MBC Expands Network

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative announces major network expansion

February 5, 2008

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RICHMOND, Va. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) has dramatically expanded the backbone capacity of the Southside Virginia Regional Backbone Network, with additional funding from the Virginia Tobacco Commission and expansions to its Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) regional network. The addition of the Infinera DTN system to MBC’s regional network increased the network’s operational capacity tenfold to 100 Gigabits/second (Gbps), ensuring that MBC will be able to meet the high-bandwidth wholesale optical transport demands of major telecom carriers and service providers that need access to new data centers in the Southside Virginia region.

“Due to the recent growth of data centers and new companies locating in Southside Virginia, it was necessary for us to increase our capacity to provide on-net wholesale multi-gigabit connections from our mostly rural region to Tier I data center hubs like the Equinix facility in Ashburn, Virginia, Level(3) Gateways in Virginia and North Carolina and the TelX facility in Atlanta, Georgia,” commented MBC General Manager Tad Deriso. “Content providers, corporate data centers, and e-commerce companies looking for secure, affordable collocation space with unlimited bandwidth now have an exceptional resource in Southside Virginia.”

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative

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