FiberRise, Electric Cooperatives partner with ADTRAN to bring rural markets with gig services

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), the provider of next-generation open networking solutions, has announced that Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative (MLEC), North Alabama Electric Cooperative (NAEC) and Tombigbee Electric Cooperative have selected ADTRAN access solutions and FiberRise engineering services to deliver Gigabit broadband to their member communities, the company said.

Just as their delivery of electricity decades ago transformed lives in rural communities, these service providers recognize the delivery of world class broadband as equally vital today. Gigabit service allows rural communities to participate in today´s globally connected marketplace–bringing economic growth, access to better educational and healthcare resources and a host of other opportunities that will change lives for the better.

FiberRise provides a comprehensive implementation plan to support the vision of each of these providers, ensuring reach and advanced service delivery to customers throughout the member communities. Using ADTRAN´s Total Access 5000 Gigabit services architecture, the cooperatives are establishing long-term, multi-gigabit fiber access solutions built on an open, scalable architecture that provides the reliability and flexibility demanded of a modern telecommunications network.

FiberRise, LLC enables electric utilities to implement and maintain fiber infrastructure with complete business visibility and simplicity in the delivery of broadband services. FiberRise serves electrical cooperatives and investor-owned utilities with the service and support needed to manage fiber projects from inception to operation. FiberRise focuses on quality of life by helping to make broadband affordable and accessible to all. For more information, visit us at www.fiber-rise.com.

ADTRAN, Inc. is the 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, visit us at www.adtran.com.