ADTRAN Wins Broadband Stimulus Project with OmniTel Communications

Mon Mar 4, 2013 5:30am EST

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ADTRAN`s Total Access broadband platform delivers triple play FTTH services to
Iowa customers with 10x faster connectivity
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(Business Wire)--
ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking
solutions, announced today that OmniTel Communications is reaching the
unreachable by providing ultra broadband Internet service via ADTRAN`s Total
Access broadband platform. As a RUS grant winner in the national Broadband
Stimulus program, OmniTel is also helping carry out the statewide initiative of
the Iowa Broadband Deployment Governance board by making sure that no customer
is left behind and that high-speed broadband service is available in rural areas
of the state. ADTRAN`s Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) solution is enabling OmniTel to
deliver high-speed connectivity for customers who previously only had access to
dial-up Internet service and provide digital voice and video services for over
7,000 subscribers across the state. 

Seeing the growing demand from residential customers for super-premium services,
OmniTel Communications turned to ADTRAN to help deliver its next-generation
services profitably and with an ultra-low cost of ownership. ADTRAN`s FTTH
solutions offer service-aware provisioning and virtually unlimited network
bandwidth, allowing OmniTel to expand their addressable market with maximum
flexibility. Utilizing Active Ethernet technology, OmniTel is also able to
deliver end-to-end Ethernet connectivity, which allows OmniTel to maximize
end-user revenue opportunities today and in the future. 

"We had heard from other colleagues, using other vendor platforms, that getting
FTTH services deployed was a challenging process. With ADTRAN our installation
was seamless and our network was up and running quickly without any issues,"
said Bill Knoop, plant manager at OmniTel Communications. "ADTRAN`s FTTH
solution is rock solid - it just works. We have been very impressed with the
reliability and efficiency of the Total Access 5000. It gives us the ability to
provide superior service to our customers with very little maintenance or

"Regardless if they are in a big city or a rural community, residential
customers expect fast and reliable Internet, voice and video service from their
local providers," said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN
Carrier Networks Division. "OmniTel Communications is successfully meeting this
demand with ADTRAN`s FTTH solution which allows them to offer a high-capacity
fiber access network that easily scales to handle the most bandwidth intensive
and highly profitable next-generation services." 

About OmniTel Communications

OmniTel Communications, headquartered in Nora Springs, Iowa, was founded in 1904
as a rural independent telephone company. It serves 14 communities in northern
Iowa with a state-of-the-art voice, video, and data network utilizing various
platforms. For over 100 years, OmniTel has continued to bring tomorrow's
technology today. OmniTel strives to be the leading provider of next generation
communication solutions. For more information, 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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