(By Balaseshan) Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ:WIN), a provider of advanced network communications, said it will supply fiber services to Fort Lee through contract with the Department of Defense.
The company has been awarded a contract by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) to provide Fort Lee with diverse fiber and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) services.
Fort Lee is home to some of the military's most decorated units, training schools, and museums. The contract will provide the military base with long-haul network services through access to Windstream's national fiber network.
Windstream is fulfilling the need for more reliable communication networks by constructing two diverse fiber paths into the facilities and tying those paths together to create a robust fiber ring that is connected back to Windstream's national fiber network.
The company also installed redundant DWDM network services connecting Fort Lee's backbone network to long-haul routes ensuring that data redundancy is achieved. This solution was designed to ensure that the networks at Fort Lee will be online and reliable for the thousands of personnel that depend on the data services on a daily basis.
Located in Prince George County, Virginia, south of Richmond, Fort Lee has experienced a massive increase in the volume of personnel it houses, as other U.S. Army bases have closed as part of the Base Realignment and Closure program (BRAC)--a federal program that decreased the number of bases and camps maintained by the Department of Defense.
In 2010, Windstream announced the activation of the 500th high capacity circuit delivered to the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Circuit speeds for the DoD range from DS-3 to 10 Gbps.
WIN is trading up 1.05% at $10.06 on Wednesday. The stock has been trading between $9.00 and $13.08 for the past 52 weeks.