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ARRIS Renews Master Purchase Agreement with NCTC
ARRIS Touchstone CPE Portfolio Retains Exclusive NCTC Distribution Rights

SUWANEE, Ga., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) announced today that it has extended its long-standing relationship with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to supply NCTC members with end-to-end broadband access solutions through 2011. Under the agreement, ARRIS will be the exclusive supplier, through NCTC, of an expanded line of customer premises E-MTA equipment. NCTC is comprised of 950 member companies, serving over 26.7 million households in the United States.

"We are very pleased to announce the extension of our purchase agreement with ARRIS," said Richard Frey, NCTC VP and GM, Hardware. "Our membership has been successfully deploying ARRIS solutions in their systems for years and this new agreement provides members with more competitive prices on select E-MTAs and continues to provide members with ARRIS' highly regarded after-sales support, as they roll out carrier grade voice, video and high speed data service to their growing customer base."

"We are honored to have again been selected by the NCTC to supply them with our video, voice and data solutions, as well as to have been designated their exclusive E-MTA provider on selected models," said ARRIS SVP Sales Tim Gropp. "NCTC enables independent operators to provide their customers with the same level of service and features as their counterparts in markets served by larger MSOs. We look forward to continuing to supply NCTC membership with the products and expertise they need to offer their customers world-class service."

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ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and 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 carrier-grade telephony, network video processing, whole home video, demand driven video, next-generation advertising, network and workforce management solutions, access and transport architectures and ultra high-speed data services. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Kirkland, WA; State College, PA; Wallingford, CT; Waltham, MA; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at

About NCTC

The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for 950 member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the United States and its territories. 17 of the top 20 cable operators in the U.S. are NCTC members, who collectively serve over 26.7 million cable subscribers. NCTC is located in Lenexa, Kansas.