High-capacity, reliable network allows the MBTA to leverage advanced business applications that improve the rider experience
New York, NY, January 27, 2011 – Sidera Networks, the premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today that it has been selected by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to provide high capacity, reliable Internet connectivity to fuel MBTA's innovative business applications that improve the rider experience.
As the fifth largest transportation system in the country, the MBTA serves a population of more than 4.6 million in 175 cities and towns. The organization employs more than 3,000 employees who are committed to delivering a safe rider experience for all who use the transit system. Sidera Networks will leverage it fiber network to provide connectivity in support of a variety of high bandwidth business applications including real time data feeds and customized transit alert tools.
"With this network upgrade, I am confident we now have the capacity, reliability and scalability we need to continue to deliver outstanding rider experiences today and in the years to come," said Gary Foster, CTO of the MBTA.
Sidera Networks was selected through a rigorous RFP review and bidding process. Sidera's proposal included redundant routes and superior reliability. Additionally, the Company offered a web portal for service information and utilization.
"The ability to meet the requirements necessary to effectively deliver the business applications, such as real time data feeds, that MBTA wanted is common among enterprises today.," said Mike Sicoli, CEO of Sidera Networks. "Our Dedicated Internet Service, coupled with our team's expertise in business communications and network engineering, ensured that Sidera is uniquely suited to meet the demanding requirements of businesses today and tomorrow."
Sidera's first class, high speed Dedicated Internet Access service is trusted by leading businesses in the financial, legal, healthcare, government and education industries. For more information, visit http://www.sidera.net/services-internet
About Sidera Networks
Sidera Networks, LLC. www.sidera.net, formerly RCN Metro Optical Networks, is the premier provider of tailored, high capacity communications services that ensure optimal business performance to carrier and enterprise customers. Sidera Networks offers a comprehensive suite of facilities-based services including: Ethernet, SONET, Wavelength, Internet Access, Colocation and more. With a fiber optic network leveraging unique rights-of-way that spans from Maine to Virginia, out to Chicago and up to Toronto, Sidera is committed to delivering cost-effective, custom solutions coupled with superior industry expertise, service and support.