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Press Release -- March 16th, 2011
Source: FiberLight
Tags: Ethernet, ILEC, Low Latency, Wavelength

FiberLight Provides Secure Network Platform for Temple, TX Based Health Care System

Scott & White Health Plan Utilizes FiberLight’s Optical Fiber Backbone to Connect New Facility to Clearview Data Center in Texas

TEMPLE, TX – FiberLight, LLC, a premier provider of mission-critical, high performance fiber optic networking services including Ethernet, Wavelengths and Dedicated IP, SONET and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions, announced today it has deployed its flagship LightSource Ethernet platform to connect Scott & White Health Plan’s new state-of-the-art facility in Temple, TX to Clearview’s Data Center in Waco, TX. Scott & White Health Plan serves more than 220,000 members and is the insurance division of Scott & White, one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty health care systems, caring for patients across 25,000 square miles in the heart of central Texas.

Scott & White Health Plan required a flexible and secure end-to-end network solution that needed to be operational upon move-in into a new, purpose-built facility in Temple, TX. The network had to be up and running quickly in order to meet the client’s three-month turnaround requirement, while providing scalability for future Ethernet usage patterns. FiberLight extended its fiber from its core backbone between Temple and Waco to the new Scott & White facility, provided the FiberLight LightSource Ethernet solution and connected the new facility with Clearview Data Center, which spanned a 40+ mile distance. The network provided Scott & White with a direct path, while offering ultra low latency and 99.999 percent reliability.

“At FiberLight, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver a solution the client needs when they need it. Scott & White needed an operational point-to-point connection between two of our markets in three months, and because we have a vast network footprint in Texas, we were able to utilize that resource to meet the logistical requirements of the client while providing a unique network path diverse from the ILEC,” said Ben Edmond, FiberLight EVP of Sales and Marketing.

“When we moved into our new facility we had a different IT infrastructure environment, and we were not certain what our bandwidth requirements would be. FiberLight was able to provide scalable bandwidth, flexible terms and have the network operational in the timeframe we required, which made FiberLight the right fit for us,” said Steve Raynes, Scott & White Health Plan IT Manager, Security, Network Operations and Production Control.

ABOUT FIBERLIGHT

FiberLight is a premier provider of mission-critical, high performance networking services including Ethernet, Wavelengths and Dedicated 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 www.fiberlight.com.

For More Information About FiberLight

Pat Mahony

Marketing Manager

FiberLight, LLC

(678) 347-9256

http://www.fiberlight.com

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