Washington's NoaNet sets 100 Gbps transition with ADVA Optical

Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet), a wholesale network provider, is leveraging ADVA Optical Networking's (XETRA: ADV.DE) FSP 3000 to extend its network capabilities to more underserved areas in Washington state as part of its recently announced expansion of its middle mile network.

Providing a foundation to migrate from 10 Gbps to 40 Gbps, and ultimately, 100 Gbps services, the NoaNet middle mile network extension has been made possible through a $134 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) federal stimulus grant.

The expanded network, which just got underway late last month, will bring broadband services to various community anchor institutions, including 170 communities and 2,000 schools hospitals, emergency responders, libraries, colleges and universities.

By leveraging the FSP 3000's multi-degree reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM), NoaNet can dynamically bring customers onto the 3,000 mile network that will be built out over the next three years. Having deployed the FSP 3000 in other parts of its existing network, NoaNet and ADVA are hardly strangers and this deployment strengthens its relationship with the wholesale provider.

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