Sunflower Broadband Launches DOCSIS(R) 3.0 High Speed Data Service in Kansas with ARRIS Wideband Modems

Jan 05, 2010, 13:00 ET from ARRIS

SUWANEE, Ga., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) announced today that Sunflower Broadband, an MSO serving the state of Kansas, has deployed ARRIS Touchstone® WBM 750 wideband modem service to customers in Lawrence, Eudora and other rural Kansas communities. Sunflower Broadband plans to complete its DOCSIS 3.0 rollout to the remainder of its systems by the end of first quarter 2010.

"We are very happy with our decision to launch DOCSIS 3.0 service using the ARRIS Touchstone Wideband Modem," said Rod Kutemeier, Sunflower's General Manager. "We first deployed these devices in August, 2009, and have seen excellent performance in the field. ARRIS has shined on both fulfillment and product quality for Sunflower Broadband."

About ARRIS

ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver, reliable telephony, demand driven video, next-generation advertising and high-speed data services. Headquartered in Suwanee, GA, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Beaverton, Wallingford, Cork, Ireland and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com.

About Sunflower Broadband

Sunflower Broadband is an independent multi-service operator founded in 1969 which provides digital television, high-speed Internet access, and local and long distance telephone services to communities in Northeast Kansas. Sunflower Broadband is a division of The World Company, a news and media communications company headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas.

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