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Bolton to serve as Vice Chair to the Board of Directors

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(December 17, 2019)ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced VP of Global Marketing Gary Bolton has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Fiber Broadband Association’s Board of Directors for 2020 and Chairman for 2021.

Gary Bolton

“Congratulations to Gary and to all of our new and returning Board members,” Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa R. Youngers said. “I am thankful for their commitment to propelling deployment of all-fiber networks to better connect the world. I look forward to working closely with the Board to advance the Fiber Broadband Association’s mission in the years to come.”

ADTRAN has been a member of the Fiber Broadband Association since 2008, and during Bolton’s tenure, he has served two terms as treasurer, chaired the finance and audit committee, and has chaired the public policy and the marketing committees. In his role as vice chair of the association, Bolton will continue his commitment to the association and industry to facilitate the deployment of all-fiber access networks, fiber-enabled applications and solutions for economic development and enhancing quality of life.

“It’s an exciting time for the industry; we are going to see advanced technologies deployed that enable providers to offer competitive, revenue-generating services and enable communities to implement connected healthcare, education and smart city applications,” Bolton said. “I look forward to deepening my leadership in the Fiber Broadband Association, as our work is helping to accelerate access to broadband-rich applications that are improving the way people work, live and play.”

About the Fiber Broadband Association
The Fiber Broadband Association is the largest and only trade association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all- fiber-optic network infrastructure to the home, to the business and to everywhere. The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber optics while working with its members to lead the organization forward, collaborate with industry allies and propel the deployment of fiber networks. Since 2001, these companies, organizations and members have worked with communities and consumers in mind to build a better broadband future here and around the world. Learn more at

At ADTRAN, Inc., we believe amazing things happen when people connect. From the cloud edge to the subscriber edge, we help communications service providers around the world manage and scale services that connect people, places and things to advance human progress. Whether rural or urban, domestic or international, telco or cable, enterprise or residential—ADTRAN solutions optimize existing technology infrastructures and create new, multi-gigabit platforms that leverage cloud economics, data analytics, machine learning and open ecosystems—the future of global networking. Find more at, Linkedin and Twitter.