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November 16, 2012

LightRiver Signs Deal with Lee County IT Department



By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor



LightRiver (News - Alert) Technologies Inc., a company that offers fully-integrated, multi-technology communications network solutions, recently signed a contract with Lee County IT Department to upgrade the county’s critical communications network.

LightRiver has sold the rights of access to 70+ additional miles of fiber to the county, allowing it to migrate critical communication traffic. The company has also designed and engineered Lee County’s Ethernet services network.

LightRiver leveraged ROADM (News - Alert) (Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer) technology over a new DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) communications backbone for the task.

 “Lee County chose LightRiver for this project because of their expertise in deploying mission-critical communications networks in a timely and budget conscience manner demonstrated during the bidding process,” Jim Desjarlais, information technology director, Lee County BoCC. “Based on their technical response and the due diligence the County conducted, we are confident that LightRiver is the right choice for Lee County and its citizens.”

“We are proud to be part of this upgrade to Lee County’s communication infrastructure,” said Glenn Johansen, CEO, LightRiver Technologies, “it’s an opportunity to modernize the technology deployed, maximize communications efficiency and save money at the bottom line for the tax payers.”

Meanwhile, LightRiver recently announced it has been chosen to work with CVIN, LLC and Vast Networks for Next-Generation Packet Optical Infrastructure, using Multiprotocol Label Switching-Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) carried over 100G capable ROADM.

According to the company, this DWDM-based network is partially funded by the federal government's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus program.

Vast Networks, together with its public sector partner CENIC (The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California), is implementing a project designed to improve the availability of broadband infrastructure for 18 counties within the California Central Valley area.

The robust network infrastructure will change the ways citizens in these 18 counties learn, work and live together. 

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Edited by Braden Becker
 
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