OCG provides emergency restoration to 75 Broad Street

Metro New York City fiber-optic network services provider Optical Communications Group (OCG) says it has managed to run fiber cable to the major New York City telecom point of presence (PoP) at 75 Broad Street. The new connection has helped restore voice services to thousands of customers affected by Superstorm Sandy, OCG says.

Metro New York City fiber-optic network services provider Optical Communications Group (OCG) says it has managed to run fiber cable to the major New York City telecom point of presence (PoP) at 75 Broad Street. The new connection has helped restore voice services to thousands of customers affected by Superstorm Sandy, OCG says.

The privately held company’s crews worked 46 consecutive hours to run the fiber-optic cable underneath Manhattan and into the facility’s flooded basement, according to OCG. The resulting connection has enough capacity to support 10,000 DS0 lines.

OCG is a transport carrier to the building that offers tenants immediate access to any of the carriers within the facility.

“The road to restoration for many of the buildings in lower Manhattan is going to be challenging,” states Brad Ickes, president of OCG. “Through this difficult time, OCG is committed to working with those impacted by Sandy to make establishing network connections as seamless as possible. Customers are in need of their services, and OCG’s unique fiber network is prepared to restore lost connections in an efficient way.”

OCG is offering its infrastructure to voice carriers looking to recover from the storm who require capacity in OCG’s footprint, which includes New York’s five boroughs and neighboring New Jersey shorelines.

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