North Kansas City chooses World Wide Packets for gigabit fiber deployment

February 22, 2006 Spokane Valley, WA and North Kansas City, MO -- World Wide Packets, a provider of Carrier Ethernet platforms, announced that its LightningEdge suite has been selected for widespread deployment in North Kansas City, Missouri to enable "Gigabit-to-the-premise" broadband access services.

February 22, 2006 Spokane Valley, WA and North Kansas City, MO -- World Wide Packets, a provider of Carrier Ethernet platforms, announced that its LightningEdge suite has been selected for widespread deployment in North Kansas City, Missouri to enable "Gigabit-to-the-premise" broadband access services.

According to a press release, the city will utilize its existing fiber-optic network, in conjunction with new construction, to create the residential and businesses services network. Leveraging World Wide Packets' technology, the network will provide Gigabit Ethernet over fiber capability to thousands of residential locations and over 800 businesses in the city.

For the project, World Wide Packets' LightningEdge platform is being deployed over two existing fiber-optic rings which were previously built for the city's internal use. Additional fiber-optic cable is being installed to support these rings. The city expects the network to provide retail services such as e-mail, basic high-speed Internet access, as well as storage area networking and virus protection capabilities. The network is expected to go live in spring 2006.

"World Wide Packets is extremely pleased to be providing North Kansas City with the flexible, scalable solution it needs to propel the city into the 21st century," comments Dave Curry, president and CEO of World Wide Packets.

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