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Press Release -- June 4th, 2014
Source: ADTRAN

Blue Valley and ADTRAN Deliver New World of Economic Possibilities in Rural Kansas

ADTRAN enables Smart Rural Community recipient to reinvent broadband network to deliver best-in-class FTTH and mobile backhaul services to 17 local communities

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 4, 2014– ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced as part of its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program, it is helping Blue Valley Tele-Communications (BVTC) to advance strategic Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) initiatives to secure the economic future of nearly 7500 residential and business customers. Leveraging ADTRAN’s broadband portfolio, BVTC is taking a forward-thinking approach to reinventing its network infrastructure in northeastern Kansas. Based on ADTRAN’s Total Access® 5000 with Optical Networking Edge (ONE) solution, BVTC is building out both its access and transport networks from a single platform to more easily evolve, change and grow their network so they can deliver the services local communities need to remain competitive in a global economy.

As an early pioneer in deploying fiber-optic networks, BVTC has always understood how technology can enable the same innovation, growth and prosperity found in larger metropolitan areas for its rural customers. BVTC is committed to deploying network infrastructure that helps stimulate economic development, enable blue-ribbon education and provide access to first-rate healthcare. Not only are businesses in northeastern Kansas driving commerce growth via BVTC’s voice, video and data services, but local schools are participating in distance learning to better educate their students. The community is also benefiting from stronger medical care as doctors are now able to consult and share digitally transmitted medical data with colleagues around the world from the local hospitals.

BVTC is accomplishing this through its partnership with ADTRAN and deploying its ultra-fast broadband solutions. BVTC replaced existing solutions with the integrated Total Access 5000 with ONE platform supporting both the delivery of Gigabit FTTH and Carrier Ethernet service, as well as the advanced packet optical transport capabilities required to effectively carry those premium services. This allows the company to not only simultaneously support stringent cloud and mobile backhaul service level agreements, but also deliver advanced services, including IPTV, Voice over IP (VoIP) and high speed Internet at ultra-broadband speeds.

“Blue Valley Tele-Communications has always believed in the impact technology can have on the economic progress and quality of life for our customers. It truly has the ability to keep our communities on an even playing field with national, and even global, competitors,” said Jon Novak, project manager, Blue Valley Tele-Communications, Inc. “The versatility of ADTRAN’s broadband solutions enable us to have a single vendor to partner with us in deploying transport and access services. That combined with ADTRAN’s overall knowledge of the market helps us deliver best-in-class services while providing growing economic opportunities for our residents, businesses and community as a whole.”

“It is exciting to see what a difference Blue Valley Tele-Communications is making in their community. They are not only building out an infrastructure that is helping grow local prosperity today, but they are also setting the stage to affect long-term change in the economic viability of the residents and businesses that they serve,” said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “ADTRAN is committed to helping innovative service providers, like Blue Valley Tele-Communications, create new opportunities for their local communities by providing broadband solutions that help them evolve their networks and businesses.”

ADTRAN’s Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program showcases how innovative technologies are being used in cities, towns and communities across the country to support economic growth, urban redevelopment, educational and municipal service support, and innovative residential service delivery. These communities are using ADTRAN’s world-class broadband, Wi-Fi and cloud service offerings to re-invigorate downtown business and residential districts, connect classrooms with other learning centers around the world, and help attract new companies seeking to relocate out of crowded urban centers.


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

Source: ADTRAN, Inc.

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