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ADTRAN gigabit broadband solutions selected by service providers, utilities, private companies to serve 350 communities
Announced Date: 6/20/2016 Published Date: 6/21/2016

ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, has announced that it has achieved record growth in its solutions for gigabit service delivery for service providers including utilities, multiple system operators (MSOs), land developers and incumbent and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) providers.

In total, over 350 communities have selected the ADTRAN gigabit services architecture to enable broadband connectivity for homes, schools and businesses, and the company noted that in particular non-traditional operators are increasingly beginning to deploy broadband solutions to serve communities.

In addition to ongoing projects with traditional Tier 1, 2 and 3 carriers, ADTRAN stated it has worked with non-traditional providers to help provide gigabit services to help communities transform, grow and connect:

  1. Utility company Guadalupe Valley Electric Co-op (GVEC) selected ADTRAN to deliver broadband to its south central Texas residents when the existing broadband infrastructure provider was unable to provide high-speed connectivity; GVEC plans to expand its gigabit offerings to additional areas in south central Texas.

  2. In Houston, where customers did not have access to gigabit broadband. enTouch, a communications company offering broadband services to residential and commercial customers in the Houston metroplex, is offering Internet, cable and phone bundles with gigabit speeds to residents.

  3. Located near Chattanooga, the first gigabit-enabled city in the U.S., land developer Thunder Enterprises was unable to access gigabit broadband for its new, mountain-top residential community, Jasper Highlands, in Kimball, Tennessee, and opted to fulfil its own connectivity needs via a private gigabit infrastructure.

    By partnering with North Alabama Electric Cooperative and Tennessee-based Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative, the land developer created its own on-site service provider, Hi-Tech Data, to serve Jasper Highlands.

    4. Advanced Communications Technology (ACT), a regional and local fibre network provider in Sheridan, Wyoming, wished to upgrade its access network and to meet the needs of businesses selected ADTRAN solutions for an upgrade to a 10 Gbit/s network.

ADTRAN reported last August that it had been selected for gigabit broadband initiatives by 200 communities.