RVBA Poised to Help City Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 9, 2016 — Roanoke, VA — In response to the Roanoke City School System’s request for proposals (RFP 2916) for district Wide Area Network (WAN) and high-speed Internet connection, the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA) is proud to announce that the new open-access fiber optic network is available and ready to provide affordable, carrier-grade back-haul services for any firms interested in partnering to provide next generation Internet access to the Roanoke City school system.

“The RVBA is all about Economic Development,” President and CEO Frank Smith said. “Supporting both our schools and the private sector businesses that are competing to provide the best quality service at the most competitive prices fits squarely in our mission.”

The timing is perfect. The RVBA network completed its phase one build out across Roanoke City in April of 2016 and has already attracted high profile customers including the Western Virginia Water Authority and Meridium, from GE Digital, with their high-quality offerings and world-class customer service.

The RVBA network offers more than 50 miles of carrier-grade, open-access fiber (which will extend to more than 80 miles by late 2017) and delivers multi-terabit capacity fiber-to-the-door enterprise services at speeds up to 200 gigabits per second. The RVBA network is designed with path protection and route diversity through virtual, hardware, and physical redundancies and US Department of Defense Joint Interoperability Test Command (JTC) Certified and APL Approved routers and switches. The network also offers dark fiber IRU’s and lease options.

For more information about partnering with the RVBA as a last mile provider, middle mile provider, or to for point to multipoint services, email info@highspeedroanoke.net.

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