ADTRANÂ®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), the provider of next-generation open networking solutions, has announced it is partnering with Holston Electric Cooperative (HEC) and solutions provider FiberRise to create a utility-grade Gigabit broadband network across the entire HEC cooperative membership in the Tennessee Valley, the company said.
Together these companies will establish a broadband infrastructure that will connect the entire community to the world while attracting industry and improving educational opportunities, healthcare and overall quality of life.
The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 promised citizens of rural communities “a fair chance” in the pursuit of opportunity by bringing electricity to these remote areas. Visionary leaders of electric cooperatives view broadband as equally compelling in delivering the same fair chance to their communities. Today, HEC is among those electric cooperatives the charge to deliver broadband, a resource of immeasurable value in today´s always-on, cloud-centric world.
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 www.adtran.comr.