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Press Release -- September 13th, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion, Video

First Broadband Stimulus Winner Peetz Cooperative Telephone Company Selects ADTRAN for Broadband Expansion

Total Access 5000 Flexibility Enables Network Transformation
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sep 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Peetz Cooperative Telephone Company, an independent telephone cooperative serving rural Colorado, has selected ADTRAN's Total Access(R) 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP) for its broadband expansion. This project, the first awarded under the Broadband Stimulus program, will enable the expansion of broadband services for both business and residential customers in its service area.

"We needed a highly flexible and scalable access platform that would not only meet the needs of today, but allow us to continue to deliver state-of-the-art services well into the future - ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 was the perfect fit," said Brent Davis, Peetz Cooperative Telephone Company. "Not only does the Total Access 5000 protect our investment by giving us the ability to add bandwidth as needed with virtually unlimited backplane capacity, but ADTRAN stands behind its products with superior warranties and outstanding support."

Peetz selected the Total Access 5000 because of its unmatched flexibility, which enables the delivery of business and residential services ranging from ADSL to GPON to standard voice services - all from a single platform. The all-Ethernet core of the Total Access 5000 provides scalability to meet any access service demand making it the ideal solution for service providers seeking to transition to next-generation services.

"As the most widely adopted access platform in the industry, the Total Access 5000 coupled with ADTRAN's extensive broadband portfolio are a perfect solution for independent telcos, like Peetz, that are looking to increase their broadband penetration and prepare their network for advanced, next-generation services," said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president of sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. "The Total Access 5000 is one of the most flexible platforms on the market today and it is backed by one of the strongest companies in the industry."

About Peetz

The Peetz Cooperative Telephone Company serves a 196 square mile exchange in the northeast corner of Colorado. The company has been providing communications service to the surrounding area since 1918.

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions. 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, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726) or via email at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.

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SOURCE: ADTRAN, Inc.

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