DeltaCom eyes $20M network upgrade

OCTOBER 7, 2008 -- ITC^DeltaCom, Inc., a provider of integrated communications services to customers in the southeastern United States, has announced a $20 million dollar network upgrade initiative to begin in 2008 and be completed in 2009.

OCTOBER 7, 2008 -- ITC^DeltaCom, Inc. (search for DeltaCom), a provider of integrated communications services to customers in the southeastern United States, has announced a $20 million dollar network upgrade initiative to begin in 2008 and be completed in 2009.

The upgrade will involve the deployment of additional Infinera DTN optical networking systems in key markets across North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia to enable high-capacity DWDM services with speeds up to 10 Gbits/sec. SONET equipment will also be added to deliver service capabilities ranging from DS-3 to OC-192. Additionally, Deltacom will build out a number of metro markets, bringing on-net services closer to its customer base.

The carrier believes that customers across all segments of its business will benefit from the increased service availability and greater on-net reach. Deltacom's wholesale division, Interstate FiberNet, serves carrier customers with high-bandwidth point-to-point services. Additionally, Deltacom's enterprise and retail divisions provide a portfolio of services to large enterprises, small to medium businesses, and government entities.

"We are committed to serving our customers with the scalable telecommunications services they need to efficiently move into the future," said Randall E. Curran, Deltacom's CEO. "This network investment will help Deltacom further solidify its position as a leading provider in the Southeast."

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