Grand River Mutual selects ADC equipment for FTTH in rural Missouri and Iowa

AUGUST 5, 2009 -- Grand River Mutual Telephone Corp. has standardized on ADC's equipment to overbuild its existing copper network with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH).

AUGUST 5, 2009 -- ADC (search Lightwave for ADC) (www.adc.com), a supplier of infrastructure technologies for fiber deployments, has announced that Grand River Mutual Telephone Corp., an independent telephone company providing broadband services across 48 exchanges in northwest and north central Missouri and south central Iowa communities, has standardized on ADC's equipment to overbuild its existing copper network with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). The first phase of the network upgrade, which began in April in Bethany and Princeton, MI and Leon, IA, is expected to be completed by summer of 2010. The FTTH roll-out will continue in other communities on an ongoing phased approach.

"We selected ADC equipment for our FTTH deployment because of our previous experience with the company's quality products and dedicated customer service," says Jim Clark, director of network operations for Grand River Mutual Telephone. "As we reengineer our network into the future, we will provide much faster broadband speeds to each and every customer using ADC's fiber solutions and installation expertise. Grand River Mutual is committed to providing advanced services for our residential customers and an advanced network for our business customers to ensure the economic viability of the areas we serve."

Grand River Mutual Telephone's Bethany and Princeton, MI exchanges as well as the new central office in Leon, IA, which supports that entire exchange, feature ADC's OMX splice cabinet and Next Generation Frame (NGF), which were selected due to the products' high density, cable management capabilities, and reduced floor-space requirements. ADC also provided local installation support.


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