PAETEC to supply fiber services to the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground

PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET) has given Windstream another reason to be happy with its purchase decision with the announcement that it has earned a three-year contract from the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) to provide the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground with fiber-based services.

PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET) has given Windstream another reason to be happy with its purchase decision (see “Windstream to buy PAETEC”) with the announcement that it has earned a three-year contract from the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) to provide the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground with fiber-based services.

The contract calls for PAETEC to leverage its fiber facilities to improve Aberdeen Proving Ground’s network capacity, provide diverse fiber access points, and provide DWDM over the company’s transport network as part of the DISA backbone network expansion.

The expanded network services are driven in part by a planned staff increase in the thousands at Aberdeen as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative created by Congress. It also must continue to uphold the Department of Defense’s DISA requirements of implementing end-to-end diverse networks for critical data sites.

PAETEC owns and operates a 36,800 route-mile fiber infrastructure trusted by government entities, carriers, and enterprise organizations nationally. The company already serves several governmental entities, such as the Department of Defense and Defense Information Systems Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy, U.S. Courts, and the Department of Homeland Security.

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