Sunday, July 30, 2006

Big Pipe Selects Broadwing for 10 Gbps Upgrade

Big Pipe, a division of Shaw Communications in Canada, has purchased an OC-192-based U.S. network backbone service from Broadwing Communications. The 10 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth provided by the upgrade will increase Big Pipe's capacity on three key routes: Seattle to San Jose, California; San Jose to Chicago; and Ashburn, Virginia, to New York.

Big Pipe provides IP-based backbone services to Internet service providers, carriers and large enterprises. Services include Transparent Local Area Network (TLS), Internet, private line and video transport.

The multi-million dollar agreement builds on the reciprocal relationship established between the two companies in 2004. That agreement provided for Broadwing to supply network services to Big Pipe in the United States and for Big Pipe to supply Broadwing with network services throughout Canada.

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