Canby Telcom chooses ADTRAN for gigabit FTTH

Canby Telcom has selected equipment from ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) to support the roll out of gigabit services via fiber to the home (FTTH) in the town of Canby, OR. In addition to providing high-speed fiber-optic broadband services to local residents, the service provider and town leadership hope the FTTH network will help attract large brand name and high-tech corporations to the area, ADTRAN says.

Canby Telcom has selected equipment from ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) to support the roll out of gigabit services via fiber to the home (FTTH) in the town of Canby, OR. In addition to providing high-speed fiber-optic broadband services to local residents, the service provider and town leadership hope the FTTH network will help attract large brand name and high-tech corporations to the area, ADTRAN says.

“Gigabit Internet service is an exciting development for the city and will set the community apart by making Canby a more attractive, future-proof location for manufacturers and businesses today. Faster Internet supersedes proximity and in many cases allows education and business to be conducted from any location – and Canby can now be that location,” confirmed Renate Mengelberg, economic development director with the City of Canby. “That is a game-changer for attracting new industry and jobs to the city. This development is a tremendous asset to existing businesses, education and the overall community economic health by retaining local jobs and attracting even more industries and new job opportunities to our town.”

Canby Telcom will use ADTRAN’s Total Access 5004 platform and associated optical network terminals in an Active Ethernet configuration, according to ADTRAN sources. The service provider will use the FTTH infrastructure to reach more than 2,500 local residents and businesses in Canby with its Fiber Optic Zone (FOz) service. Overall Canby Telcom serves more than 7,000 customers over an 84-square-mile footprint in the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon.

“By being one of the first gigabit communities in the Pacific Northwest, we’re accomplishing our goals of not only bettering the lives of our residents, but setting the foundation for future technology innovation within our community,” commented Paul Hauer, president of Canby Telcom. “ADTRAN is enabling us to deliver the gigabit services we need to provide the capacity and speed that bandwidth-hungry devices and streaming video services are demanding today, as well as scalability for the gadgets and services yet to come. It’s now easier than ever for high-tech businesses or global corporations to come to Canby and enjoy the benefits of small town America while having all the advantages of a big city.”

“Canby Telcom has continuously proven that it is innovative and tech-driven when it comes to meeting the needs of its community. Its commitment to understanding the evolving market and anticipating customer demand has allowed it to be a leader in Gigabit services delivery and creates new opportunities for its customers,” added Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “Canby is an excellent example of the role service providers can play in creating a new economic future for their communities.”

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