Service provider deploys Metrobility's Radiance optical Ethernet system for high capacity Internet access

August 12, 2002--Metrobility Optical Systems announced that the Frankfort Plant Board, a municipality-based service provider, is using Metrobility's Radiance technology to deploy optical Ethernet Internet access to business customers in Frankfort, KY.

Metrobility Optical Systems announced that the Frankfort Plant Board, a municipality-based service provider, is using Metrobility's Radiance technology to deploy optical Ethernet Internet access to business customers in Frankfort, KY.

Frankfort Plant Board offers 2 Mbits/sec of bandwidth for as little as $700 per month. Each additional 2 Mbits/sec costs $450 per month and can be provisioned in hours. This service is geared for organizations with 10 or more users, those using computer-aided design (CAD) or other large files, or running an FTP World Wide Web server.

Frankfort Plant Board ties their network together with an Alcatel switches in the SONET ring to a Cisco Catalyst 2950 series in the network operations center (NOC). The Cisco switch connects to Metrobility's Radiance R5000 to provide the fiber connection to a Radiance R400 at the customer site. The R400 converts the signal back to copper to the customer's switch. NetBeacon Element Manager allows the board to monitor usage and adjust bandwidth at the NOC.

Metrobility's Radiance Optical Ethernet System delivers optical Ethernet in the first mile to the metro-access service provider market. The Radiance Access Line Cards for the R400, R1000 and R5000 chassis are now shipping and enable WAN management features, such as remote loopback and bandwidth provisioning for optical Ethernet.

For more information about Metrobility (Merrimack, NH), contact the company's website at www.metrobility.com.

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