Several interesting news items recently on the metro side:
Rochester-based Fibertech picked up a key dark fiber contract in Columbus Ohio. They are helping Columbus State Community College build a disaster recover network, installing a dark fiber route between the main campus and the one in Delaware County. The underground route will allow the college to reliably mirror its storage and handle high traffic periods smoothly for 30,000 students and 2,500 employees. Most of Fibertech's networks are on the east coast, but it's easy to forget their Midwestern presence in Columbus and Indianapolis.
Out in Albuquerque, TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings) picked up another hospital contract. They will be providing 10GE service to the new Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho which is the latest, state-of-the-art hospital of Presbyterian Healthcare Services. The new pipe will hook them up to the network already serving the other 20 facilities throughout the state. I'm not sure 'Rust' is the best thing to put in your state-of-the-art hospital's name from a marketing standpoint, but what do I know. But a 10GE connection will carry one heck of a lot of medical data I think.
And MegaPath also had some success in the healthcare vertical. SunBridge Healthcare is using their Full T1 wireless internet access service both for doctors and for patients. They have already installed in 20 locations, with another 200 nationwide on the menu.
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