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ADTRAN and Marne Elk Horn Telephone Deliver Fiber-To-The-Home to Rural Communities and Schools



  ADTRAN and Marne Elk Horn Telephone Deliver Fiber-To-The-Home to Rural
  Communities and Schools

 New high-capacity services will keep students and teachers connected in the
                            classroom and at home

Business Wire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- May 13, 2013

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking
solutions, announced today that Marne Elk Horn Telephone is using ADTRAN’s
Total Access broadband platform to underpin a network-wide upgrade of its last
mile service offerings for local schools, residential subscribers and business
customers in Southern Iowa. With the extensive bandwidth provided by the Total
Access 5000, Marne Elk Horn is delivering Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services
capable of supporting a range of in-demand services such as IPTV, high-speed
internet and high-definition video. Marne Elk Horn Telephone is now able to
profitably provide next generation services and make a difference in their
local community.

A key benefactor of the new speed is the local school districts, which now
have access to the high-speed, ultra broadband service needed to implement a
1:1 student laptop program, as well as enhance in-class learning opportunities
with the availability of IPTV in every classroom.

“Our students have been able to gain a deeper understanding of concepts by use
of video and other technology we previously did not have. The teachers are
able to give students a broader view of the world by integrating current
events into the lessons through IPTV and DVR capability,” said Dean Schnoes,
superintendent, Exira-EHK Community Schools. “The technology provided by Marne
Elk Horn Telephone and ADTRAN helps us give students a high-level education
that enhances our teaching opportunity both in the classroom and at home with
our 1:1 laptop initiative, where each student has independent access to a
computer and Internet resources.”

“We selected ADTRAN’s FTTH platform because of the company’s reputation for
providing best-in-class products and service along with the Total Access
5000’s unmatched flexibility to deliver multiple services all from a single
platform,” said James Bieker, Central Office Installer, Marne Elk Horn
Telephone. “With ADTRAN, we have been able to help young people receive a
better education and assist our business customers increase revenue which
enables them to provide local residents with more jobs. Our FTTH service has
allowed our community to stay economically competitive with larger cities and
towns in Iowa while continuing to enjoy the benefits of rural living.”

Today it is more essential than ever for rural communities to adopt next
generation technologies in order to stay connected and stimulate economic
opportunity locally, as well as be a part of a more highly connected business
community. With ADTRAN’s FTTH solution, Marne Elk Horn Telephone is expanding
its own addressable market and ensuring that the entire community is able to
access a world of new possibilities and global opportunities.

“The deployment of innovative broadband technologies can have long-lasting and
far-reaching implications for communities from how they teach their children
to how they stay connected in an increasingly global marketplace,” said Mitch
Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division.
“With ADTRAN, providers like Marne Elk Home Telephone can deploy a scalable,
efficient service offering that meets their needs today, with an unmatched
confidence that our company is ready to help them continue to evolve and grow
as their own market develops.”

About Marne Elk Horn Telephone

Marne Elk Horn Telephone has been providing quality communications services to
residents of Southwest Iowa for over 100 years. The company offers local phone
service, long distance, wired and wireless broadband Internet access, wireless
telephone service, DVR capabilities and all-digital television. Company
headquarters are located at 4242 Main Street in Elk Horn, Iowa. For more
information, call 888-764-6141 or visit www.metc.net.

About ADTRAN

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.

Contact:

Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN, Inc.
Halley Spong, 919-435-9126
halley@connect2comm.com
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