NRBN Invests $1.5 Million to Upgrade Broadband Access in Niagara Region

GRIMSBY, ON, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - To meet the growing traffic demand created by Internet video, mobile, and cloud services, Niagara Region's leading provider of business telecommunications services has recently completed $1.5 million in upgrades to its IP network infrastructure.

To meet the projected explosion in global Internet traffic, the advanced Cisco Systems platform will enable Niagara Regional Broadband Network (NRBN) to seamlessly accommodate this anticipated growth in broadband utilization.

"We're constantly seeking to improve NRBN's IP network to support traffic growth, and increased performance and functionality", said Bob Bryant, NRBN Vice President.  "This network investment will play a key role in enabling NRBN to continue to deliver advanced broadband solutions to our customers".

NRBN's broadband infrastructure investment will be essential for future "Intelligent Community" projects throughout the Niagara Region by providing the networking capabilities to bring together people, services, community assets, and information.  This growing phenomenon, known as the "Internet of Everything" (IoE), is defined as the networked connection of people, process, data and things. IoE is capable of helping public and private sector organizations achieve many public-policy goals, including increased economic growth, improve environmental sustainability, public safety/security, delivery of government services, and productivity.  The platform also plays a key role in NRBN's network evolution strategy to IPv6, the new Internet addressing system, enabling flexibility and support of the anticipated wave of IPv6 services.

To put the power of NRBN's highly-redundant network into perspective, it has the scalability to deliver two terabits per second of aggregate capacity. This speed translates into the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress being downloaded in 60 seconds. Put another way, it would enable the delivery of every movie ever made in 30 minutes.

About NRBN - Niagara Regional Broadband Network Limited (NRBN) is Niagara's premier choice for data communications services. NRBN operates the most extensive and advanced fibre network in the Niagara Region. NRBN's fibre-optic network spans over 600 customer sites and 750 kilometers within the region. Offering a fully-redundant and physically-diverse IP Backbone, NRBN is the perfect choice for disaster-recovery and business-continuity planning. NRBN partners with Major Telecommunication Carrier's with connections spanning from 151 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario to 350 Main St, Buffalo, New York.

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SOURCE: Niagara Regional Broadband Network

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Adriana Dekker
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