USDA OKs Moto for FTTH

Motorola receives USDA rural development acceptance for fiber-to-the-home solutions

September 22, 2008

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has received acceptance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Program for Motorola’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON) fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solutions. This official listing gives telecom service providers access to Motorola’s field-proven solutions for the delivery of “triple play” (IPTV, RF video, broadband and quality IP and TDM voice) services, while qualifying for low-interest rural utilities service loans.

The goal of the USDA Rural Development program is to bring affordable broadband to all rural Americans and facilitates deployment of broadband by offering financial assistance to rural telecommunications providers. With the USDA Rural Development listing, rural telecommunications providers can now select Motorola’s FTTH solution that includes Motorola’s AXS2200 Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and ONT1400GT optical network terminal.

“Rural broadband customers are looking to their service providers for the same high-quality, ultra-fast broadband internet and high-quality, high-definition TV (HDTV) and entertainment services available to urban and suburban consumers today,” said Dr. George H. Simmons, corporate vice president and general manager, Access Networks Solutions, Motorola, Inc. “Placement on the USDA’s Rural Development listing will help rural telecom companies secure funding of Motorola’s proven GPON solution to enable the delivery of rich, personalized media experiences to their customers.”

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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