NoaNet deploys ADVA FSP 3000 in Washington state middle mile network

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE:ADV) revealed that Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 as part of a broadband expansion project in Washington state funded by the broadband stimulus program.

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE:ADV) revealed that Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 as part of a broadband expansion project in Washington state funded by the broadband stimulus program.

NoaNet, a non-profit mutual corporation, announced last month that it has begun construction of the new network, which will see approximately 1,000 miles of new fiber-optic cable that will help deliver broadband services to underserved areas, including a variety of anchor institutions. The wholesale network expansion benefits from a pair of Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) awards that total $140 million, according to NoaNet (see “NoaNet: High-speed broadband expansion underway across Washington state”). In announcing its participation, ADVA Optical Networking cited a $134 million BTOP grant as the underpinnings of the FSP 3000 deployments.

NoaNet first deployed ADVA Optical Networking’s platform in 2005. “We’ve had a longstanding, true, and tight partnership with ADVA Optical Networking,” said Mike Henson, chief security officer with NoaNet. “We have trialed many other systems, but ADVA Optical Networking offers unmatched value and range of services. We like the cost, flexibility and ease-of-use of the FSP 3000. Additionally, ADVA Optical Networking’s engineering services and technical support have been instrumental to NoaNet’s ability to expedite reliable, advanced services across Washington state.”

“NoaNet understands the impact technology can have on communities,” said John Scherzinger, senior director of sales North America at ADVA Optical Networking. “For example, this network is connecting schools and colleges, radically altering the tools for online collaboration and learning. It’s also connecting hospitals enabling remote diagnosis and telemedicine applications.”

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