Archive for August, 2012

Conterra Broadband Services Joins Allied Fiber’s Dark Fiber Community

August 22, 2012 – Charlotte, NC – Conterra Broadband Services (“Conterra”), a national provider of high capacity, wide area network services specializing in underserved areas of the U.S., announces today that it has joined Allied Fiber’s Dark Fiber Community. With more than 140 members, the Dark Fiber Community serves as a networking and educational center for those in the optical fiber networking industry. The community allows for easy exchange of information between industry leaders who are interested in eliminating obstacles for broadband access and in building new infrastructure for cutting-edge fiber optic networks.

“We see the Dark Fiber Community as a place for Conterra to share its successes in serving underserved areas of America,” said Dennis Francis, President and COO of Conterra. “While access to fiber-based services may be readily available in large, metropolitan cities, there are still many locations throughout the U.S. that do not have access to the adequate bandwidth required to successfully compete in today’s digital economy. Conterra’s hybrid, broadband services bridge this digital divide and make a meaningful difference in the communities in which we serve,” concluded Francis. “We are pleased to welcome Conterra to the Dark Fiber Community,” said Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. “Their experience and expertise at providing fiber-quality services throughout rural America will expand the community’s knowledge base, and their participation in this forum will be an asset to our members,” concluded Newby.

For more information on the Dark Fiber Community, visit http://dark-fiber.tmcnet.com.

About Conterra Broadband Services
Conterra Broadband Services, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a national provider of facilities-based broadband services for K-12, healthcare and government entities, wireless and wireline carriers, and select enterprises that require bandwidth intensive, carrier-grade data, video and voice transport services primarily in underserved areas throughout America. Conterra and its subsidiaries currently operate in 25 states and provide wide area networking services to over 275 school districts and hundreds of cell towers, with total sites in service approaching 2,000. For more information about Conterra, visit www.conterra.com or call 877-365-6701. For Conterra Broadband Services media inquiries, please contact:
Maura Mahoney
mmahoney@conterra.com
Tel: +1.617.571.1927

About Allied Fiber
Allied Fiber owns, builds and will operate its own network-neutral, fiber optic cable system, connecting sub-sea landing points, cell towers, data centers, carrier hotels, colocation huts, enterprise buildings, schools and governments with next generation, long-haul and short-haul dark fiber. This necessary dark fiber network, planned to unite along its route the continental United States, is created to address America’s need for more broadband access, wireless backhaul, data center distribution and lower latency communications services. Allied Fiber is employing the most advanced fiber optic cables in its multi- duct dark fiber system to meet the ever increasing bandwidth demands for wireless, Video over IP and other advanced technologies thus enabling the development of the Global Broadband Economy for the United States. For more information, please visit www.alliedfiber.com.
For Allied Fiber media inquiries, please contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates
pr@jaymiescotto.com
Tel: +1.866.695.3629

Conterra Broadband Services’ Comprehensive Network Solution Enables Pennsylvania’s Red Lion Area School District to Roar

New fiber-based WAN enables district to implement high-tech initiatives

August 14, 2012 – Charlotte, NC – Conterra Broadband Services (“Conterra”), a national provider of high capacity, wide area network services specializing in underserved areas, has announced the completion of a high speed, fiber-based, broadband network for the Red Lion Area School District. Located in Southern York County Pennsylvania, the Red Lion Area School District is comprised of 7 elementary schools, a junior high and a comprehensive high school. Leveraging the power of educational technology, Red Lion has implemented a “Bring Your Own Technology” policy, which enables students to bring their personal computing and communications devices to school. This initiative created extraordinary peak-hour demand for bandwidth and Internet access during the school day.

When the resulting need for a comprehensive, cost effective network solution was identified, the Red Lion Area School District conducted an RFP process and selected Conterra to provide its wide area network services. Conterra already provided microwave links to a few of the schools, so the school district was confident that Conterra could deliver the reliable, scalable connectivity it required. “This newly built, fiber-based network brings technology and physical plant to a previously underserved area,” said Dennis Francis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Conterra Broadband Services. “Conterra’s solution offers the district a ubiquitous, broadband network that opens up new opportunities to leverage technology to transform education,” concluded Francis.
The Red Lion Area School District is already seeing benefits from this hybrid network, which incorporates the best attributes of microwave and fiber technology. The network has dramatically
increased the amount of bandwidth available to support applications such as distance learning, social media, web 2.0 and cloud-based solutions and is a platform that can support current and future security needs as well. According to Jared Mader, Director of Technology Services for the Red Lion Area School District, “with Conterra’s network, the bandwidth on the WAN will no longer be the limiting factor for performance.”

About Conterra Broadband Services

Conterra Broadband Services, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a national provider of facilities-based broadband services for K-12, healthcare and government entities, wireless and wireline carriers, and select enterprises that require bandwidth intensive, carrier-grade data, video and voice transport services primarily in underserved areas throughout America. Conterra and its subsidiaries currently provide these services to over 1,000 K-12 schools, colleges, government and commercial sites throughout the United States, serving over one million students,
teachers and administrators. For more information about Conterra, visit www.conterra.com or call 877-365-6701.