May 2, 1997
Initial deployment of the Wholesale High Bandwidth Digital Based Services is planned for the fourth
quarter of 1997. This initial offering will be deployed over a 18-36 month period. GTE?s High
Bandwidth Digital Services are designed to provide high bit rate ingress/egress to interconnecting
networks. Data is transported over plain old telephone service (POTS) twisted pair copper wire
facilities, permitting normal POTS calls to be made and received simultaneously through the use
of equipment placed at the end user?s premises and serving wire center locations.
The customer targets for these Wholesale contract services are Competitive Local Exchange
Carriers, various Information Service Providers and other Carriers.
Impact of Change
These services may require special transmission and spectrum parameters in order to support
simultaneous voice and data services.
This service will be initially offered in California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina,
Oregon, Texas and Washington.
The contact person for additional information regarding this notice of network change is:
Group Product Manager
GTE Telephone Operations