Accedian Networks’ EtherNID, MetroNID and MetroNODE 10GE service assurance demarcation devices have been granted RUS Acceptance by the Technical Standards Committee “A” (Telecommunications) Advanced Services Division of the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service (RUS). The products will be included in the next update of the RUS List of Acceptable Materials.

RUS offers funding and low-cost loans to service providers investing in networks serving rural communities. Any carrier deploying networking infrastructure projects in market areas that meet the un-served or under-served criteria can apply for this funding. The RUS Acceptance granted to Accedian means service providers and carriers will now be able to apply RUS funding to the purchase of Accedian’s service assurance demarcation devices when used in networks serving these rural communities.

Designed for cellular hubs, aggregation nodes, and subscriber CPE, Accedian’s 1 Gigabit EtherNID and MetroNID demarcation devices provide carrier-grade demarcation within metro and access networks. They segment, monitor and bridge diverse networks, delivering high-density OAM and performance monitoring visibility. Accedian’s MetroNODE 10GE is an ultra low delay 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) demarcation and OAM aggregation node that was developed in response to the increasing demand for higher levels of accuracy and capacity in service performance monitoring equipment.

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