barn-347364_1280The NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America, has a new member. MRV Communications ™, Inc. announced today they recently joined NTCA and look forward to working together to drive economic development within rural America.

MRV has the reputation of delivering best-in-class packet and optical solutions for mission critical networks for over 25 years. After helping over 370 service providers, many in rural geographies, to meet the ever-changing needs of their customer base, joining NTCA was an easy decision and a great step forward in their commitment to serve rural communities.

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 12.33.29 PM“Joining the NTCA is indicative of our continued success serving the independent provider community,” said Scott St. John, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Service for MRV Communications. “Most recently, MRV has partnered with an independent telecom provider to build a 100G packet-optical transport network to meet the needs of its metro and rural customers. Based on a modular, pay-as-you-grow platform, its 100G network allows for effortless scalability to address growth demands in the future. MRV also simplified the company’s network operations by enabling the ability to easily monitor, measure and report service performance on each network segment, and display a graphical representation of service quality and SLA compliance. We look forward to assisting other telecommunication companies in similar ways with customized plans to meet their specific business needs.”

unnamed-3“NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is so pleased to have MRV Communications as a member of the association as they work to provide rural communities throughout the U.S. with advanced broadband services,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer, Shirley Bloomfield. “Those services make a difference in education, public safety and economic development for the communities they serve. We look forward to partnering with MRV to ensure a bright broadband future for all Americans.”

Together MRV and NTCA will help bridge the digital divide and open doors of opportunity and growth for rural communities across the country. For more information on how MRV’s end-to-end solution enabled a rural service provider to expand their network and service offerings, visit: