ENABLENCE GAINS RUS ACCEPTANCE FOR BROADACCESS PLATFORM
May 5, 2011
Rural Utilities Service Acceptance of Enablence’s BroadAccess Platform Enables U.S. Service Providers to Bring High-Speed Broadband to Rural and Underserved Communities
Toronto, Canada – May 5, 2011 -- Enablence Technologies, Inc. (“Enablence” or the “Company”) (TSX: ENA-V), a leading supplier of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment for triple-play residential and business services and optical components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul markets, today announced it has received formal Rural Development (RD) Telecommunications acceptance from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its award-winning BroadAccess Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP). The RUS listing enables telecommunications service providers to access funding to promote the deployment of broadband services throughout the United States, with a special emphasis on rural and underserved areas. Both the BroadAccess 1000E and 300E have received this designation.
“RUS acceptance of the BroadAccess is an important step in assisting rural service providers to cost-effectively modernize and grow their legacy infrastructure,” said Mike Skubisz, President of Enablence Systems Division. “Enablence understands that in order to meet the goals of the United States Broadband plan as well as the broadband initiatives in the $7.2 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, service providers need access to a platform with superior performance and field proven reliability at an attractive price.”
Enablence’s BroadAccess is a high performance MSAP designed for the delivery of residential Triple-Play services and Carrier Ethernet business services. The BroadAccess 1000E and 300E offer unsurpassed flexibility, with support for a complete set of voice and IP broadband services over copper and fiber infrastructure. BroadAccess is a proven platform with millions of lines deployed worldwide, delivering highly reliable, bandwidth intensive services, enabling a competitive advantage. For more information, visit http://www.enablence.com/access/product-lines/broadaccess.
About Enablence Technologies Inc.
Enablence Technologies, Inc. (“the Company” or “Enablence”) is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures and sells fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment and multi-service access platforms for triple-play residential and business services and optical components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul markets to a global customer base. Enablence delivers a key portion of the infrastructure for next-generation telecommunication systems. The Company’s product lines address all three segments of optical networks: Access, connecting homes and businesses to the network; Metro, communication rings within large cities; and Long-haul, linking cities and continents. The Company’s Access solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across both copper and fiber-based network infrastructures.
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