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Thursday, January 15, 2009

NLR Upgrade: Just the Facts

Number of Routes to be Upgraded: Four

The Four Stages: 

  • Stage One: Jacksonville to Washington, D.C.
  • Stage Two: Los Angeles to Seattle
  • Stage Three: Chicago to Washington, D.C.
  • State Four: Seattle to Chicago
Participants in the upgrade: NLR, Cisco, Light River, Level 3, NLR Members, NLR Users

Approximate cost of installed gear for the total upgrade: $5.5M 

Stages completed: Stage One

Heroes in Stage One: Mark Johnson at MCNC for providing alternate fiber routes, Dave Pokorney at Florida LambdaRail for providing hardware spares and Julio Ibarra at Atlantic Wave for providing resources.

Number of Cisco 454’s installed in Stage One: 25