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Advanced Fibre Communications  (Stock symbol: AFCI ) Acquired by Tellabs (2004 $ 1,900,000,000)

1465 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) B J Cassin (Xidex Founder);  Cliff Higgerson (Vanguard Venture Partners) Brian Jackman (Tellabs Executive VP);  William L Keever (Vodafone CEO);  Martin Klitten (Chevron);  Dan Rasdal (SymmetriCom CEO);  Alex Sozonoff (HP)

Business description: Advanced Fibre Communications®, Inc. (AFC®) (Nasdaq: AFCI), is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of next-generation edge access equipment and multiservice broadband solutions for the telecommunications industry. AFC's comprehensive product portfolio provides carriers with true end-to-end solutions, including the delivery of the “triple play” – voice, video and high-speed Internet services over a single network infrastructure. AFC's product family consists of AccessMAX™ Integrated Multiservice Access Platforms (IMAPs), Telliant™ Central Office Multiservice Platforms, PremMAX™ Integrated Access Devices (IADs), TransMAX™ Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers (OADMs), Panorama™ Network Management Systems, ATLAS™ Professional Services, and the Sierra™ family of environmentally hardened outside plant cabinets and technologies.
Customers include: AmeritechGTEPac Bell;  EPM-Bogotá of Colombia;  Pembroke Telephone Company;  Project Mutual Telephone Cooperative;  TelMex;  TRICOM;  Twin Valley Telephone
Partners include: 3ComFrance TelecomVerizon

Ownership: Acquired by Tellabs (2004 $ 1,900,000,000)
Stock Symbol: AFCI
Angels/other VCs: Donald L Lucas (Sand Hill Financial)
Corporate investors: TellabsHarris Corporation

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Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1992
Headcount: 801-1000 as of Oct 2002
Ownership: Acquired by Tellabs (2004 $ 1,900,000,000)
Stock Symbol: AFCI