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Press Release -- May 25th, 2011
Source: Hibernia Networks
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Submarine Cable, Video, Wavelength


  • Diverse 10G circuits connect New York City to Amsterdam and Washington, DC to Frankfurt
  • High capacity routes support the America Connects To Europe Project funded by the National Science Foundation
  • Offers diverse, cost-effective transatlantic connectivity to the higher-education and scientific communities

SUMMIT, NJ & DUBLIN, IRELAND – May 25, 2011- Hibernia Atlantic, the only diverse transatlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, announces today that Indiana University chose Hibernia’s diverse 10 Gigabit transatlantic capacity to reliably connect sites in the U.S. to Europe as part of the America Connects to Europe Project (ACE).  The two, 10-Gigabit circuits supplied by Hibernia will be used to connect universities and national laboratories in the USA to their European peers. Along with a matching contribution from Geant2, the pan-European Research & Education (R&E) network, researchers will enjoy an unprecedented total of 40-Gigabits of dedicated transatlantic network capacity.

Indiana University is the lead institution for the international Research Network Connections (IRNC) program, an umbrella project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support high-performance network connectivity between the United States and the international community. The American Connects to Europe (ACE) project is one of the several components to the IRNC program. ACE provides high-bandwidth connectivity between various national R&E networks in the USA and the pan-European R&E network Geant2, operated by Indiana University’s partner organization DANTE.

“As part of our ACE program, Hibernia’s cost-effective, high-performance capacity will support a broad community of global users,” said James G. Williams, Director of International Networking at Indiana University. “Indiana University has a long-standing commitment to delivering excellence in teaching and research, which aligns well with Hibernia’s dedication to driving technical excellence.”

With over 24,000 kilometres of secure network, Hibernia operates the most advanced subsea transatlantic fiber optic cable systems. In addition, its historic Project Express marks the first subsea transatlantic cable build in over 10 years. Marked by innovation and guaranteed quality of service, Hibernia’s network is monitored and maintained 24×7 to ensure 100% availability and optimal performance.

“We are proud to be a part of Indiana University’s research and educational initiatives,” said Bjarni Thorvardarson, Chief Executive Officer for Hibernia Atlantic. “Our robust, transatlantic subsea cable system was engineered specifically for diversity, further serving the stringent technical requirements of top research and education facilities such as Indiana University and its ACE Program.”

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About Indiana University:

In addition to providing its students one of the nation’s best and most advanced computing, networking, and technology support environments, Indiana University is a leader in the development and application of information technology through the management of state, national, and international research networks; participation in such high performance computing initiatives as the National Science Foundation’s TeraGrid and FutureGrid; partnerships with other top-tier universities on open source software development; and nationally recognized leadership in cybersecurity.

About Hibernia Atlantic:

Hibernia Atlantic is the only diverse, transatlantic, high bandwidth, connectivity provider. The Company owns a transatlantic submarine cable system and terrestrial fiber network that offers over 120 Points of Presence throughout Canada, the US, UK, and mainland Europe, spanning over 24,000 kilometers.  Hibernia’s investors are Columbia Ventures Corporation and Constellation Ventures.

Hibernia provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM and optical-level service up to GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional SONET/SDH services. Hibernia offers wholesale capacity prices, unparalleled support, flexibility and service. Hibernia Express is the lowest latency cable between New York and London offering access to key metro markets and financial exchanges in North America, UK and Europe. The Company’s media division, Hibernia Media, operates in more than 60 European and North American markets and represents the largest, national, state-of-the-art optical switching and Dynamic Transport Mode (DTM) network.

For more information on Hibernia Atlantic’s cutting-edge network or to view the company’s communication video, please visit  For further information on Hibernia Media, please visit

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