World Wide Packets' LightningEdge gains RUS acceptance

March 14, 2006 Spokane Valley, WA -- World Wide Packets' LightningEdge Carrier Ethernet equipment has received technical acceptance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) for optical and copper deployment in both indoor and "hardened" installations.

Mar 14th, 2006

March 14, 2006 Spokane Valley, WA -- World Wide Packets' LightningEdge Carrier Ethernet equipment has received technical acceptance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) for optical and copper deployment in both indoor and "hardened" installations.

The RUS program was established to aid in the deployment of scalable Ethernet networks and advanced services within rural communities. RUS technical acceptance authorizes independent telephone and utility companies to purchase the equipment with the assistance of funds from RUS grants and loans. 

The LightningEdge products receiving RUS certification include the LE-17, LE-38SFP, LE-46, LE-42H/46H, LE-307, LE-310, LE-311/311v, LE-327, LE-427, LE-NS. World Wide Packets says the products will bring up to 1-Gbit of bandwidth and cost-effective delivery of services such as VoIP, HDTV, Video on Demand, and high speed Internet to qualifying RUS providers.

"We believe the LightningEdge suite offers the combined speed, scalability, and capacity to assist in the deployment of a high-speed network regardless of location," comments Dave Curry, president and CEO of World Wide Packets. "The system is designed to deliver a compelling return on investment whether it be in a concrete jungle or a rural farm community."

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