Jackson Energy Goes Gigabit With Adtran

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced as part of its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program, that Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) has selected ADTRAN's advanced Gigabit service architecture to deliver next-generation broadband across one of the nation's largest public Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks.

With more than 18,000 endpoints in its network, JEA is making Gigabit service available to a greater number of residential and business customers than any of the broadband, cable and competitive providers in Jackson, Tenn. JEA’s Gigabit service offering will play a crucial role in stimulating economic development and transforming the Jackson community by attracting new businesses and industries that have a strong need for high-speed fibre broadband infrastructure.

An early adopter of fibre technology, JEA first deployed its FTTH network over a decade ago, when competitors were still laying down copper. While west Tennessee has historically been an agricultural region, JEA understood early on that deploying fibre could support the community’s evolution into a globally connected commercial centre. The area has already seen economic and business growth from a cross section of industries, with Gigabit services looking to benefit several specific market segments including manufacturing, education, healthcare, retail and residential services.

Adtran Inc. (Nasdaq: ADTN)

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