Tuesday Bytes: Empire, Ritter, Ciena, MdBC, Windstream

February 14th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Two FTTH projects, a middle mile upgrade, and some managed security:

Empire Access says it is taking its FTTH buildout to Vestal NY. They plan to bring fiber access to 2K homes and businesses in the city, a town of just less than 30K which sits along the Susquehanna River. Vestal is west of Binghamton in the state’s southern Tier.

Ritter Communications has completed an expansion build in Ripley TN. The $900K project makes XGS-PON technology to power its FTTH offerings in Ripley, a town of about 8,000 people which sits to the northwest of Memphis. Ritter started turning up customers in December.

Ciena’s transport gear will be getting a workout in its MidAtlantic home turf. The Maryland Broadband Cooperative is leveraging tech from Ciena to upgrade its statewide middle-mile network. The upgrade will make 400G links available to MdBC’s 80 members, which include regional networ operators and service providers as well as government and educational organizations.

And Windstream has rolled out a comprehensive managed Security Service Edge solution. Leveraging tech from Cato Networks, Windstream is looking to enable customers to better secure their networks while expanding remote access both for users and cloud-based applications. It’s another piece of the puzzle for Windstream Enterprise as they shift broadly toward SASE.

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