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Cable Technology Feature Article

April 30, 2010

RUS Acceptance Enables ADC to Serve Rural Areas in the U.S.

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

ADC (News - Alert), the provider of connections for wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast and enterprise networks around the globe, revealed that the Rural Utilities Service, or "RUS," agency has accepted ADC's ClearGain Tower-mounted and Ground-mounted Amplifiers.

The acceptance enables products from ADC to be utilized in the broadband services expansion to underserved and rural communities. ADC will be showcasing the ClearGain Amplifiers at their booth during the RCA Annual Convention and Exhibition on April 28-29 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Signal quality is enhanced by the Tower-mounted Amplifiers, or "TMAs," and Ground-mounted Amplifiers increase the uplink signal of a mobile system. This counteracts the signal loss in signal strength that happens when the signal is passed via the coaxial feeder cable to the base transceiver station found at tower's base.

This is carried out with the least noise contribution which results in a boost in receiver performance and improvement in overall coverage. With the service quality enhancements, mobile subscribers are now able to make more and longer calls, and complete calls successfully in an expanded geographic area. Service providers can increase profit with it.

A lot of RUS listed products are offered by ADC to carriers that provide service to rural areas in the U.S. and those looking for funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or "ARRA," of 2009. With the acceptance of the ADC solutions, service providers looking from RUS funding can now recommend the utilization of these products in applications they fill out and submit to the loans and grants in RUS agency.

Mostly all of ADC's fiber portfolio are included on the RUS list, such as the Next-Generation Frames, OmniReach Multiport Service Terminals and fiber hardened drop cables, FiberGuide Fiber Management Systems, and OmniReach Fiber Access Terminals and Fiber Distribution Hubs.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha's article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire