EAGLE-Net Alliance leverages AboveNet fiber to expand high bandwidth network in Denver
Date: Mon, 03/19/2012 - 14:34
AboveNet, Inc., a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, announced it is providing fiber optic infrastructure to the EAGLE-Net Alliance(EAGLE-Net) in Denver. The relationship will enhance EAGLE-Net's established high-bandwidth infrastructure across Colorado
Brett Johnson, VP Business Development, AboveNet Communications, at NetEvents EMEA Press and Analyst Summit, Garmisch, Germany
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AboveNet's agreement with EAGLE-Net provides EAGLE-Net with private use of 210 route miles of fiber in the Denver metro area, including a metro fiber ring that enables connections to major peering sites in Denver. The relationship also will enable EAGLE-Net to fulfill part of the requirements set forth by the $100.6 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) infrastructure grant that was awarded in September 2010.
EAGLE-Net is a Colorado intergovernmental entity which operates a cost-sharing cooperative that will deliver a carrier-quality broadband network to more than 230 community anchor institutions. EAGLE-Net is building a sustainable network to better connect education, libraries, government and health care facilities statewide. EAGLE-Net also provides commodity Internet services with access to advanced research and education networks.
"AboveNet continues to work with partners like EAGLE-Net to deliver high performance network capabilities to the Denver market," said Chris Machen, Director, Sales Engineering at AboveNet. "Specifically, the initiative will add fiber routes to extend from Denver into Colorado's Commerce City, Thornton, and the Broomfield areas."
This is a key agreement that allows EAGLE-Net to meet its targets to have a Colorado state-wide peering ring operational by second quarter of 2012. The selection of this route was procured through an evaluation of responses to RFP 107057-06, Colorado Denver Metro Peering Sites.
AboveNet connects to buildings containing more than 500 data centers. Its infrastructure includes 2.5 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 13,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.