Member News

Washington Report, Volume 49, No. 26

NTCA Hosts Fly-In

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association members from six states attended a June 29, 2017, fly-in event in Washington, D.C.

Participants from Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Missouri, Minnesota and South Carolina will visit upward of 25 congressional offices during the fly-in to discuss issues affecting their businesses.

Future 2017 NTCA fly-ins are slated for July 18, October 27, November 28 and December 12.

$25,000 in Community Grants From ATMC

ATMC (Shallotte, N.C.) recently gave $25,000 in grants through Community Connections to 16 organizations dedicated to Brunswick County. This year’s recipients include education organizations, community service groups and a foundation that offers support and financial assistance to cancer patients, among many others.

Since 2006, ATMC has awarded over $500,000 in community and education grants to 328 programs.

Organizations receiving a portion of this year’s $25,000 include:


Huawei Releases 4.5G Experience-Driven Mobile Backhaul White Paper

Huawei recently released its “4.5G Experience-Driven Mobile Backhaul” white paper, which explains the 4.5G mobile backhaul solution and educates telecom operators on how to implement 4.5G services.

This is the first white paper in the industry to explain 4.5G mobile backhaul while instructing operators on how to launch 4.5G capabilities to achieve business success.


Zhone Technologies Releases More Compact MXK-F219

Zhone Technologies recently debuted the new MXK-F219, an aggregation platform 86% smaller than previous MXK-F models. This new model supports fiber-based triple play services and up to 160 Gbps of network interface capacity.

“We introduced the MXK-F219 to our series of aggregation platforms as part of a commitment to design equipment that will work for next-generation services,” said Eric Presworsky, Zhone’s chief technology officer. “This advanced platform is versatile and can be used for enterprise environments and service provider applications alike to optimize networks for future advancements.”