OzarksGo Brings Broadband to Rural Residents and Boosts Service Agility

Many residents in rural America lack high-speed broadband, cutting them off from vast informational, educational, and economic opportunities. OzarksGo, a nonprofit electric cooperative, wanted to bring fiber to homes in its rural service areas of Arkansas and Oklahoma. To build an integrated optical network, OzarksGo turned to Juniper.


Company OzarksGo
Industry Energy and Utilities
Products used MX204MX480QFX5110
Region Americas
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"Using packet optical from Juniper allowed us to bring 100 gig to the table faster. With Juniper, we can be nimble and operationally efficient."
Billy Hyatt Senior Network Engineer, OzarksGo

Business Challenge

The service provider needed to bring fast, affordable, reliable, and robust broadband to residents in rural Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Bringing Fiber to the Home

OzarksGo deployed the MX480 Universal Routing Platform in the core and the MX204 Universal Routing Platform for data center aggregation, alongside the QFX5110 Ethernet Switch to aggregate traffic and provide flexible port options for service distribution in the substations.

Business Results

Its integrated packet optical network has enabled OzarksGo to:

  • Deliver triple-play services quicker and at a lower cost.
  • Sign up 4000 customers in the first year of service.
  • Accelerate service agility, lower capital costs, and simplify operations.