Sycamore Telephone Company and ADTRAN Deliver Northern Ohio’s Most Advanced Broadband Network

Mon May 6, 2013 5:30am EDT

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Sycamore Telephone Company and ADTRAN Deliver Northern Ohio’s Most Advanced Broadband Network

Broadband Stimulus funded FTTH upgrade delivers cutting edge communications and entertainment services for rural businesses and residents

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.

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.

Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN, Inc.
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halley@connect2comm.com

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