Cinergy MetroNet expands FTTP network with ADC equipment

JUNE 24, 2009 -- With ADC's OmniReach products, Cinergy MetroNet will provide advanced services to thousands of subscribers in 11 Indiana communities.

JUNE 24, 2009 -- Cinergy MetroNet, a provider of broadband services to rural communities in Indiana, is using ADC's (search Lightwave for ADC) OmniReach FTTX technologies to expand its FTTP network in 11 communities. When the roll-out is completed by the end of 2010, says Cinergy MetroNet, thousands of subscribers will have access to offerings such as high-speed Internet service and high-definition TV, as well as full-featured local and long-distance phone services.

"We selected ADC equipment because of its quality and the standardization it provides for our networks," says Kevin Stelmach, general manager and vice president for Cinergy MetroNet. "We have made a long-term commitment to the communities we serve to work with them to bring economic strength and vitality through new technologies and assurance that our customers receive the best and most reliable services we can deliver."

Rural Indiana communities included in the broadband services roll-out are Greencastle, Seymour, Vincennes, North Vernon, Madison, Wabash, North Manchester, Huntington, Bedford, Connersville, and New Castle.

Products currently being deployed by Cinergy MetroNet include OmniReach fiber distribution hub (FDH) cabinets, OmniReach multiport service terminals (MSTs), and fiber-hardened drop cables. All of the products are accepted by the USDA Rural Development Telecommunications program, allowing them to be used in the expansion of broadband services to underserved and rural communities.

Says Jaxon Lang, vice president of Global Connectivity Solutions, Americas for ADC, "As business and residential consumers become more dependent on bandwidth-intensive, multiservice communications for a wide range of daily activities, ADC provides the products and services that enable service providers to deliver more effective and efficient communications."

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