R&E network coalition The Quilt taps Telia Carrier for fiber network connectivity

International fiber-optic network services provider Telia Carrier says that The Quilt, a U.S. national coalition of nonprofit regional research and education (R&E) networks, has selected Telia Carrier to provide connectivity services to its members. The new agreement builds on an existing eight-year relationship.

International fiber-optic network services provider Telia Carriersays that The Quilt, a U.S. national coalition of nonprofit regional research and education (R&E) networks, has selected Telia Carrier to provide connectivity services to its members. The new agreement builds on an existing eight-year relationship.

The Quilt members are non-profit regional network aggregators that provide advanced network services in support of research and education. The coalition includes 40 R&E networks that serve more than 900 educational institutions in the U.S. The Quilt, which is primarily funded by its participants, sources services from approved service provider partners, such as Telia Carrier.

Telia Carrier is providing IPv4 and IPv6 capabilities as well as such services as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection. The company also will provide access to its Cloud Connect service, designed to enable members of The Quilt to connect directly and easily to cloud service providers.

“The Quilt participants have a reputation for combining leading edge experiences and influencing the US information technology infrastructure agenda,” said Stephen Hartman of Telia Carrier. “Telia Carrier appreciates The Quilt’s continued support and trust, which reinforces the value of our reliable network services and extensive geographic reach in the North American market and beyond.”

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