The Illinois Fiber Resource Group (iFiber) is deploying Ciena’s converged-packet-optical  and packet-networking platforms throughout its regional fiber-optic network in northwestern Illinois. The carrier says the platforms will provide public safety, city governments, hospitals, schools and libraries in previously underserved locations with advanced Ethernet services and a cost-effective means to transport high-speed data services as fast as 100G and beyond. The network was funded through a Broadband Technology Opportunity Program infrastructure grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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Rogers Still Eyeing Cogeco

Rogers is keeping the pressure on Cogeco , announcing a $3bln investment for Quebec should it be successful in its bid to acquire Cogeco’s Canadian assets. The plan includes $1.5bln in network investments

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