ADTRAN – a provider of next-gen multi-gigabit fiber and fiber-extension broadband access solutions – announced that New Lisbon Telephone Company (NLTC) subsidiaries New Lisbon Broadband and Communications (NLBC) and Pennsylvania Telephone Company (PTC) are leveraging its portfolio of fiber access solutions. This rollout is designed to bring “high-quality” broadband services to subscribers.
The groups will specifically deploy ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 10G fiber-access platform and Combo PON (passive optical networking) technology to modernize existing “brownfield” fiber networks. The installations are expected to deliver Gigabit-capable PON (passive optical networking) and multi-GB X65-PON FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) over a single, common optical distribution network that supports transitions to 10-Gbps speeds. ADTRAN’s TA5000 platform is part of the company’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) portfolio.
NLBC is a RDOF winner out of eastern and central Indiana, while PTC is a recent acquisition of NLTC that provides services in central Pennsylvania.