InfoWest Announces Network Capacity Upgrades
Third Fiber Path Improves Redundancy and Speed. New business VPN services available.
St. George, Utah – April 23, 2010 – InfoWest today announced the completion of a number of major upgrades to its network capacity. The upgrades more than double InfoWest’s bandwidth to the internet and provide a third redundant fiber path out of the area. Additionally, InfoWest core network upgrades will now allow InfoWest to offer carrier-class virtual private networking services to area businesses.
Another First in Southern Utah
Over five years ago, InfoWest became the first Internet provider in southern Utah to utilize dual, redundant fiber-optic paths to the Internet. The dual paths helped them avoid outages when fiber was cut twice in central Utah. Today, a third fiber-optic connection more than doubles their capacity, and adds another layer of resiliency to their network. The new fiber connects to a regional network hub in Salt Lake City from which InfoWest interconnects with top-tier Internet providers. The connection also allows them to better serve businesses that have locations in both northern and southern Utah.
Today InfoWest has one fiber optic internet feed to Southern California and two feeds across diverse geographic paths to separate locations in Northern Utah. Plans are in the works for additional capacity upgrades in the near future.
“We look forward to increased demand for Internet services in this area, and this expanded ‘pipe’ to the Internet will help us stay ahead of the game,” said InfoWest Vice President, Randy Cosby. “We are looking past today’s slow economy so we can be ready to provide reliable, next-generation services tomorrow.”
Core Network Upgrades Expand Business Services
Upgrades to InfoWest’s core fiber-optic network in Washington and Iron counties, as well as their new northern Utah point of presence, allow them to offer full virtual private networks for clients between multiple locations. Using the latest MPLS (Multi-Protocol Layer Switching) technology, InfoWest can inexpensively interconnect multiple office locations, as well as provide increased quality of service for voice, video and internet. InfoWest uses MPLS internally to ensure performance and reliability on their local fiber network. That network feeds wireless towers and fiber-optic internet connections that serve thousands of business and residential customers in the region.
More upgrades are on the way. Plans are in the works to increase the speed of their local core fiber network by 1000%, and additional regional fiber paths are being studied.
Based in St. George, Utah, InfoWest was founded in 1994 to provide high speed Internet services in areas across the state of Utah. InfoWest offers internet services ranging from high speed T-1, DSL, wireless, fiber-optic access and telephone services for both business and residential clients. The company’s Web site is www.infowest.com.