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October 15, 2020

DZS gets amped for RDOF by Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner

Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading

Staying true to the word of its new CEO, DZS (formerly Dasan Zhone) is entering the chase for the billions of dollars tied to the US Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).

Phase I auction of the RDOF opens for bidding October 29.

The network access vendor, now led by telecom industry vet Charlie Vogt, today introduced "RDOF Amplify!," a program designed to "sponsor and assist" RDOF recipients. Boiled down, it means DZS, which is touting US-based manufacturing located in Tampa, Florida, wants to be front and center as RDOF winners seek out fixed and mobile products and technologies to foot the bill in rural areas in need of broadband.