PAETEC Lands Department of Defense Deal

PAETEC has been awarded a three-year contract by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) to provide Fort Drum with fiber and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) services.

Fort Drum, near Watertown, N.Y., trains 80,000 servicemen and women each year and is home to the 10th Mountain Division. To accommodate its need for service levels approaching 100 percent up-time, DISA tapped PAETEC to install diverse fiber-access systems from its backbone network near Syracuse and Watertown, to the base.

Using these diverse fiber paths, PAETEC says it has deployed diverse and redundant DWDM network services connecting Fort Drum to other DISA network nodes in the region. This network solution will help ensure that DISAs networks at Fort Drum remain effective in the event of a catastrophic event, such as a fiber cut anywhere on the network, the company said.

When you have a military facility that houses one of the Armys largest units, you need to be confident that the network services are dependable,” said Mike Magliato, PAETEC vice president of government markets. This is the 25th military facility that we have provided these services to, showing the quality offered by our diverse fiber routes and redundancy.”

PAETEC and its subsidiaries serve governmental entities, such as the Department of Defense and Defense Information Systems Agency, FAA, Department of Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy, U.S. Courts, and the Department of Homeland Security. In 2010, the company announced the activation of the 500th high-capacity circuit delivered to the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Circuit speeds for the DoD range from DS-3 to 10 Gbps wavelengths, covering 14 states and more than 150 locations.

PAETEC owns and operates a fiber network spanning 36,700 route miles, offering network solutions for enterprise, service provider and government customers. Its high-capacity bandwidth solutions include custom networks, Ethernet, wavelength, SONET, VoIP, data and Internet options.

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