MP Telecom (Duluth, MN), the telecommunications subsidiary of Minnesota Power, completed a fiber-optic network interconnecting the northern Minnesota communities of Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virginia, Eveleth, Duluth, and Brainerd. The backbone network is a Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) ring architecture equipped for 2.5-Gbit/sec capacity over two fiber strands; it can be upgraded for 20-Gbit/sec capacity. MP Telecom installed 48 strands of fiber on the route, which it plans to expand in 1999 to accommodate projected growth in the digital economy.
MP Telecom (Duluth, MN), the telecommunications subsidiary of Minnesota Power, completed a
Feb 1st, 1999