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ARRIS Offers Support to Cable Operators Applying for Broadband Stimulus Funding
SUWANEE, Ga., May 28, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) announced today a complete offering to assist cable operators in preparing their applications for Broadband Stimulus funds through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) program. The recently-announced American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) contains provisions that encourage cable operators to apply for grants, loans and guarantees to assist them in deploying un-served and under-served communities for broadband access.

ARRIS, a supplier of broadband access equipment with over 50 years of experience designing and deploying hardware and software solutions, offers a comprehensive portfolio that enables broadband operators to build wireline and wireless infrastructures and support broadband services that fully meet the requirements and intent of the ARRA's broadband provisions. ARRIS also offers comprehensive services to operators in preparing and submitting their applications to the Department of Agriculture for access to the RUS funding. These services include:

    --  Eligibility assessment - A streamlined process, utilizing ARRIS-retained
        external expert resources to quickly determine an operator's
        probability of success to receive a grant or loan by virtue of location,
        broadband access in the area, and/or other criteria
    --  Creation of a suitable business plan and market analysis - a
        comprehensive review and plan are required for submission and must
        outline potential subscriber  take rates,  pricing models,
        market-by-market projections, and ROI analysis
    --  Technical and network planning - assistance with architectural design,
        resource requirements, equipment needs, and project implementation plans
    --  Technical solution delivery, logistical engineering and integration
        expertise
    --  Ongoing project management support

Upon completion of the necessary financial, technical and logistical review, the operator submits the application to USDA/RUS.

To take the next step toward expanding your business operations and determine if your proposal qualifies for Broadband Stimulus funds, please call your ARRIS sales representative or visit: http://www.arrisi.com/solutions/bbstimulus/index.asp

About ARRIS

ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of 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, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Chicago IL; State College, PA; Beaverton, OR; Wallingford, CT; 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.

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