BIG BEND TELEPHONE (BBT) IS A FAMILY-OWNED, INDEPENDENT TELEPHONE COMPANY located in Alpine, Texas that provides telephone service and high speed broadband to subscribers spread over approximately 18,000 square miles in the Big Bend region of Texas. BBTC utilizes the most cost-effective strategies, equipment, and technology to provide voice and broadband service to this rugged terrain. Due to its massive size, low density, topography, and geological characteristics, service to this area poses many unique challenges not found in other parts of the state.
Business and residential customers in sparsely populated areas need connectivity. While fiber and DSL technology provide high throughput, the cost of installing the physical plant restricts reaching out to remote locations. Big Bend supplemented their fiber network with wireless backhaul and access network connectivity.