ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) reveals that it has supplied its Total Access broadband platform OmniTel Communications for the service provider¡¯s fiber to the home (FTTH) network roll out. OmniTel is deploying the broadband access network as part of an Iowa Broadband Deployment Governance board project that is using a broadband stimulus grant from the Rural Utilities Service to provide broadband services to more than 7000 subscribers in rural areas of the state.
OmniTel is deploying ADTRAN¡¯s Total Access 5000 platform in its Active Ethernet configuration.
¡°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 ¨C 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 administration.¡±
¡°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.¡±