NGN makes 100G available across its core middle mile fiber network

NGN, a middle mile service provider serving the North Georgia market, has added 100G capacity across its core fiber network to support its growing residential,  business and service provider customers.

Leveraging its existing DWDM network, the 100G capability will be made available for the nearly 8,000 subscribers that use its network.

"NGN's fault tolerant fiber optic network was designed to support a wide variety of carriers and coop members including local governments, educational facilities, healthcare providers and small businesses," said Paul Belk, president and CEO of NGN, in a release.

Providing 100G capacity is not a far stretch for NGN.

The service provider struck a fiber Ethernet interconnection agreement with iRiS Networks in 2015 that will enhance the reach of their networks while broadening broadband availability between Nashville, Knoxville and Cleveland, Tenn., and Atlanta and North Georgia.

NGN may not be one of the largest service providers, but its cooperative structure has enabled it to bring higher broadband services to a growing base of libraries, schools and hospitals in rural parts of the state.

The service provider has been able to bring Gigabit access into schools, which it says fosters Education Exchanges and distance learning in rural areas. The company also works closely with hospitals and clinics to enable telemedicine advances for doctors' offices that don't have any other options for higher speed broadband services.  

For more:
- see the release

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