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CHELTENHAM - August 17, 2004 - ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) today announced that network installation specialist Boston Networks Limited has been awarded KRONE Associate Installer status.

The UK-based wired and wireless networking specialist, a well-established contractor in the government, health and construction sectors, has achieved the premium status for meeting stringent industry service criteria. These include quality standards, training record and history of installation expertise. Boston Networks, which is headquartered in Glasgow, can now offer the full range of warranties as part of the PremisNET® portfolio of structured copper and fibre cabling systems.

Boston Networks' operations director, Scott McEwan explained: "Boston Networks has consistently delivered top quality for customers throughout the UK. 'Associate installer' status - on top of our other recent achievements - is testament to the high standards which we pride ourselves on and our firm commitment to customer satisfaction."

"We take a great deal of care to select only those companies whose work we can hand-on-heart recommend," said Nick Norris, sales director for KRONE in the United Kingdom. "The strength of the warranty we are offering through Boston Networks gives the end user a comprehensive assurance. Consequently, we need to know its work is the best. Boston Networks Limited has been rigorously examined and we are delighted to award it this hard-earned qualification."

About Boston Networks Limited
Boston Networks Limited ( is one of the UK's leading specialists in designing and deploying cutting-edge, innovative wired and wireless network infrastructures, for businesses and the public sector, throughout the UK. Boston Networks also has a SmartHomes division, focused on helping builders and developers add value to new residential property through the pre-installation of network cabling infrastructure.

With offices in Glasgow and Blackburn, Boston Networks has the backing of industry leaders such as Cisco and 3Com. Last year (2003) the company was acknowledged as the fastest growing network infrastructure provider in Scotland.

About ADC and KRONE
ADC completed its acquisition of the KRONE Group on May 18, 2004. ADC is a world leader in providing global network infrastructure products, services and software that enable the profitable delivery of high-speed Internet, data, video, and voice services over our customers' unique networks. ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) has sales into more than 100 countries. KRONE has served the industry as the leading manufacturer and supplier of fibre cabling, interconnection and distribution devices used in copper and fibre optic telecommunications and data networks. More information on KRONE is available at Learn more about ADC Telecommunications, Inc. at

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