Metro Fiber Seeing Boosts Up to 100G

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When it comes to content, big data is driving all the traffic. According to a March 2014 article in the Wall Street Journal, more than 60 percent of Internet traffic growth comes from big data in metro networks.  For service providers, this steady growth places extra demands on the system. While fiber optic systems transmit information at the speed of light, that doesn’t mean they don’t get bogged down at signal switches, routers, and buffers. Read More

What Lies Beneath

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While 99 percent of all international communication flows through submarine cables, few people can visualize how this unique underworld appears. Currently, there are 263 cables, with 22 soon to be added, connecting New York, Singapore, Auckland, Cape Town, Paris and everything between. International telecommunications market research firm TeleGeography recently released information about these cables. Read More

On-Going Fiber Optic Debate at New York Joint Town Meeting

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While the 2014 calendar year is still young, all meetings this year at the Upstate New York Towns Association have focused on an over 250 mile fiber optic expansion throughout the rural Southern Tier New York region. In addition to town representatives, individuals from consultant group ECC Technology, the non-profit Southern Tier Network, and the Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board were on hand for the debate. Read More

MITCON Fiber Project

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In 1999, Midland, Michigan launched MITCON, a project designed to rebuild the Michigan Molecular Institutes IT platform. Since then, it has blossomed into an organization that provides technical support and service to more than 40 local non-profits, mainly human services and health agencies. Yet, this network has a major weakness. Read More

Federal Aid Helps Repair Damaged Fiber Optic Cables From Sandy

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Superstorm Sandy struck the east coast more than a year ago, but many companies are still working to replace and repair their infrastructure. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is North America’s largest transportation network. Its network spans 5,000 square miles and services 15.1 million people in New York City, Long Island, southeastern New York and Connecticut.  Read More

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