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Sovernet extends middle reach by lighting transport link to Boston

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Middle mile provider Sovernet Communications is now offering customers a transport option from Boston to its existing network in in New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.

Carrier customers that need long haul Ethernet transport throughout Sovernet's 4,500 fiber route footprint will be able to get access to the Boston link from the One Summer Street Point of Presence (PoP).

The Boston-based fiber connection provides carrier transport to a number of other major PoPs, including 60 Hudson Street in New York and 1 Sundial in Manchester, N.H. It also has complementary access to more than 50 central offices and PoPs through its Independent Optical Networks (ION) subsidiary.

This new network extension will become another transport option service providers can use as they look to either extend their transport network or get access into other metro markets to satisfy their off-net requirements for multi-site business customers.  

Much of this network extension was funded by grants from the federal BTOP program and the state of Vermont. In 2010 it won a $33.4 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

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