USDA Rural Development Telecommunications Program accepts more ADC fiber products

NOVEMBER 4, 2009 -- ADC says its OmniReach Hub-in-a-Pedestal (HIP) fiber distribution hub, OmniReach Passive Optical Splitter Modules, Fiber Cable Assemblies, and Value-added Module VAM system have been accepted by the USDA Rural Development Telecommunications program.

NOVEMBER 4, 2009 -- ADC says its OmniReach Hub-in-a-Pedestal (HIP) fiber distribution hub, OmniReach Passive Optical Splitter Modules, Fiber Cable Assemblies, and Value-added Module VAM system have been accepted by the USDA Rural Development Telecommunications program. This acceptance enables service providers seeking funding from the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to propose the use of these products in applications they submit for the agency's loans and grants.

ADC now offers hundreds of RUS-listed products to carriers serving rural areas in the United States and seeking funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

"The USDA Rural Development program is helping rural carriers invest in broadband infrastructure to deliver a growing number of broadband services to rural customers," said Jaxon Lang, vice president of global connectivity solutions - Americas for ADC. "The acceptance of additional ADC products helps our FTTX customers offer new broadband services cost effectively in the rural communities they serve. With new networks in place, carriers can not only deliver services but new revenue streams as well."

ADC says that “nearly all” of its fiber portfolio has made the RUS list. These products include ADC's FiberGuide Fiber Management Systems, Next-Generation Frames (NGFs), OmniReach Fiber Access Terminals (FATs) and Fiber Distribution Hubs (FDHs), as well as OmniReach Multiport Service Terminals (MSTs) and fiber hardened drop cables.

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