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Press Release -- April 23rd, 2012
Source: Fibertech
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Fibertech Completes Network Upgrade to IPv6 Compatible

ROCHESTER, NY – APRIL 23, 2012 Fibertech Networks today announced it has completed its IPv6 network implementation for its entire 8,000-mile+ fiber optic footprint. After a year-long process of designing, testing, and implementation, Fibertech is operational in both IPv4 and IPv6, and is already providing IPv6 address space to select customers to trial.

“Our engineering team did a fantastic job of completing our IPv6 network conversion,” said Earl Ipsaro, Vice President of Engineering for Fibertech. “Not only did they complete it successfully without negative impact to the existing Internet IPV4 customers, but they did it earlier than we projected.”

“There was a significant amount of preparation, lab testing, and a number of overnight maintenance windows to achieve this effort,” he added.  “We feel we are significantly ahead of the curve and again demonstrated Fibertech’s ability to serve our customers and remain on the cutting edge of technology.”

Last year, the company participated in World IPv6 Day. While simultaneously broadcasting its website across both IPv4 and IPv6 platforms, the Fibertech IPv6 website drew 7,500 hits that day including visits from users around the world in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan, and Brazil. The company is making preparations to again participate in the World IPv6 Day on June 6, 2012 and expects to have its entire website available on the new platform.

“It’s absolutely imperative for the world to make the switch to the IPv6 platform sooner than later, especially in our industry,” said Ipsaro. “In order to keep providing our customers the great service necessary for their business IT critical needs, we need to have the IP addresses available to do so. With the unlimited addresses of IPv6, that is the direction we will move towards.”

About Fibertech Networks
Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Fibertech Networks is a leader in providing fiber-optic based network services throughout mid-size cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. Fibertech was founded in May of 2000, has built metro-area fiber networks in 23 mid-size markets in the Eastern U.S., and is led by Court Square Capital Partners of New York, N.Y. Further information about the company can be found at www.fibertech.com.

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