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ADTRAN and Ting Internet Perform Smart Gigabit Magic for In-Home Healthcare


ADTRAN partner, Ting Internet, works with MAGIC (Mid-Atlantic Gigabit
Innovation Collaboratory) to advance healthcare delivery
FTTH and smart home technology

, (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open
networking solutions, today announced that through its highly successful Enabling
Communities, Connecting Lives
program, it is empowering Ting
Internet to deliver gigabit connectivity throughout its Mid-Atlantic and
Southeast territory, including its recent rollout in Westminster,
Maryland. Through a project with the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation
Collaboratory (MAGIC) Smart Homes in Westminster, Ting is helping to
provide gigabit broadband to two MAGIC Smart Homes for individuals
living with disabilities in Carroll County, Maryland. These
extraordinary MAGIC Smart Homes will have sensors installed that can
collect health measurements, as well as behavioral data that will help
health specialists draw conclusions about how to improve quality of life
and ensure safety inside the home. The intelligent MAGIC Smart Homes
move "smart homes" well beyond a concept to a reality that will help
improve lives and enable individuals to "age in place."

"Applying smart home technology to healthcare monitoring will help us
improve the quality of life, ensure safety in the home, and provide much
needed medical data to our community's health providers," said Dr.
Robert Wack of MAGIC. "Ting Internet's and ADTRAN's roles in helping to
develop a scalable fiber network to Westminster ensure the routing of
this health data is highly secure, reliable and instantaneous."

MAGIC has developed the Smart Home project as an innovative
collaboration utilizing broadband-enabled technologies in a residential
setting. The homes will gather a wide variety of data, provide
intelligent monitoring, analysis and alerts as well as enable remote
healthcare to make a measurable positive impact on the quality of life
for residents. The MAGIC Smart Home project aims to combine telemedicine
and patient data collected to decrease emergency department visits,
unplanned medical appointments and staff time spent on non-scheduled
medical care for fragile-health populations.

"As we continue to expand our service area, having the opportunity to
witness first-hand how gigabit speeds can impact an individual's quality
of life in every aspect has been eye-opening," said Adam Eisner, VP of
networks at Ting Internet. "The applications that are benefiting from
gigabit speeds continue to push the limits and do what traditionally was
thought to be unachievable. The lives that the MAGIC Smart Home project
is improving are proof of how broadband transforms communities."

Two residential homes for adults with intellectual disabilities will be
connected through a variety of sensors to an intelligent integration
platform, which will collect data, analyze, report and alert in real
time. For patients with chronic health conditions, this technology
allows for daily monitoring of vital signs that can be securely uploaded
to their primary care physician. If needed, a secure connection across
the network supports a video-enabled physician visit without the patient
needing to leave their home. The system also provides administrative
support to staff while still performing typical smart home functions
with mechanical system and appliance management.

"Communities are transformed when high-speed internet enters their city
limits, and the benefits to education and business are certainly
impactful. This use case also delves into new territory," said Brian
Efimetz, senior director of sales for SP North at ADTRAN. "Providing the
broadband access to support the level of connected sensors and devices
necessary to monitor and ultimately improve patients' health – that is
very exciting to be a part of."


ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment. 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
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