Qwest to upgrade NASA's corporate network

AUGUST 12, 2009 -- Qwest Government Services has won an eight-year $14.2 million contract from NASA to upgrade its corporate backbone circuit from 2.5 to 10 Gbps.

AUGUST 12, 2009 -- Qwest Government Services, a subsidiary of Qwest Communications (search Lightwave for Qwest), has won an eight-year $14.2 million contract from NASA to upgrade its corporate backbone circuit from 2.5 to 10 Gbps.

The NASA corporate backbone is the high-speed broadband network that provides corporate wide-area network transport for e-mail, collaboration, and scientific, financial, and business applications for the agency's headquarters, field centers, facilities, and partner locations.

"Qwest provides a nationwide wavelength infrastructure that will provide NASA with a broad range of technical capabilities for supporting the International Space Station and other missions into the frontiers of space," says Diana Gowen, senior vice president and general manager at Qwest Government Services.


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