ADTRAN and CT Communications deploy Advanced Technologies to Increase Bandwidth 30x for Ohio Residents and Businesses

Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:30am EST

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CT Communications launching next-generation services and simplifying network
transformation with ADTRAN Total Access 5000 broadband platform
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(Business Wire)--
ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking
solutions, announced today that CT Communications has increased the throughput
of their high-speed broadband services by more than 30 times by leveraging
ADTRAN`s Total Access broadband platform. Optimized for premium services,
ADTRAN`s Total Access 5000 has enabled CT Communications to deliver a full range
of next-generation services, like IPTV with full SD, HD and DVR capabilities,
over both copper and fiber architectures for residential and business customers
in western Ohio. 

The flexibility and innovative design of ADTRAN`s broadband platform allowed CT
Communications to economically deliver tomorrow's services today. CT
Communications` previous network equipment solution only allowed subscribers 1.5
Mbps internet download speeds and no video capabilities. After deploying the
Total Access 5000, bandwidth service speeds have significantly increased with
some customers having the ability to experience download speeds up to 50Mbps
using the latest generation of copper technology, VDSL2. On the fiber side,
ADTRAN`s Total Access 5000 also offers CT Communications a high-capacity optical
Ethernet access network that easily scales to handle the most bandwidth
intensive services, enabling CT Communications to support compelling customer
applications requiring 1Gbps upload and download speeds. This flexible
point-to-point Active Ethernet architecture allows CT Communications to provide
a more diverse product offer for both their premium residential and business
services, increasing their overall services revenue potential. 

"Our previous service speeds put us at a disadvantage in the marketplace, but
now we are able to deliver competitive products and services to our customers by
utilizing reliable, next-generation technology," said Tim Bolander, Chief
Technology Officer at CT Communications. "ADTRAN`s Total Access broadband
platform has allowed us to provide high speed Internet and high definition video
to meet our customers` demands, while also providing us the flexibility to
expand our product and service offer in the future." 

"Triple-play customers have a choice between service providers that offer an
array of high-speed broadband services, so it is critical for service providers
to deploy the most advanced technologies possible to stay competitive," said
Mitch Fleming, vice president of sales for ADTRAN`s Carrier Networks Division.
"ADTRAN`s Total Access 5000 makes it possible for service providers like CT
Communications to exceed both their residential and business customer
expectations both in bandwidth speeds and diverse product sets." 

About CT Communications

CT Communications is a full-service, high quality telecommunications provider
serving Champaign County and parts of surrounding counties in western Ohio. The
company offers local phone service, long distance, wired and wireless broadband
Internet access, wireless telephone service and all-digital television. CT
Communications is part of The Champaign Telephone Company, an independent
telephone company that has been an active member of the Champaign County/Urbana,
Ohio community since 1898. Company headquarters are located at 126 Scioto Street
in Urbana. For more information, call 937-653-4000 or visit 


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

Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN, Inc.
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