Intellifiber, the new carrier/enterprise subsidiary of PAETEC (Nasdaq: PAET), just won a five-year contract from NASA to build and manage a communications network for its Wallops Island Flight Facility (WFF).
The new network deployment is all about ensuring network diversity. Under the terms of the five year contract, Intellifiber will extend its fiber network on the Delmarva Peninsula with north-bound network diversity, meaning NSAS's WFF will be able to maintain uptime in the event of a fiber network cut.
By deploying this "crictical infrastructure" network, Intellifber said it was able to eliminate single points of failure between WFF and other points on NASA's network.
Before signing the deal with Intellifiber, which created a network path from WFF on the the Eastern shore of Virginia and Maryland to Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA WFF was routed through one single point of failure via Norfolk, Va.
While this is the first win the service provider has announced since it became part of PAETEC, Intellifiber has had long-standing relationships with defense and civilian government agencies. Last year, Intellifiber activated its 500th circuit with the United States Department of Defense (DoD).
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Clint Heiden, Senior VP and President of National Accounts and Fiber Services, PAETEC: Rising stars in wireline