Corning Cable Systems has been granted U.S. Rural Development Utilities Program (RDUP, formerly RUS) acceptance for both its OptiTect Advantage and Premier Local Convergence Point (LCP) cabinets.
The company says the listing makes it the only manufacturer to have its complete series of LCP cabinets accepted by the RDUP. In addition to the OptiTect Cabinet family, the RDUP has also approved the company's Classic and Advantage series terminals and closures, OptiDrop pedestals, and SST-Drop, SOLO, and ALTOS cable families.
The RDUP, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, offers loans and grants in order to increase the rate of deployment of technology to small towns in rural areas. RDUP acceptance allows service providers to purchase accepted products with these funds.
The products are listed in the program's "List of Materials Acceptable for Use on Telecommunications Systems of RUS Borrowers." The complete list can be found at www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/index.htm.