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Local provider leverages Hatteras Networks’ platforms in delivery of telephone, broadcast, and broadband services in multi-state region

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, MAY 17, 2010 – Hatteras Networks, the global leader in multi-service Ethernet solutions for enterprise access services and next-generation mobile backhaul, announced today that its award-winning Ethernet products are being deployed in a multi-state area by the Ellijay Telephone Company (ETC). Headquartered in Ellijay, GA, the 100-year old company is a major provider of telecommunications, broadcast, and high-speed Internet services in a multi-state area, including Georgia and the Copper Basin region in TN. This latest deployment of Hatteras Networks solutions enables ETC to improve the quality and variety of services offered to customers.

“Because we are a locally owned company, we live, work, play, and do business in those communities we serve on a daily basis. Our team is committed to continuing Ellijay Telephone Company’s century-long reputation for outstanding service quality and reliability,” said Stacy Pettit, Network Operations Manager, ETC. “Our dedication to providing superior service is reflected in the decision to leverage market-proven solutions from Hatteras Networks, allowing us to best serve the needs of our customers and the community as a whole.”

ETC has implemented an integrated solution built upon Hatteras Networks’ award-winning HN400 and HN4000 platforms. Carrier-class, temperature-hardened point-to-point and point-to-multipoint Ethernet-over-copper products, the HN400 and HN4000 facilitate the delivery of high speed symmetrical bandwidth at rates similar to that of fiber, without the need for extensive and costly fiber installation. Both platforms are scalable and can be deployed as extensions of existing fiber-based Ethernet services, offering users a cost-effective and flexible method for quickly meeting changing customer and market demands. The products are also compatible with the full range of Hatteras Networks Ethernet, backhaul, and mobile backhaul solutions, providing a solid foundation for future growth and expansion.

“As the demand for expanded multi-service Ethernet services accelerates, service providers are seeking new, cost-effective solutions that successfully meet the demands of their customers,” said Kevin Sheehan, CEO, Hatteras Networks. “We are pleased to be working with ETC to expand delivery of Ethernet services.”

ETC is using Hatteras Networks technologies in a variety of applications and settings. The HN400 and HN4000 platforms are playing a critical role in the delivery of essential services, such as consumer and enterprise telecommunications, broadband connectivity, and local broadcast operations, including the company’s own television station, ETC-TV3, which offers a full schedule of regional programming. With their ability to deliver fiber-quality throughput and results, the HN400 and HN4000 provide measurable ROI and extended life for existing copper networks, a deciding factor in their deployment by ETC.

Additional information on Hatteras Networks Ethernet solutions can be found online at For more information about the Ellijay Telephone Company, please visit

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