Corning Cables' FTTH products get RDUP listing

August 2, 2006 Hickory, NC -- Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Inc.'s Telecommunications segment, has been listed by the Rural Development Utilities Program (RDUP) for its complete portfolio of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) products, including both cable and hardware.

Aug 2nd, 2006

August 2, 2006 Hickory, NC -- Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Inc.'s Telecommunications segment, has been listed by the Rural Development Utilities Program (RDUP) for its complete portfolio of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) products, including both cable and hardware.

The RDUP recently added Corning Cable Systems' OptiSheath Advantage MultiPort Terminals and OptiFit Advantage Drop Cable Assemblies to its list of approved products. With this listing, Corning Cable Systems is the only manufacturer to have a complete tip-to-tip passive product portfolio listed by the RDUP, according to the company.

In addition to the newly added products, the RDUP has previously listed Corning Cable Systems' OptiTect Advantage and Premier Local Convergence Point (LCP) Cabinets, OptiSheath Classic and Advantage Terminals and Closures, OptiDrop Pedestals, and SST-Drop, SOLO, and ALTOS Cable families.

The RDUP (formerly RUS), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, offers loans and grants to increase the rate of deployment of technology to small towns in rural areas. RDUP acceptance allows service providers to purchase Corning Cable Systems products with these funds. The products are listed in the "List of Materials Acceptable for Use on Telecommunications Systems of RUS Borrowers." The complete list of products can be found at www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/index.htm.

The RDUP-listed products are part of Corning Cable Systems Evolant Solutions line.

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