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South Valley Internet expands Adtran partnership to “gigafy” its communities

ISP bridges the digital divide for every resident and business

Adtran®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation multigigabit fiber access and fiber extension solutions, today announced that South Valley Internet (SVI) has selected both the Adtran 10Gbit/s fiber access and 60GHz mesh mmWave solutions to deliver high-value services and “gigafy” the communities of Morgan Hill, Gilroy, San Martin and Hollister in the South Valley region of California. Residents in this area largely work in the high-tech hub of Silicon Valley, home to the world’s largest technology companies and innovative startups. Adtran’s solutions enable SVI to remain a competitive communications provider and meet these demanding subscribers’ expectations for reliable, high-speed broadband service.

The terrain around the South Valley region is at times hilly and narrow, presenting several topographical challenges to internet service providers looking to implement fixed wireless solutions. SVI turned to its long-standing technology partner Adtran and its 60GHz mesh mmWave solution to complement its existing fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network and expand service coverage. The Adtran MetNet 60Gbit/s solution is built on the industry’s first flexible self-organizing and optimizing network (SON) technology, enabling SVI to rapidly roll-out gigabit connectivity to its customers in areas where the business case for fiber is challenging.

Since installation, the Adtran MetNet 60Gbit/s solution has been running flawlessly.
Elise Brentnall, president & COO of South Valley Internet

The innovative service provider had already deployed the Adtran Total Access 5000 10Gbit/s fiber access platform to deliver symmetrical gigabit services to anchor customers. SVI is now leveraging Adtran’s gigabit-ready 60GHz mesh mmWave solution to build on the successful partnership it developed with Adtran over the past year. The new offering furthers the local ISP’s mission to “gigafy” the region by delivering reliable internet speeds.

“For families across the South Valley, connectivity needs have changed significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic, both for work and education,” said Elise Brentnall, president and COO of South Valley Internet. “Since installation, the Adtran MetNet 60Gbit/s solution has been running flawlessly. Recently, when service went down across our region, the fixed wireless service delivered by Adtran stayed up. While other customers are experiencing the frustration of a city-wide internet outage, SVI customers were unaffected. It is a real boost for us and our mission to provide customers with the best internet and phone service possible.”

“South Valley Internet is building a network that will serve the evolving needs of its customers and we are thrilled to have been able to meet and exceed their product and partnership expectations,” said Craig Stein, SVP of sales at Adtran. “The powerful combination of our fiber access, fiber extension and cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions ensures that every connection, for every customer, is optimized to deliver amazing broadband experiences.”