HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — ADTRAN, Inc., a leading provider of next-generation innovative fiber and fiber extension broadband access solutions, today announced that, through its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program, it is empowering United Cooperative Services (UCS) to deliver multi-gigabit services to the electric cooperative’s membership in 14 counties across North Texas. Represented by the National Rural Telecommunications Council (NRTC), UCS is a leading provider of high-performance broadband to previously underserved rural communities. UCS selected ADTRAN's 10G fiber access portfolio to build and manage a flexible and highly-scalable network and ADTRAN's Mosaic Device Manager to better manage end-to-end performance. This deployment supports the bandwidth-intensive applications its members will rely on to lead fully connected lives in a global Gigabit Economy.
For over 80 years, UCS has focused on delivering reliable and affordable power to more than 62,000 residential and business customers, but high-quality and capacity-rich broadband had not previously been available to most of its region. UCS understands that multi-gigabit broadband is as important today as the electricity services it has historically delivered. By leveraging ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 (TA5000) multi-gigabit service platform for its fiber deployment, UCS is providing its members affordable high-speed internet options that support video streaming, smart homes, telemedicine and other emerging applications. This will enable the communities that UCS serves to drive economic development, support innovation and improve quality of life for the thousands of residents on UCS' network.
To increase operational efficiency and lower costs, UCS also implemented ADTRAN's Mosaic Device Manager. Mosaic Device Manager provides end-to-end provisioning of subscriber devices, performs remote troubleshooting, increases first call resolution and decreases the need for truck rolls. Its secure, cloud-based deployment model will easily scale to grow with UCS while providing flexibility regardless of location or CPE.
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