Frontier Communications has developed a new fiber-optic middle-mile infrastructure to enable high bandwidth broadband services in West Virginia.
The company has bought properties of Verizon telecommunications and combined them with its fiber infrastructure. The company has over 100 fiber network upgrade plans lined up for the following 12 months. These plans will extend the capability of Frontier in the state of West Virginia.
The company will leverage the statewide fiber-optic network, by constructing a new ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer) network in the southern West Virginia. This ROADM network will offer high bandwidth of up to 10 Gbps and redundancy in 12 markets across West Virginia. The ROADM technology provides flexible infrastructure, removes overlay technologies, allows rapid deployment of services, and offers one platform to deliver reliability and multiple services.
The ROADM network uses an advanced optical multiplexer for the remote switching of telecommunications traffic. It offers better flexibility to make amendments, without disturbing the existing high-speed broadband traffic on the fiber network. A new Switched Ethernet network will be built based on the ROADM network, to offer 10 Gigabit speed for cell sites and business customers.