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Contact: Darrell Tanno
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Beltsville, MD 20705
AiNET Commences Construction of Metro Fiber
Optic Network in Washington, DC
Expansion of AiNET’s current regional network with a new state-of-the-art 3-ring, 9,600
fiber-route mile, DWDM fiber optic network throughout downtown Washington, DC will
satisfy bandwidth hunger in nation’s capital and give commercial and Government users
access to a range of mission-critical applications residing in AiNET data centers.
Beltsville, MD – October 4, 2011 - AiNET®, a leader in design, construction,
operations, and technology solutions
for Internet data centers and fiber
optic networks supporting critical
applications, today announced that it
has commenced construction on a new
fiber optic network that will span the
entire downtown Washington, DC
Using the latest DWDM (Dense Wave
Division Multiplexing) technology, the AiNET network will bring virtually
limitless capacity to many underserved users with applications hungry for
bandwidth. Areas served by this extensive, 3-ring, 9,600 fiber-route mile
network include: Georgetown, the lower Wisconsin Avenue district, the West
End, Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle, the K Street corridor, Penn Quarter, and
the Central Business District (CBD) – with special focus on high concentrations
of Federal office buildings, surrounding the Capital, and south of the National
Mall. Notably, the network will be completed underground and offer a high
degree of diversity from the fiber routes already in place.
“Data center and Cloud customers need high speed, highly reliable
connectivity. This expansion of our existing network, throughout Maryland, DC
and Virginia will enhance connectivity between AiNET’s Tier IV data centers,
carrier hotels and many customer facilities,” said Deepak Jain, President of
Our Infrastructure. Your Data.
AiNET. Carrier hotels served by AiNET’s existing network include 1275 K Street
in Washington and 300 West Lexington Street in Baltimore. With the network
in place, those in newly-served buildings in Washington will have immediate
access to the full range of AiNET’s mission-critical applications including its
best-in-class Cloud, Trusted Storage (as a Service), Disaster
Recovery/Continuity of Operations (DR/COOP), and Internet access services.
Jain added, “Qualified Federal and DC government agencies can have physical
access to AiNET’s Cloud services and COOP services via our fiber optic network
and contractual access to them through AiNET’s GSA Schedule.” Last week
AiNET announced that it has been awarded a GSA Schedule 70 contract for
cloud services including Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a
Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Trusted Storage as a Service
AiNET will offer capacity on this network directly to large end users and
through its channel of carrier partners for others.
AiNET is a leader in design, construction, operations, and technology solutions
for Internet data centers and fiber optic networks supporting critical
applications. It owns and operates multiple data centers with offerings ranging
from wholesale mission-critical space to colocation with connectivity and full
cloud and application support services. AiNET owns and operates one of the
few certified, SAS 70 Type II, TIA-942 Tier IV data centers in the world. Its
Federal Cloud services focus on the security needs of Government and public
sector clients. AiNET’s communications network serves its data centers and
major carrier hotels backed by a 100% service level guarantee. For more
information, please visit http://www.ai.net.
AiNET® is a registered trademark of AiNET Corporation.
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