Opelika, Ala., has tapped Tantalus Homerun Network to help build and deploy a smart grid and telecom communications platform based on Fiber-to-the-Home technology. Opelika Power Services will use advanced metering infrastructure from Tantalus -- which recently completed a similar project in Chattanooga, Tenn. -- as well as fiber technology from Alcatel-Lucent to deliver smart energy solutions along with triple-play voice, video and data services.

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