ADTRAN enables nonprofit broadband utility to build open-access fiber optic network

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), the provider of next-generation open networking solutions, has announced that it is empowering Pioneer Broadband to bring high-speed broadband Internet to communities in rural Maine, the company said.

In conjunction with Downeast Broadband Utility, Pioneer Broadband is building an open-access fiber infrastructure in the towns of Baileyville and Calais using all ADTRAN technology. Downeast Broadband Utility contracted with Pioneer to design and build the new network to bring high-speed Internet access to communities previously left behind by other major service providers.

When these rural communities realized that broadband access from traditional service providers was either unavailable or unfeasible due to cost, they created the state´s first quasi-municipal broadband utility–Downeast Broadband Utility.

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