Mammoth Networks Lights Fiber In Denver

Mammoth Networks (Booth #1719) announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo that it has completed its most recent fiber deployment in Denver. The site, which employs Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) equipment, was lit on Feb. 28, 2010, and can carry a signal of up to 10gbps.

This new fiber will be used to aggregate rural exchange connectivity from around the Rocky Mountains. The company is able to deliver cost-effective, intrastate, high-speed connectivity to service providers based in rural markets.

Mammoth Networks is an aggregator of data services, serving 14 western states with their layer 2 DSL network and the lower 48 states with their private-line services. Mammoth Networks also maintains its own optical equipment and routers.

TCT, a rural telecommunications company located in North Central Wyoming that provides telephone, Internet and television services, to its customers, is a Mammoth customer.

“Until October of 2009, we had been relying on a sole Internet carrier to provide our connection to the Internet. As reliable as it was, we knew that we needed to have a diverse path to the Internet. This is when we started talking to Mammoth Networks,” said Jesse DuPont, TCT network supervisor.

“We had been working with Mammoth for about a year after we obtained a DS3 ATM aggregation circuit from them in late 2008 that we’ve used to backhaul fixed wireless Internet traffic from a couple of communities. When we approached them about providing us with a GigE connection to the Internet, they provided a competitively priced quote with favorable terms. As a rural telco, we still had to obtain a private-line circuit to Mammoth’s PoP, but the cost of the private-line circuit and Mammoth’s IP connection was still very competitive and it provided us with the diversity we needed.”

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