Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Broadband Stimulus Corporate Support Programs: JDSU Supports Rural Providers

PRNewswire via 09/01/09 - MILPITAS, CA JDSU, the JDS Uniphase Corporation, (NASDAQ: JDSU; TSX: JDU) today launched "Broadband@Work Across America," a campaign to help raise awareness and educate rural service providers on the technical issues and challenges that could impact their ability to successfully deploy broadband services in towns across the country.

he campaign is inspired by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provides $7.2 billion to accelerate broadband service deployment to rural and underserved regions in the nation. The first deadline for broadband stimulus grant applications was recently completed on August 20, 2009, and two more will be scheduled until all funding is awarded on September 30, 2010.

Broadband@Work Across America leverages JDSU's decades of expertise in broadband network test and management solutions as well as optical components and equipment, to help rural telecommunications providers use stimulus funds to deploy broadband services through fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), digital subscriber line (DSL), wireless, and hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) systems, among others.

JDSU's Broadband@Work Across America campaign will be featured at OSP Expo 2009 in Minneapolis, September 2-3, booth #508. JDSU will be exhibiting its leading broadband test and measurement solutions and displaying the new campaign theme, literature, special offers, giveaways and other supporting materials.

"With proper testing, rural telecommunications providers can avoid facing technical issues in their broadband deployments that cost time and money," said Dave Holly, president of JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "JDSU's Broadband@Work Across America campaign offers information, training and solutions to help providers deploy broadband services as quickly as possible."

JDSU has already created a Broadband@Work Across America brochure that offers tips for handling some of the technical issues providers face in deploying broadband services. The first in a series of free Webinars, "Broadband Stimulus Funds - What Technical Issues May Arise?" is scheduled for September 24, 2PM-3PM EDT.

About JDSU
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers.

JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications.
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