|[March 04, 2013]
ADTRAN Wins Broadband Stimulus Project with OmniTel Communications
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation
networking solutions, announced today that OmniTel Communications is
reaching the unreachable by providing ultra broadband Internet service
via ADTRAN's (News - Alert) Total Access broadband platform. As a RUS grant winner in
the national Broadband Stimulus program, OmniTel is also helping carry
out the statewide initiative of the Iowa Broadband Deployment Governance
board by making sure that no customer is left behind and that high-speed
broadband service is available in rural areas of the state. ADTRAN's
Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) solution is enabling OmniTel to deliver
high-speed connectivity for customers who previously only had access to
dial-up Internet service and provide digital voice and video services
for over 7,000 subscribers across the state.
Seeing the growing demand from residential customers for super-premium
services, OmniTel Communications turned to ADTRAN to help deliver its
next-generation services profitably and with an ultra-low cost of
ownership. ADTRAN's FTTH solutions offer service-aware provisioning and
virtually unlimited network bandwidth, allowing OmniTel to expand ther
addressable market with maximum flexibility. Utilizing Active Ethernet
technology, OmniTel is also able to deliver end-to-end Ethernet
connectivity, which allows OmniTel to maximize end-user revenue
opportunities today and in the future.
"We had heard from other colleagues, using other vendor platforms, that
getting FTTH services deployed was a challenging process. With ADTRAN
our installation was seamless and our network was up and running quickly
without any issues," said Bill Knoop, plant manager at OmniTel
Communications. "ADTRAN's FTTH solution is rock solid - it just works.
We have been very impressed with the reliability and efficiency of the
Total Access 5000. It gives us the ability to provide superior service
to our customers with very little maintenance or administration."
"Regardless if they are in a big city or a rural community, residential
customers expect fast and reliable Internet, voice and video service
from their local providers," said Mitch Fleming, regional vice
president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. "OmniTel
Communications is successfully meeting this demand with ADTRAN's FTTH
solution which allows them to offer a high-capacity fiber access network
that easily scales to handle the most bandwidth intensive and highly
profitable next-generation services."
About OmniTel Communications
OmniTel Communications, headquartered in Nora Springs, Iowa, was founded
in 1904 as a rural independent telephone company. It serves 14
communities in northern Iowa with a state-of-the-art voice, video, and
data network utilizing various platforms. For over 100 years, OmniTel
has continued to bring tomorrow's technology today. OmniTel strives to
be the leading provider of next generation communication solutions. For
more information, visit www.OmniTel.biz.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment. ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video
and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures.
ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private
enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users
worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.
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