MetroCast selects Sidera for upgrade to managed 100G waves

Sidera Networks, a fiber-optic network capacity provider to large enterprise, carrier, and data center customers, says it has upgraded MetroCast’s 10G connections between Rochester, NY, and Boston, MA, as well as Ashburn, VA, and Leonardtown, MD, with 100G-capacity connections. MetroCast is a multi-system operator serving over 200 communities throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Sidera Networks, a fiber-optic network capacity provider to large enterprise, carrier, and data center customers, says it has upgraded MetroCast’s 10G connections between Rochester, NY, and Boston, MA, as well as Ashburn, VA, and Leonardtown, MD, with 100G-capacity connections. MetroCast is a multi-system operator serving over 200 communities throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Sidera currently provides multiple 10-Gbps backbone connections to MetroCast, and will now provide 100G optical transport connectivity to peering points in Ashburn and Boston.

The upgrade of MetroCast’s network to 100G provides the capacity to serve its residential and business video, Internet, and voice subscribers, as well as enterprise clients who are served through a suite of metro Ethernet products, including dedicated Internet access, point-to-point/point-to-multi-point, and digital business trunking.

"This is a significant announcement as it represents one of the Industry’s few client-facing 100G network connection installations,” said Clint Heiden, president of Sidera Networks. “Sidera is well known for its ultra low-latency and diverse network. Now we have added the ability to scale and deliver any amount of capacity to meet the demands of large network, video and content providers throughout our footprint."

Sidera is currently in the process of merging with Lightower Networks (see “Lightower Fiber Networks, Sidera Networks to merge”).

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