, (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Kevin Morgan, director of marketing communications for ADTRAN, has been elected 2014 vice chairman of the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas Board of Directors. Morgan’s recent appointment reaffirms ADTRAN’s commitment to advancing the fiber technology and standards that enable service providers across America to simplify the delivery of advanced, bandwidth-rich services.
The FTTH Council Americas is a non-profit association consisting of approximately 300 companies and organizations, and is devoted to expanding the availability of ultra-high speed broadband. The Council strives to increase deployment of all fiber access networks by showcasing the value of fiber-enabled applications and solutions for service providers and their customers, as well as stimulating economic development and improving the customer’s quality of life.
“ADTRAN has a strong commitment to leading industry standards and forums in an effort to advance the application of communication technology on a global basis,” said Gary Bolton, vice president of global marketing for ADTRAN. “Kevin’s extensive industry experience and strong track record for building consensus on key issues surrounding FTTH make him an excellent choice for leadership as vice chairman of the FTTH Council Americas. We congratulate Kevin and the FTTH Council on this appointment.”
“The FTTH Council is eager to continue our vision in 2014 as being the voice for ultra high-speed wireline broadband deployment throughout the Americas,” said Heather Gold, president of FTTH Council Americas. “We are pleased to work with Kevin in his new capacity as vice chairman and look forward to the insights and perspectives he will offer to the Council and the industry.”
The FTTH Council Americas is one of five organizations representing the FTTH industry around the world. Morgan will also serve as this year’s annual 2014 FTTH Conference and Expo chairman.