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Telco Systems Brings Metro Ethernet to the Cornhusker State


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May 22, 2012

Telco Systems Brings Metro Ethernet to the Cornhusker State

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Web Editor

In today’s world of high technology and fast-paced telecommunications, connectivity is extremely important. Perhaps more importantly, it’s the right kind of connectivity that matters, as consumers and businesses alike demand high-speed data transmission no matter where they are. To meet these needs, the state of Nebraska has opted to install metro Ethernet services in the Cornhusker State.

The money for this deployment will come, in part, from federal stimulus funds. A grant of approximately $11.5 million has been made possible by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration. The remaining money will be provided by the group known as NebraskaLink, an assemblage of seven Nebraska telephone companies.

NebraskaLink has selected Telco Systems (News - Alert) to implement the metro Ethernet services across the state, adding to the more than 100 schools, colleges and universities that are already part of the end-to-end fiber-optic network. The new additions will include community institutions, businesses, mobile operators, service providers, hospitals, medical clinics, public safety services, and government buildings. The goal is to provide broadband services in order to best serve residents of Nebraska and their increasing broadband needs.

“Our MEF (News - Alert) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 compliant Metro Ethernet portfolio enables NebraskaLink to offer a service-centric network with new levels of capacity, scalability and reliability while ensuring cost-efficiency and competitiveness with other providers in the state,” said Reini Florin, vice president of sales, USA and Canada, for Telco Systems in a press release. “Using our solution, NebraskaLink can offer new broadband business and wholesale services to address their customers’ growing needs for cost-effective, fiber-based, high-speed connectivity across the entire State of Nebraska.”

Telco systems will use its T-Metro aggregation switches to offer up to 1 Gbps to mobile backhaul operators, businesses, and schools, and its 10 GbE network will ensure reliable, available Ethernet services throughout the state.

Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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