Mammoth Networks gives rural carriers a touch of fiber

Facilities-based reseller Mammoth Networks continues to expand its presence as a nationwide facilities-based service reseller with the completion of its fiber deployment in Denver, CO. Lit on February 28th, the new link which leverages Coarse WDM (CWDM) equipment, can carry up to 10 Gbps of capacity.

Mammoth's new fiber will be used to aggregate rural exchange connectivity from around the Rocky Mountains area. Typically, rural service providers had little choice but to purchase expensive backhaul circuits from local and regional incumbent carriers. Seeing an opportunity to break the so-called "middle mile" bottleneck between the last mile and core Internet routes, Mammoth joins an emerging group of traditional wholesalers and even rural telco consortiums to provide alternative private line services.

The new GigE solution is getting the attention of rural carriers, including Wyoming-based TCT. Already using Mammoth Networks for DS3 ATM aggregation circuit connectivity to backhaul fixed wireless traffic from various communities, TCT turned to the provider to get a second diverse GigE connection to the Internet.

"When we approached them about providing us with a GigE connection to the Internet, they provided a competitively priced quote with favorable terms," explained Jesse DuPont, TCT network supervisor. "As a rural telco, we still had to obtain a private-line circuit to Mammoth's POP, but the cost of the private-line circuit and Mammoth's IP connection was still very competitive and it provided us with the diversity we needed."

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