AiNET says it has won a contract to supply from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to supply dark fiber connections for the Washington, DC, Metro subway system. WMATA has contracted for the dark fiber as part of the SafeTrack modernization effort. The agency will use the fiber-optic network connections to transmit emergency alerts, 911 calls, health and safety bulletins, and additional information, thus improving emergency response capabilities, among other benefits.
Nearly 750,000 people ride the Metro. WMATA runs more than 250,000,000 trips per year over a network of 91 systems and more than 1,100 rail cars.
AiNET will build, connect, and maintain the network, which will offer gigabit communications capabilities. The fiber-optic network services provider owns and maintains more than 10,000 miles of both lit and dark fiber in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia region.
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