Three River Telco takes on Entone for hybrid TV

Michelle Clancy
| 30 July 2014

US telco Three River Telco has selected Entone's Hybrid CATV solution to power its pay-TV service over a state-of-the-art hybrid fibre-coax (HFC) network.

Three River Communications has been serving Northern Nebraska for over 100 years. Based in Lynch, the telco offers advanced voice, video and broadband services. With an integrated DOCSIS 3.0 modem and QAM tuner options, Entone's Hybrid CATV solution supports content from both legacy cable and IP networks.

"To compete for consumers' dollars, we need to give them what they want, a seamless user experience that makes all video content available anywhere, at any time, on any device," said Neil Classen, general manager of Three River Telco. "By replacing our legacy MPEG-2 Motorola boxes with Entone's hybrid CATV solution, we can take advantage of our existing network and begin leveraging MPEG-4 compression, which is allowing us to free up precious bandwidth that is required to deliver more compelling services. This puts us in a better position to support our connected consumers."

"More and more forward-looking cable operators like Three River are realising that an all-IP environment provides long-term benefits for both operator and consumer alike," said Bill Hughes, senior product manager at Entone. "We are pleased to be partnering with Power and Tel on this project and look forward to supporting them as they help Three River rollout new IP services."