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MegaPath Partners with ADTRAN to Deliver Nation’s Largest Ethernet Footprint

Optimized Service Enables Speeds up to 400 Mbps

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (September 7, 2011) -- ADTRAN©, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that MegaPath, one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, and security services in North America, has partnered with ADTRAN for the nationwide expansion of its Ethernet network. MegaPath has over 200 central offices currently in service with plans to offer services in a total of 400 central offices by the end of 2011 and more than 680 central offices by June 2012. This will make MegaPath the single largest nationwide Ethernet services provider.

“Our goal is to provide our customers with a state-of-the-art network offering the services and speeds our customers need to support access to a wide variety of applications,” said Aamir Hussain, SVP Chief Technology Officer, MegaPath. “ADTRAN is a market leader and is enabling us to push the technology envelope, while maintaining the reliability and Quality of Service standards that are paramount to our customers.”

Utilizing ADTRAN’s flagship product, the Total Access 5000, in conjunction with ADTRAN’s extensive portfolio of customer premises equipment, MegaPath is now able to offer an Ethernet delivery portfolio that is unrivaled in the industry. Beyond the current rollout of Ethernet over Copper services, ADTRAN’s optimized EFM and VDSL2 bonding solutions will enable MegaPath to deliver up to 100 Mbps symmetric services, while simultaneously offering download speeds in excess of 400 Mbps. For customer facilities that fiber cannot effectively reach, MegaPath is Ethernet-enabling its entire network with technology that scales to provide a wide range of customer applications and options. As a result of this project, MegaPath will deploy a number of business services including high-speed Internet access, MPLS networking, multi-site IP VPN and private data networking for large corporations.

“We are providing MegaPath with a groundbreaking way of delivering Ethernet with rates that were previously unachievable,” said P. Steven Locke, Vice President of Sales, service providers, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “By utilizing the total breadth of ADTRAN’s Ethernet portfolio, MegaPath is able to uniquely meet their customers’ needs for high-speed business services and cloud connectivity.”

About MegaPath Inc. 
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, and security services for small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises nationwide and wholesale solutions to the carrier and service provider markets through one of the largest end-to-end networks in the country. MegaPath helps businesses of all sizes easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees, and business partners to lower costs, increase security, and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath’s managed IP data, voice, and security services, please visit www.megapath.com or call 1-877-MegaPath (1-877-634-2728).

About ADTRAN
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communication equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions. ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information, contact the company at 1-800-9ADTRAN (1-800-923-8726) or via email at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.

MegaPath Media Contact:
Tony Welz
Welz & Weisel Communications
703-877-8101
tony@w2comm.com

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