Juniper Networks wins broadband stimulus contract from Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) says that Vermont independent service provider Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) has deployed Juniper Networks routing and switching platforms as part of a network upgrade that uses funds from the broadband stimulus Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) says that Vermont independent service provider Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) has deployed Juniper Networks routing and switching platforms as part of a network upgrade that uses funds from the broadband stimulus Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

The network upgrade will see WCVT deploy a 10-Gigabit Ethernet network core that will support high-speed services to WCVT's residential and business customers across its more than 650 square miles of service coverage. The service provider will install the Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers as part of the project, as well as Juniper Networks EX4200 Ethernet Switches with Virtual Chassis fabric technology.

"As a family run regional telecommunications company, we built our business by delivering reliable, cost-effective services and by continually investing in our infrastructure to stay ahead of our customers' evolving needs and expectations," said Gregg Haskin, president & CEO for WCVT. "Juniper's solution fit our requirements for reliability, ease of network management and lower total cost of ownership in a configuration that delivers higher speed Internet services today while charting a course for even higher speed services in the near future."

"WCVT is making the investments in its infrastructure that will keep pace with the service expectations of its business and residential customers, while also preparing for the arrival of even larger bandwidth demands from new social and video applications that are increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives," said Mike Marcellin, vice president of systems strategy and marketing for Juniper's Platform System Division.

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