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Rural telcos well situated to offer IPTV

News | 01/09/2008 2:12 pm EST

Beginning February 1, Bruce Telecom (BT) will offer 180 TV channels – including 22 HD channels – and video-on-demand services over an IPTV network using MPEG-4 compression technology to its customers on the eastern shore of Lake Huron. With a customer base of 15,000 the competitive telco may seem an unlikely candidate to be a leader in IPTV delivery, but rural areas provide an ideal environment for IPTV rollouts.

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