By Christine Newman, Senior Account Manager

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission authorized 10 telecommunications carriers (AT&T, Cincinnati Bell, CenturyLink, Consolidated Communications, Fairpoint Communications, Frontier Communications, Hawaiian Telcom, Micronesian Telecom, Verizon and Windstream Communications) to receive nearly $9 billion for rural broadband deployment projects via Phase II of the Connect America Fund.

Together with the carrier’s own investment, the project is delivering faster broadband speeds to nearly 7.3 million rural / underserved consumers and businesses in 45 states over the next six years.

Broadband OEM Inventory and Delivery Problems

In order to maintain their funding, these Tier 1 telecoms are required to meet a federally mandated project implementation timetable.

But the traditional broadband equipment OEMs are plagued with inventory and delivery problems, potentially jeopardizing these telecoms’ federal funding.

In stark contrast, inventory is widely available from secondary hardware markets offering same- or next-day delivery of the same high demand current- and previous-generation telecommunications equipment.

Worldwide Supply, the leading global secondary market equipment and service provider, is actively supplying Tier I telecom carriers with new and / or pre-owned, fully-guaranteed telecommunications products.

As a result, our Tier 1 customers’ CAF-II installations are both on time and under budget.

The Leading Third Party CAF-II Broadband Product Specialist

Using its global network of more than 400 shipping locations, Worldwide Supply has sourced the most popular Connect America Fund – Phase II telecom products and has extensive inventory available immediately.

Some of our CAF critical-demand broadband hardware products include:


Calix E5 | Calix E7 | Calix B6


Adtran TA5000 |   Adtran Opti Series


Alcatel 7300 ISAM   |   Alcatel 7750 Service Router   |   Alcatel 7700/7800/8000

Sell Your Excess or Depreciated Broadband Assets

While you can purchase, rent or consign broadband equipment from us, why not also decrease your bottom line even further by selling your obsolete hardware to us?

  • We offer some of the highest market values paid in the industry.
  • You can turn excess or depreciated assets into working capital.
  • WWS offers trade-in and consignment programs.
  • We handle onsite inventory inspection, valuation, break-down, packaging and shipping.

Our NetGuard Professional Services Team Will Maintain Your Coast-to-Coast Network

With a third party maintenance program like NetGuard Maintenance, your telecom maintenance, repair and replacement part needs are all managed by a single entity who understands your entire broadband system—not just one segment of your network.

Work With a Telecom Specialist Who Understands Implementation Urgency

It’s time to put an end to broadband equipment OEM shipment delays, depleted inventory levels and critical order cancellations.

At Worldwide Supply, you will enjoy markedly better service and higher quality products—all at a significantly lower cost.

Our nationwide Connect America Fund project team looks forward to working with you.

Get in touch with a Worldwide Supply CAF specialist based in the geographic area of your project by emailing or calling 888.328.2266.

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