RDUP expands ADC's FTTX listing

August 24, 2006 -- The company's OmniReach hardened connectors and drop cables have been accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Utilities Program (RDUP) for use in telecommunications systems.

ADC, a supplier of infrastructure products for fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) networks, announced that its OmniReach hardened connectors and drop cables have been accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Utilities Program (RDUP) for use in telecommunications systems.

Acceptance by RDUP means that the products can be purchased and installed by rural carriers, using RDUP loans or grants. Through the program, the products will be used to bring improved, widespread broadband deployment to previously underserved rural communities.

In addition to ADC's OmniReach hardened connectors and drop cables, the RDUP has previously accepted the company's OmniReach fiber access terminals (FATs), fiber distribution hubs (FDHs), and multi-port service terminals (MSTs).

"We are pleased to play a key role in the expansion of rural economic development by providing best-in-class products for rural communities," comments Pat O'Brien, president of ADC's Global Connectivity Solutions unit. "Accelerating network upgrades in rural areas require deployments today, and the RDUP acceptance of our FTTX products allows rural carriers to meet the growing demand for advanced communications."

For a complete listing of ADC's RDUP-accepted products, visit www.adc.com/RDUP.


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