Hilliary Communications upgrades FTTH network to gigabit speeds with ADTRAN

Hilliary Communications will upgrade its fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure in Oklahoma and north central Texas with 1-Gbps service capabilities using technology from ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), the technology vendor announced.

Hilliary Communications will upgrade its fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure in Oklahoma and north central Texas with 1-Gbps service capabilities using broadband access network technology from ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), the technology vendor announced.

Hilliary serves a number of remote and rural communities through a variety of local communications services companies. It is upgrading its fiber-optic network to enable higher-speed support of its IP telephony, HDTV, and business Ethernet services to those customers. ADTRAN has worked with Hilliary on FTTH builds for several of its operations (see, for example, "ADTRAN lights up Oklahoma and Texas for Texhoma Fiber" and "Medicine Park Telephone delivers FTTH services to Oklahoma communities with ADTRAN").

"When we first deployed our FTTH service, many of our customers had access to high-speed broadband for the first time and it changed the way they were able to communicate with the rest of the world. Seeing the impact of that initial investment has given us great confidence that gigabit broadband will have a similar effect and will create new economic opportunities for our community," said Eddie Hilliary, president, Hilliary Communications. "ADTRAN has been with us every step of the way and its FTTH portfolio is perfectly suited to help us transition to gigabit service delivery."

"There is a real opportunity for service providers to look ahead and anticipate what their communities will need to be economically competitive over the next decade. With service providers, like Hilliary Communications, taking a forward-thinking approach and deploying gigabit services, residents of rural communities will have an economic advantage that can dramatically impact the future of their community," said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division.

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