Tuesday, October 2, 2012

TN Gets 100G Network Speed

Mobile apps can tell us almost anything plus an abundance of telehealth applications are able to monitor blood pressure, glucose levels, and many other biological processes. These new innovations are bring us closer and closer to enabling patients to take more control of their healthcare and be able to connect almost anywhere at any time with their doctor.

Today, patients and their doctors are using voice, video, storage, analytics, and other technologies over broadband networks regardless if a patient is two feet away from their doctor’s office or two thousand miles away.

Ciena has announced that Sunset Digital, a provider of fiber-optic broadband connectivity will use Ciena technology to transport managed wavelengths at bandwidths of up to 100Gs for people in northeast Tennessee. The 100G network will provide transport speeds up to 100 times faster than the typical service available in the region today in place to provide the necessary capacity for future growth. The complete network expansion is expected to be completed by 2015, if not sooner

This Project is funded through a $24 million award under ARRA that is administered by the USDA’s Rural Utility Service. The grant enables Sunset digital to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to enhance health, social services and emergency care facilities as well as local government and administration offices to deliver distance learning, telehealth, and other advanced applications not possible with the current infrastructure.

For more information, go to www.ciena.com.