AiNET Releases "Placing a Manhole", a Glimpse into Building the Washington, DC Fiber Optic Network

Top Quote A rare look into building a state-of-the-art fiber optic network in historic Georgetown; part of AiNET's major deployment in downtown Washington, DC that will connect government and business directly to AiNET's CyberNAP data center. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 01, 2012 - Washington, D.C. - AiNET, an innovative leader in the design, construction, operation, and support of Internet data centers, fiber optic networks, and cloud services supporting critical applications, today released the first part in a series showing the complex task of building a state-of-the-art fiber optic communications network. This represents a never before seen view into the state of the art in fiber network construction.

    This process began with the placement of a manhole at 30th and K Streets, NW, in the historic Georgetown section of Washington, DC. While everyone has seen manhole covers, few have ever seen the underground concrete handling and encasement work that is the manhole itself. This series offers a glimpse into the technology and infrastructure that a large scale fiber network build demands.

    For this rare glimpse into the physical structure and mechanics of a dark fiber network, part one of this fiber construction process may be viewed on the AiNET website:

    Deepak Jain, founder of AINET, comments, "Building a large scale fiber network of this type is a massive undertaking. Most of our clients are only aware of the end-result. Our goal with this series is to help "pull back the curtain" , so to speak, and share the technology and infrastructure required to deliver optimal network speed and diversity to our customers."

    The work was performed as part of AiNET's construction of a diverse, 10,000 fiber mile network throughout the central business district of Washington, DC and is part of AiNET's large regional fiber optic network. It provides virtually unlimited connectivity between government and commercial locations and AiNET data centers including CyberNAP™ in applications such as Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations (DR/COOP), and AiNET's high-performance, cloud storage services.

    About AiNET
    AiNET® of Beltsville, MD is a leader in engineering, construction, mission-critical technology operations for Internet data centers and fiber optic networks supporting secure, critical applications. The 19 year-old firm currently owns and operates three SAS 70 Type II data centers in MD, including the only certified TIA-942 Tier IV data center. All data centers are protected by AiNET's patented power protection technology. CyberNAP will open in July of 2012.

    CyberNAP™ is a trademark of AiNET Corporation.

    Contact: Aimee Stern, Stern Communications, 202-744-5004 email: aimee ( @ ) sterncommdc dot com or Darrell Tanno, AiNET, 202-640-3932, email: darrell.tanno ( @ ) ai dot net

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