I-Light has entered into a long-term agreement with the Zayo Group, a global provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure, to provide fiber for the I-Light network backbone. (touch for more >>)

“Renewing the Zayo contract really secures the future of I-Light for the long term,” said Marianne Chitwood, director of I-Light. “By paying for the IRUs now, we lock in the fiber and maintenance costs, ultimately reducing our overall operating costs.”

Over the next 20 years, as the needs of Indiana colleges and universities grow, the IRUs will ensure that I-Light is better positioned to accommodate them. “Today, we have a 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) backbone, but we could easily upgrade that to 100 Gbps just by swapping out electronics on the backbone,” said Chitwood.

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