NebraskaLink selects Telco Systems to build Ethernet network in Nebraska

Stimulus money will be used to extend metro Ethernet services across the state of Nebraska. Telco Systems, a BATM company (LSE: BVC), says it has been chosen by NebraskaLink, a consortium of seven Nebraska telephone companies, to provide an end-to-end Carrier Ethernet service for its county-wide fiber-optic network.

Stimulus money will help extend metro Ethernet services across the state of Nebraska. Telco Systems, a BATM company (LSE: BVC), says it has been chosen by NebraskaLink, a consortium of seven Nebraska telephone companies, to provide an end-to-end Carrier Ethernet service for its county-wide fiber-optic network.

The NebraskaLink network serves community anchor institutions including over 100 schools, colleges, and universities across the state. The upgrade will extend services to community institutions, businesses, mobile operators, and other service providers across the state. In addition, the new fiber-optic network will serve hospitals, medical clinics, public safety services, city, county governments, and key businesses and industries in Nebraska. The aim is to provide high-end broadband Ethernet-based services to meet increasing broadband access needs and provide competitive carrier options to its customers.

The project has been made possible by a grant of $11.5 million from the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) together with $5 million from NebraskaLink members.

The carrier uses Telco Systems T-Marc demarcation line and T-Metro aggregation switches to offer up to 1 Gbps to mobile backhaul operators, businesses, and educational institutions, combined with a multi 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network to deliver assured, reliable, high-availability Ethernet services and backbone connectivity throughout the state.

“Our MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 compliant Metro Ethernet portfolio enables NebraskaLink to offer a service-centric network with new levels of capacity, scalability and reliability while ensuring cost-efficiency and competitiveness with other providers in the state,” said Reini Florin, vice president of sales, USA and Canada, for Telco Systems. “Using our solution, NebraskaLink can offer new broadband business and wholesale services to address their customers’ growing needs for cost-effective, fiber-based, high-speed connectivity across the entire State of Nebraska”.

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