HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jun 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation carrier infrastructure solutions, today announced its selection by Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) to provide “fast track” broadband access solutions and turnkey services to many of the new markets Frontier will acquire upon completion of its transaction with Verizon Communications, which is expected to occur July 1, 2010. Frontier will use ADTRAN’s Total Access(R) 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP) and Total Access 1100 and 1200 Series Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) products to deliver universal broadband, new bundled services, and enhanced technologies to customers across its expanded geographic footprint.
Michael Golob, vice president, Engineering and Technology for Frontier stated, “ADTRAN’s breadth of applications, including Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), FTTN, and IP DSLAM along with its turnkey services, will help us meet our `first 180 days’ targets. Our long-standing relationship with ADTRAN gives us confidence that it will help us get off to a fast start.”
Frontier is committed to enabling subscribers in the new properties to enjoy advanced broadband services and to helping advance the goals of the National Broadband Plan. Broadband services such as high-speed Internet, business Ethernet, and network upgrades will be of economic, health and cultural benefit to millions of new Frontier consumers, small businesses, universities and other institutions in 14 states across the West, Midwest and South.
“ADTRAN is pleased to strengthen our strategic relationship with Frontier as a key supplier for its 14-state broadband deployment,” said P. Steven Locke, vice president, service providers, ADTRAN. “Our breadth of technologies and services will help Frontier meet the needs of this growing customer base.”