McLean, VA, Jan 19, 2012 — Global Telecom & Technology, Inc. (“GTT”) (GTLT:OTCBB), a global network operator delivering managed data services to large enterprise, government and carrier customers in over 80 countries worldwide, announced today that Sunset Digital, a leading provider of fiber-optic broadband connectivity to assist Economic Development and Community Enhancement, has selected GTT to deliver high capacity internet connectivity to their customers in Atlanta.
Sunset Digital is committed to bringing fiber-optic broadband connectivity to businesses, homes and public institutions. Sunset designed, built and maintains one of the first networks of its kind in the United States —the LENOWISCO Rural Area Network (R.A.N.), and recently received a federal award of $24M from the Rural Utility Service under the United States Department of Agriculture to bring affordable broadband to the rural areas of Northeast Tennessee.
The Sunset Network is a fiber-to-the-premises, high-capacity active Ethernet network with fast, reliable and affordable broadband access to multiple physical infrastructures. It is the third network of its kind in the United States, and serves homes, businesses, industry, government, and other network providers in the Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee Region.
“Cities like Atlanta and Washington, DC have an advantage over rural areas today in that they have Tier I connectivity to the Internet backbone – which means they are directly plugged in to the source with nothing else in between,” explained Paul Elswick, President of Sunset Digital. We selected GTT because we had a goal in mind and GTT was capable of helping us reach that goal of bringing Tier I connectivity directly into the area. In addition, this will allow us to provide our local businesses and homes with the same high-quality, low-cost connectivity they could get in Atlanta, Washington, Seattle, or even New York.”
“We are delighted to be working with Sunset Digital to provide high performance, high quality IP connectivity services,” said Richard D. Calder, Jr., GTT’s President and CEO. “This exemplifies our Network as a Service proposition, which focuses on premium service delivery, putting performance, reliability, visibility and scalability at the heart of our solutions. Furthermore, our relationship with Sunset Digital also allows us to take advantage of their network in Southwest Virginia and beyond, enabling us to extend connectivity into the region from our own global network footprint.”
About Sunset Digital Communications
Started in 2003, Sunset envisioned and constructed a state-of-the- art fiber optic network dedicated to providing broadband services to improve economic development and quality of life in Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, and beyond. The Sunset Network provides fast, reliable and affordable broadband access to multiple physical infrastructures. Sunset specializes in bringing low-cost private and Internet connectivity to underserved areas. For more information, visit www.sunsetcom.net.
About Global Telecom & Technology
GTT is a global network operator delivering managed data services to large enterprise, government and carrier customers in over 80 countries worldwide. GTT provides customers with innovative connectivity solutions by utilizing our own network assets – linking over 100 Points of Presence across North America, Europe and Asia – and extending them through our 800 partners worldwide. Our Network as a Service proposition delivers flexible, reliable and scalable network infrastructure, capable of both public and secure private networking. We simplify network deployment by removing the complexity of multi-vendor solutions while offering the cost efficiencies of a single partner. For over 14 years GTT has provided world class project management, rapid service implementation and global 24/7 end-to-end solution monitoring and support. GTT is headquartered in the Washington, DC metro region with offices in London, Dusseldorf and Denver. For more information visit the GTT website at www.gt-t.net.
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