Troy Cable chooses ADTRAN for SmartBand BTOP middle mile project

Alabama’s Troy Cable has chosen ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) to deliver carrier access and enterprise equipment for the cable operator’s SmartBand Project, according to the systems house. Troy Cable is using funding from the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) to deploy a 595-mile fiber-optic middle-mile network across southeast Alabama to connect approximately 150 anchor institutions and 4,000 businesses.

Jul 9th, 2012

Alabama’s Troy Cable has chosen ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) to deliver carrier access and enterprise equipment for the cable operator’s SmartBand Project, according to the systems house. Troy Cable is using funding from the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) to deploy a 595-mile fiber-optic middle-mile network across southeast Alabama to connect approximately 150 anchor institutions and 4,000 businesses.

ADTRAN says it will supply its Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access Platform (MSAP), Total Access 900 series IP Business Gateways, and the NetVanta 7100 Unified Communications platform for the network which will be designed to provide up to 1 Gbps per customer. The systems vendor also will supply its Advanced Operational Environment (AOE) to offer service-oriented management for Troy Cable’s network.

“At the start of this broadband stimulus project we knew we needed a trusted, reliable business partner to help make this high-performance network a reality and ADTRAN was the perfect choice,” said Conley Freeman, operations manager for Troy Cable. “ADTRAN’s carrier access and enterprise solutions have allowed us to offer the most state-of-the-art IP network available in our coverage area and businesses in our community will now be able to compete as they never have before.”

ADTRAN asserts Troy Cable chose its equipment because of its high service density and network bandwidth support.

Troy is now able to offer to its business customers a complete voice and data service “ADTRAN has been helping our customers with the BTOP initiative from day one and we are excited to see these projects start to come to fruition,” said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “Troy Cable’s Southeast Alabama SmartBand Project will make a difference in how local businesses are able to connect, communicate and collaborate – providing the foundation for new economic growth today and in the future.”

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