room housing electronics and backup power
NTS Telephone Operations Office
Equipment Room Fiber Terminal
Central Office Power Supply
Central Office Power Supply
These photos, taken in October 2008 show the construction of some of the residential and business passings which were completed in November 2008.
The initial construction of the NTS Levelland office which serves as a store front sales office and aggregation point for network distribution.
The second phase of the buildout in Lubbock is pictured here as teams completed underground construction work in advance of laying fiber in the ground.
In August 2008 NTS hosted the community of Levelland,Texas for a celebratory picnic in anticipation of the Company’s launch of FTTP service in that market. Approximately 500 Levelland residents attended the event.
During July 2008, fiber was installed across a 30‐mile distance between Lubbock and Levelland, Texas as pictured here.
The fiber offering provides more bandwidth to business and residential customers increasing upload and download speed.