PAETEC's Intellifiber puts more fiber into DISA's diet

PAETEC's (Nasdaq: PAET) Intellifiber continues to increase its profile with the U.S. government service market with its latest $1.5 million three-year contract with the U.S. Defense Information System Agency (DISA).

Intellifiber will supply dual and diverse fiber access laterals to its optical network in Pennsylvania and Maryland for the Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa. 

For the new connection, Intellifiber will also use diverse DWDM to connect other DISA core node sites in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

A big focus of the new deal centers on network diversity as mandated by the DoD's initiative to implement end-to-end diverse networks for critical infrastructure sites. In the event that a fiber connection is cut, traffic will be automatically rerouted to non-damaged routes.

While PAETEC had a growing public sector business, its acquisition of Intellifiber via parent Cavalier Telephone immediately elevated its standing with presence in key government agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration, the Departments of Defense, Treasury, Veterans Affairs, federal courts, the U.S Army, Navy and Air Force and the Department of Homeland Security.  

For more:
- see the release

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