Reservation Telephone Cooperative builds FTTP network with ADC equipment

Sept. 1, 2010
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 -- ADC says that Reservation Telephone Cooperative (RTC), a provider of broadband services to rural communities in central North Dakota, is using ADC’s fiber connectivity and management gear to build its fiber to the premises (FTTP) network.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 -- ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) says that Reservation Telephone Cooperative (RTC), a provider of broadband services to rural communities in central North Dakota, is using ADC’s fiber connectivity and management gear to build its fiber to the premises (FTTP) network.

RTC serves 19 communities via 20 exchanges and nearly 9,000 access lines. The FTTP project, launched in 2007 and expected to be completed in about 10 years, will bring broadband services to homes, businesses, schools, and libraries located on and near the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. The FTTP project also includes tribal government facilities that provide child support, education assistance, employment assistance, healthcare, and public safety services on the reservation.

“The need for bandwidth by our customers is increasing every year, and fiber is the only way we’ll be able to keep up with the demand,” said Brooks Goodall, operations manager for RTC. “We selected ADC equipment because of its quality and the company’s high level of customer support.” ADC Professional Services (APS) is deploying the connectivity equipment in RTC’s central office in New Town, ND, and is currently about half-way through the project.

FTTP products currently being deployed by RTC include ADC’s LSX 288 fiber panels, plug-and-play splitter chassis, fiber entrance cabinets, OMX fiber frames, fiber guide systems, FDH3000 OSP cabinets, and RealFlex bend-insensitive ONT cables. All of these products and others in ADC’s portfolio are accepted by the USDA Rural Development Telecommunications program.

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