Arris Gets 'Buy American' Label

Receives US Department of Agriculture RUS Acceptance for its Docsis 3.0 C4 CMTS and Touchstone customer premises equipment

April 28, 2010

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SUWANEE, Ga. -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that it has received US Department of Agriculture (USDA) RUS Acceptance for its DOCSIS® 3.0 C4® CMTS and Touchstone® Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) suite of devices, as well as its Segmentable Hybrid Fiber Coax infrastructure platform. Cable operators who have been granted USDA Rural Utility Service (RUS) grants to wire un-served or under-served rural areas for broadband can now implement their plans using ARRIS RUS-accepted products and solutions. The ARRIS C4 CMTS, along with the Touchstone E-MTAs and modems, create a new DOCSIS 3.0 category of RUS-accepted equipment.

“ARRIS is the first equipment manufacturer to have a DOCSIS 3.0 standard solution accepted by the USDA RUS,” said Liz Zucco, President of MarketSYS USA, Inc. "Companies planning on using funds from the USDA RUS Broadband Loan Program must consult the USDA’s “List of Acceptable Materials” and select equipment from Buy American companies, like ARRIS, whose solutions have been RUS-accepted."

The following ARRIS Broadband Business and Residential Voice & High Speed Data solutions are now RUS accepted and available for purchase from ARRIS:

• The ARRIS DOCSIS 3.0 C4 CMTS platform
• Touchstone DOCSIS 3.0 Customer Premises Equipment (Wideband voice and data )
• The ARRIS Segmentable HFC Solution, which includes:

  • o CHP CORView™ Software, Transmitters and Receivers
    o Other CHP Transmitters and Receivers
    o Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers, optical passives couplers and splitters
    o Opti Max™ strand mount and cabinet-styIe nodes
    o Flex Max™ Line extenders, Bridgers, and Trunk Amplifiers
    o ARRIS line of Regal® Multi- Taps, Line Passives, and Line Splitters
    o RF Communications Drop and Bypass Amplifiers
    o Digicon® Drop Connectors, Compression Tools and Installation Accessories

All of these products will appear in the updated RUS “List of Acceptable Materials”.

Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS)

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