University of Pennsylvania Health Systems selects City Signal to build metro network

4 September 2003 Philadelphia, PA Lightwave -- The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) has entered into an agreement with City Signal Communications (CSC) to provide a dark fiber network connecting six of its Philadelphia locations.

Sep 4th, 2003

4 September 2003 Philadelphia, PA Lightwave -- The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) has entered into an agreement with City Signal Communications (CSC) to provide a dark fiber network connecting six of its Philadelphia locations. The agreement covers the construction of the connections from six critical UPHS sites into CSC's existing 123-mile fiber-optic network in Philadelphia.

"This agreement represents an important milestone as we prepare to deploy a fiber network that will continue to assist us in delivering patient care data to many of our facilities and opens the door for other strategic applications to be added," contends Ken Hall, UPHS' director of network and telecommunications and the project's director. "This is a major enhancement to our communications infrastructure."

The UPHS network will encompass eight miles and provide a private network connecting the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center - Presbyterian, and other UPHS locations.

"We're pleased to add an established health system like UPHS to our client list," asserts Brett Lindsey, vice president of sales and marketing for City Signal. "It's also encouraging to see a growing number of enterprise customers willing to make an investment to support not only their current network needs, but those of the future as well."

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