Liberty Business taps ADTRAN for broadband in Puerto Rico

ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN) says it has supplied elements of its gigabit broadband equipment portfolio to Liberty Business, Liberty Puerto Rico's business services division. The service provider will use the gear to deliver gigabit broadband to schools and small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) in rural locations in the western and southern parts of the island.

ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN) says it has supplied elements of its gigabit broadband equipment portfolio to Liberty Business, Liberty Puerto Rico's business services division. The service provider will use the gear to deliver gigabit broadband to schools and small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) in rural locations in the western and southern parts of the island.

"Many service providers don't focus on providing connectivity to the more rural parts of Puerto Rico, which creates significant disadvantages for businesses and schools looking to operate and serve the community outside the island's major metropolitan cities," said Antonio Llona, vice president of Liberty Business. "ADTRAN has enabled us to provide a seamless connectivity experience across the entire island that has encouraged entrepreneurship in previously desolate locations. This new capability is boosting our economy and expanding our education systems."

Liberty Business has extended its broadband footprint to all of Puerto Rico, including rural communities where Internet connectivity was not previously available. The service provider will use the gigabit broadband network to support school requirements and comply with local mandates while also addressing the service needs of local businesses.

"In the constantly connected world we live in, geographical location should not be a limiting factor in regards to ultra-fast broadband accessibility," said Mitch Fleming, vice president, service provider sales, ADTRAN. "The success of a community lies in its ability to resource and support the development, growth and sustainability of its economy. Recognizing this, service providers like Liberty Business are implementing innovative technologies to ensure their customers have access to the necessary tools to support their community's evolving connectivity requirements."

Liberty Puerto Rico is a subsidiary of Liberty Global.

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