Intellifiber, whose new home is within PAETEC (news, filings), made another dent in the federal marketplace today. The Defense Information System Agency (DISA) has awarded the company a three year contract for key fiber connectivity to the Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC). The DECC provides computing, communications, and storage for other DoD services, agencies, and combatant commands, some of which surely involve rather important data streams.
More specifically, Intellifiber will construct dual and diverse laterals from its backbone into the DECC at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg PA, which lies to the west of Gettysburg and to the north of Hagerstown down in Maryland. They will also provide diverse wavelengths via DWDM to other DISA sites in Pennsylvania and Maryland for a solution that offers the redundancy the agency needs.
Intellifiber's dense footprint in the mid-Atlantic region gives them a leg up on a fair amount of federal business. In combination with the McLeodUSA fiber in the Midwest that is also now run by PAETEC, I suspect the amount of federal dollars they can shoot for has increased lately.