My ADTRAN
RDOF

Planning For Your Success

RURAL DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY FUND

$20.4 billion in funding over a ten-year period to support broadband networks in rural communities across the country.

ADTRAN = Made in America


Founded and Headquartered in the US

Founded in 1986, Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama

Gigabit Communities Enabled

Our products and solutions are designed by US Engineers

In-House Manufacturing

Communications supplier with US-based manufacturing

Subscribers Connected

Fiber Access solutions that comply with USDA & RUS Buy American requirements

30+ YEARS OF
AMERICAN INNOVATION

ADTRAN has been driving American Innovation in Network Design, Manufacturing, Services, and Support for nearly four decades, and serves as a Trusted Partner to operators, service providers, municipalities and cooperatives across the globe.

The Total Access 5000 platform is the highest density 10G PON solution in the US market and serves as the foundation for the industry’s most comprehensive RDOF portfolio.



ADTRAN Broadband Access Solutions for RDOF


Fiber

Fiber Access

Advanced Fiber Access technologies, including ADTRAN's Combo PON, provide the capacity and flexibility to deliver gigabit and multigigabit broadband to support the full range of community use cases.

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Fixed Wireless

Fixed Wireless

Maximize your fiber deployments leveraging CBRS and mmWave fiber extension solutions to connect rural underserved markets rapidly, and jump-start smart city applications.

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Vectoring

Vectoring

Rapidly deploy 100+Mbps broadband over existing copper infrastructure, utilizing Vectored VDSL2 / SuperVectoring and sealed Fiber-to-the-Node / Cabinet (FTTN/FTTCab) solutions.

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Gfast

Gfast

Fiber extension technology delivering symmetric gigabit broadband utilizing existing infrastructure, such as phone or TV wiring, speeding time-to-market while lowering costs.

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ADTRAN Offers End-to-End, Turnkey Services for RDOF

PLAN

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Leverage ADTRAN's expertise in access products and solutions to support technology evaluation, network planning and RDOF proposal preparation.

MANAGE

CLOUD & MANAGED SERVICES

Cloud Services provide solutions for network and service analytics, audits, insights and automation.

Managed Services allows to outsource network operation, so you can focus on business growth and subscriber experience.

IMPLEMENT

NETWORK IMPLEMENTATION

Provides speed and scale to plan, engineer and build fiber and fixed wireless networks, enabling RDOF Applicants to deliver best-in-class networks with accelerated go-to-market.

SUPPORT

MAINTENANCE SERVICES

Access to expert engineers who take the lead in maintaining network equipment and software.

Priority technical support, advanced replacement, software maintenance and training.

ADTRAN End-to-End Solutions for RDOF

Our best-in-breed solutions allow service providers to invest their scarce resources in connecting their communities, build their brand and monetize their fiber networks, rather than expending resources managing their networks and scrambling to cope with unforeseen subscriber demands.


FIBER ACCESS

ADTRAN helps build full fiber networks leveraging PON technologies that deliver gigabit access to homes, businesses, and for infrastructure backhaul.

CONNECTED HOME

Our suite of residential CPE includes our latest Wi-Fi 5/6 service delivery gateways, SmartRG gateways, cloud-based management tools, and Mesh Wi-Fi.

SOFTWARE

Managing your network can be complex. Mosaic One simplifies it - with a single interface view of deployed devices with greater opportunity to improve your subscriber experience.

SERVICES

ADTRAN serves as your trusted partner offering turnkey end-to-end Services, speeding time to market, maximizing network performance, and enabling you to transform your community vision into reality.

RDOF At-a-Glance

Reverse auction based, four performance tiers
[weighting on speed and latency]

6-Year Broadband Build Requirements

    40% 40% completion by end of year three of funding

    20% 20% for each subsequent year

    100% 100% complete by end of year six**

** Some additional time for construction is provided if the actual number of locations exceeds the FCC model’s number.

$20.4B over 10 years
in two Phases



Phase 1

$16B for census blocks unserved by 25/3 Mbps


Phase 2

$4.4B for unserved locations in partially served census blocks plus areas not won in Phase 1*


*The FCC indicated that it may revisit the Phase 2 budget after it has additional information gained from Phase 1.

Access Architectures Provide Solution Options
for all RDOF Performance Tiers


FWA Network

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Performance Tier Speed Monthly Usage Allowance Weight
Minimum ≥ 25/3 Mbps ≥ 250 GB or U.S. average, whichever is higher 50
Baseline ≥ 50/5 Mbps ≥ 250 GB or U.S. average, whichever is higher 35
Above Baseline ≥ 100/20 Mbps ≥ 2 TB 20
Gigabit ≥ 1 Gbps/500 Mbps ≥ 2 TB 0


Latency Requirement Weight
Low Latency ≤ 100 ms 0
High Latency ≤ 750 ms & MOS ≥ 4 40

ENSURING YOUR SUCCESS

ADTRAN is committed to helping every step of the way in pursuing RDOF support.

To ensure successful project planning and network rollouts, we have partnered with leading experts in bid strategy and project development, application preparation, network design planning, and countless other areas that provide the complete ecosystem of products and services needed to build a broadband network.

RDOF Background

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) is a federal funding program expected to allocate $20.4 billion over 10 years toward subsidizing rural broadband networks

The program is planned for implementation upon expiration of the Connect America Fund phase II (CAF-2) program in 2021, hence RDOF is also informally known as CAF-3.

Delivering Competitive Broadband

The RDOF seeks to encourage the deployment of networks that will stand the test of time, placing the highest value on those providing gigabit connections. It requires winning bidders in Phase I to offer the supported broadband and voice service to all eligible homes and small businesses within the awarded areas.

Structure and Schedule

The RDOF will target areas that lack access to 25/3 Mbps broadband services in two phases. During Phase 1 up to $16B will be auctioned for high-cost areas (census blocks) where there is no 25/3 Mbps service at all according to the Form 477 data. The Phase 1 auction will occur in 2020, with the subsidies commencing in 2021.

CONTACT US FOR ASSISTANCE

ADTRAN offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of broadband access solutions available for the RDOF program, capable of addressing a wide range of geographies, network topologies, and subscriber densities.

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