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Hitachi Cable's Singlemode Outside Plant Fiber Optic Cables Receives RUS Acceptance

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Manchester, NH April 2002: Hitachi Cable Manchester, Inc.'s line of armored and unarmored singlemode outside plant fiber optic cables have been listed by the USDA for use in rural utilities service (RUS) applications. Hitachi Cable's single and dual jacket outside plant cables are fully water-blocked and suitable for inter-building installations in lashed aerial, duct, and underground conduit environments where fiber counts of 6 to 288 are required. Optional corrugated steel armoring is available for additional protection under harsh conditions and/or for use in direct burial applications.

The following excerpt from the USDA homepage provides additional background on the history and directives of the RUS program,

"Electricity, telephone, water and waste disposal services have been taken for granted in American cities since at least the 1920's. But if you lived in a rural area only 60 years ago, chances are you went without these necessities of modern life and high standard of living they make possible.

Modern utilities came to rural America through some of the most successful government initiatives in American history, carried out through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) working with rural cooperatives, nonprofit associations, public bodies, and for-profit utilities. Today, USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) carries on this tradition helping rural utilities expand and keep their technology up to date, helping establish new and vital services such as distance learning and telemedicine.

The public-private partnership which is forged between RUS and these industries results in billions of dollars in rural infrastructure development and creates thousands of jobs for the American economy."

Refer to the USDA web site ( for more information on RUS material and construction listings.

To learn more about other Hitachi Cable products, visit the company website at

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