Quantum Bridge Communications Inc. (Andover, MA) has been chosen to supply the optical networking equipment for a fiber-optic network connecting businesses and government offices within Ohio's Butler County.
The project is being designed, built, and operated by NORMAP Telecommunications LLC, wholly owned by SFT, LLC in Toledo, Ohio. It is intended to stimulate economic development in the area by bringing a high-speed network to businesses and government offices throughout Butler County.
The network will include a 96-strand fiber backbone linking the Cities of Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, and West Chester. A secondary 24-strand fiber loop will follow Ohio State Route 4 connecting Hamilton and Middletown. Under the partnership agreement, NORMAP will dedicate 24 fibers to the County within the main backbone, 12 of which will be dedicated to Miami University through a lease agreement with the county, which they will use to link its Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown campuses. NORMAP intends to leverage Quantum Bridge's optical access portfolio to deliver broadband services to businesses and government offices across the county.
Cincinnati Bell, a division of Broadwing, has been selected to install the fiber plant. The project is scheduled for completion in 2002.
Quantum Bridge Communications (Andover, MA) provides optical access systems designed to address the bandwidth bottlenecks in today's access networks. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.quantumbridge.com.