Indiana Fiber Network chooses Ciena to support broadband expansion project

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), a collaboration among 20 independent telephone companies, has tapped Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to supply converged packet optical transport systems and other packet transport gear networking gear to support a broadband expansion project.

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), a collaboration among 20 independent telephone companies, has tapped Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to supply converged packet optical transport systems and other packet transport gear networking gear to support a broadband expansion project.

The project aims to improve IFN's ability to offer Ethernet business services, 10G, and 100G services to its service provider, data center, and enterprise customers in both urban and rural parts of the state (see "Indiana Fiber Network touts fiber-optic network expansion plans").

Ciena will supply its 5400 and 6500 converged packet optical platforms for the fiber-optic network upgrade. The project also will leverage the company's 3930 and 3916 Service Delivery Switches, 5142 Service Aggregation Switch, and OneControl Unified Management System.

"IFN has a history of providing broadband not only to urban areas, but also in some of the most rural parts of Indiana. Ciena has helped us on this journey as our exclusive provider of network infrastructure since 2006," said Kelly Dyer, IFN president and CEO. "The quality and reliability of the technology, and Ciena's ability to help us provide cost-effective, scalable, and intelligent bandwidth as our customer demands have grown over time, is unmatched."

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