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Press Release -- November 2nd, 2010
Source: FiberLight
Tags: Ethernet, Low Latency, Wavelength

FiberLight Connects Georgia Tech’s Research and Data Center Facilities in Atlanta

FiberLight provides infrastructure and connectivity between facilities at Georgia’s leading technological research university and 56 Marietta

ATLANTA, Ga. – Nov. 2, 2010

FiberLight, LLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of mission critical, high performance fiber optic networks, announced today it is providing state-of-the-art network infrastructure to the Georgia Institute of Technology to connect the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Centennial Research building on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta with 56 Marietta, one of Atlanta’s key carrier interconnection points and Internet facilities. The high fiber count private network connecting Georgia Tech’s facilities will provide the low latency communication transport platform needed for the Georgia Tech Research Institute to continue its mission of developing solutions through applied research and development.

FiberLight was selected based on its skill to rapidly build and deploy a custom, secure end-to-end network solution combining private network services and limitless capacity with deep reach in the metro market. FiberLight’s dense 210-mile optical network in Atlanta is constructed underground and is built in a diverse ring structure extending from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to the south through the Atlanta CBD to suburban growth centers outside of the downtown area including the cities of Alpharetta, Suwanee and Marietta to the North of the metropolitan area.

“As a leading research and technology institution charged with providing answers to complex technical challenges facing our state, region and nation, it is of vital importance that we future proof our technology infrastructure to allow for unlimited bandwidth growth for the foreseeable future,” said Tom McDermott, interim director of GTRI. “Our ability to interconnect our research and data facilities will provide the level of security we need to supply research data and solutions to government and industry clients throughout the U.S.”

According to McDermott, the addition of the new fiber will dramatically increase the bandwidth of a critical GTRI redundant link at a significant cost savings compared to options previously under consideration.

FiberLight was able to deliver the completed network in a little over three weeks and will manage and monitor the lateral connections between Georgia Tech and 56 Marietta.

“Our speed to market and our ability to custom build sets FiberLight apart from many of today’s network providers who require much longer timeframes to get the job done,” said Michael P. Miller, FiberLight’s CEO and Founder. “Because we build and manage our own network we are able to move through the permitting process quickly while guaranteeing 99.999% reliability, sub 2ms latency and best in class jitter performance on a robust metro network that we monitor and manage 24/7 to mission critical standards.”

About FiberLight
FiberLight is a premier provider of mission-critical, high performance networking services including Ethernet, Wavelengths, and IP, SONET, and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions. Solutions are provided to telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses. FiberLight wholly owns its 500,000 fiber mile network in key growth areas and offers robust metro networks in 21 metros within Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and Maryland, as well as Wide Area Networking options at layer 1, 2 and 3 to major commercial hubs throughout the country. Visit FiberLight at

For more information about FiberLight
Pat Mahony
Marketing Manager
FiberLight, LLC
(678) 347-9256

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