Sycamore Telephone Company and ADTRAN Deliver Northern Ohio’s Most Advanced
Broadband Stimulus funded FTTH upgrade delivers cutting edge communications
and entertainment services for rural businesses and residents
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- May 6, 2013
ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking
solutions, today announced that its industry leading Total Access broadband
portfolio is providing the infrastructure foundation for Sycamore Telephone
Company’s (STC) $4.1M Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband upgrade. With the
Broadband Stimulus funded project, Sycamore Telephone is offering cutting edge
communication and entertainment services to 4,200 rural residents, 450 local
business and 14 community anchor institutions in the area. ADTRAN’s innovative
FTTH solutions provide Sycamore with the maximum operational flexibility,
leading service density and virtually unlimited network bandwidth. As a
result, Sycamore has deployed the most modern next generation network in the
area, outpacing nearby, larger cities, in Northern Ohio.
ADTRAN’s FTTH portfolio, including the Total Access 5000 and Total Access 300
series, offers the industry’s most comprehensive set of broadband solutions
from an all-Ethernet platform. By choosing ADTRAN’s FTTH portfolio, Sycamore
is able to deploy a high-capacity fiber access network that easily scales to
handle the most bandwidth intensive services, including IPTV, Voice over IP
(VoIP) and high-speed Internet at ultra-broadband speeds. As a result,
Sycamore can ensure that its rural residents and businesses have the
technology infrastructure that they need to attract new jobs, health care and
educational opportunities to their local community.
“Broadband technology is the key economic enabler of our society today and it
is critical that the rural communities that we service are a part of that
modern infrastructure,” said Rick Ekleberry, broadband operations manager at
Sycamore Telephone Company. “ADTRAN’s FTTH portfolio has enabled us to deploy
the most cost-optimized, highest-density solution available and allows us to
provide a state-of-the-art converged voice, video and data infrastructure. We
have not only maximized our investment and future revenue opportunities, but
have also provided our residents with the best of both worlds - advanced
communications services in the rural lifestyle that is so important to them.”
“ADTRAN is committed to working with our customers to deliver new, innovative
FTTH solutions that allow service providers, like Sycamore Telephone, to
quickly launch next generation services and transform their networks,” said
Mitch Fleming, vice president of sales for ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division.
“Sycamore Telephone has crafted an advantage for themselves in the local
market that not only provides their subscribers with the most modern
technologies and services available, but also allows them to remain
competitive with the large cable MSOs vying for the same business. It’s a
win-win all around.”
About Sycamore Telephone Company
Founded in 1896, Sycamore Telephone Company is a full service
telecommunications company operating in Sycamore, Ohio. Sycamore offers
residential and business communication services in Seneca, Wyandot and
Crawford counties to over 2,000 customers with a focus on excellent customer
service, innovative products, teamwork and community involvement.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications
equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet
communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions
are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government
organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more
information, please visit www.adtran.com.
Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN, Inc.
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