ADTRAN touts additional rural FTTH deployments

Continuing a run of such announcements, ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it has won supply contracts with two rural broadband services providers. The latest deals call for the optical systems company to supply fiber to the home (FTTH) technology to Pioneer Broadband in Maine and CASSCOMM, a small cable network operator headquartered in Virginia, IL.

Continuing a run of such announcements, ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it has won supply contracts with two rural broadband services providers. The latest deals call for the optical systems company to supply fiber to the home (FTTH) technology to Pioneer Broadband in Maine and CASSCOMM, a small cable network operator headquartered in Virginia, IL.

In Maine, ADTRAN will supply its TA5000 GPON system to Pioneer, which is building an open access broadband network for Downeast Broadband Utility in the towns of Baileyville and Calais. The utility is a non-profit formed last year by leaders within the two communities. “We have had a trusted relationship with ADTRAN for years and knew they would be the right partner,” CEO of Pioneer Broadband Tim McAfee said. “We also knew that ADTRAN would not only bring the right people, ADTRAN would bring the right technology and expertise for this important project.”

CASSCOM, meanwhile, is deploying EPON, GPON, and Active Ethernet technology from ADTRAN. CASSCOMM’s current focus is a 550-home residential network build. A three-city turn-up will follow over the next 12 months, with an upgrade to the remaining 29 communities that CASSCOMM serves planned as well.

CASSCOMM serves its customers via a range of companies, including Cass Communications Management Inc., Cass Cable TV, Cass Internet, Cass Telephone, Cass Tech Center, Cass Long Distance, Cass Advertising, Greene County Partners, Gillcrest Farms, and Gillcrest Estates. “Our commitment to provide our community with the services it needs goes all the way back to 1898, and we’ve known throughout our history that the best service solutions will always depend on partnering with the right companies,” CASSCOMM COO Tom Allen said. “We needed to ensure our customers had the access and services required in today’s digital marketplace, and ADTRAN provided the domain expertise, broad set of innovative technologies and commitment to customer support we needed to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

The announcement of these two customer engagements follow recent news of ADTRAN’s success with similar operators (see “Electric co-ops select PON FTTH systems from ADTRAN”).

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