BUSINESS WIRE via StimulatingBroadband.com 10/06/09 - Livermore, Ca Alloptic, a global leader in the development of RFoG (RF over Glass) and passive optical networking (PON) solutions for CATV, telecom, and private network operators worldwide, today announced that it has received USDA Rural Development acceptance for its RFoG products, including its industry leading MicroNode™ RFoG ONUs, Return Path Receivers and Transmitters, and its EDFA and DCF optical amplifiers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) provides low-interest financing to rural telephone companies for telecommunications infrastructure in smaller communities throughout the United States.
In addition, the USDA administers a technical acceptance process to ensure that products will perform well in these networks before including them in their List of Acceptable Materials. Products may also conform to a “Buy American” provision that indicates the United States as the source. Alloptic products have met all of the necessary RUS requirements to satisfy both technical and “Buy American” listing requirements.
Listed products are qualified to receive financing on projects funded by the Rural Telecom Infrastructure and the Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Programs. RUS listing also qualifies Alloptic products for deployment under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Within the ARRA, RUS is managing the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP), with a total of $2.5 billion to be awarded to build broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved rural areas.
“Alloptic was the first EPON equipment vendor to receive USDA Rural Development acceptance and is very proud to now have our complete EPON and RFoG product lines on the USDA List of Acceptable Materials,” says Shane Eleniak, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Alloptic.
“Alloptic has a long-standing commitment to support broadband initiatives in rural America. FTTx technologies like RFoG and EPON are the most cost effective approaches to extending broadband services to residential and commercial subscribers. We look forward to helping RUS-funded network operators as they extend broadband services across their customer base.”
About Alloptic, Inc.
Alloptic develops and delivers optical access solutions that enable CATV, telecom, and private network operators to offer converged, communications, entertainment, security, and automation services for both businesses and residential customers. The company is the clear market leader in RF over glass (RFoG) solutions and worldwide deployments. Alloptic’s history of innovation dates back to its founding in 1999, including numerous passive optical network (PON) patents worldwide that have fundamentally advanced the capabilities and performance of passive optical-based networks.
Headquartered in Livermore, CA, Alloptic has customers in 20 countries spanning 6 continents. These customers benefit from state-of-the-art products with unique attributes that drive revenue through improved bandwidth utilization and support for next-generation service offerings, and that minimize capital and operating expenditures and deployment schedules through seamless migration into the existing network and back-office infrastructure. StimulatingBroadband.com