ADTRAN and EATEL Transform Louisiana Parishes with GIG Internet Service

New ultra-high speed broadband service supports economic growth and urban development in Southeastern Louisiana

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2015-- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, announced today that EATEL has joined the company’s Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program. EATEL is leveraging ADTRAN’s Gigabit broadband platform for its new GIG Internet service offering. Residents in Louisiana’s Ascension and Livingston Parishes can now experience one of the nation’s fastest broadband speeds with 1 Gigabit Ethernet Internet connections – 10 times faster than the typical Internet connection offered.

Gigabit broadband adoption is growing rapidly in communities all around the country as a means of enhancing the quality of life for residents and stimulating economic growth and urban development. With EATEL’s GIG Internet service, customers in Louisiana can now enjoy these benefits first hand. Residents are able to instantly connect to cloud services, video chat in real-time with friends and family and stream high-definition movies uninterrupted.

“A new generation growing up with multiple Internet devices in the home expects ultra-fast, broadband speed,” said Harris Miller, executive vice president of technology, EATEL. “ADTRAN is helping us satisfy this need for GIG Internet service with platforms that support simultaneous streaming of online content, games and other applications.”

“Gigabit broadband is changing the way we live, work and play. EATEL is providing a real benefit to the communities they support with innovative one Gigabit residential and business services today, and they are laying the groundwork for faster speeds up to 10G in the future,” said Mitch Fleming, vice president, service provider sales, ADTRAN. “ADTRAN believes that regardless of their location or city population, all communities can benefit from Gigabit broadband. We are committed to helping our customers deploy these transformative services so the communities they support can create a new economic future for themselves.”

ADTRAN’s Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program showcases how innovative technologies are being used in cities, towns and communities across the country to support economic growth and urban development. These communities are using ADTRAN’s world-class Wi-Fi and fiber-based Gigabit broadband and Cloud connectivity solutions to reinvigorate downtown business and residential districts, connect classrooms with other learning centers around the world, and help attract new companies seeking to relocate out of crowded urban centers.

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