Wednesday, August 3, 2011

University of Illinois UC2B Project Picks ADTRAN

The University of Illinois and the cities of Champaign and Urbana have selected ADTRAN for the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) Broadband Stimulus project, which will bring FTTP services to local K-12 schools, low-income and underserved communities, business customers and Community Anchor Institutions. This is the first phase of the project and is planned to extend services to more than 10,000 residents in the area. ADTRAN will supply its Total Access 5000.

UC2Bis made possible by a $22.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The state of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) provided a $3.5 million grant and local public and private organizations added an additional $3.4 million to fund the project.

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