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posted Jul 31, 2014, 10:07 AM by Megan Chadwick Gernert - OIT   [ updated Jul 31, 2014, 10:07 AM ]

Mammoth Networks brings Gigabit access to Steamboat Springs:

Mammoth Networks is pleased to announce the launch of Gigabit broadband access in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, continuing the company’s legacy of providing broadband to rural communities.  The fiber-based Gigabit service was recently delivered to Northwest Colorado Broadband’s (NCB) new carrier neutral facility in downtown Steamboat Springs. Read more in the Steamboat Today newspaper article.  The NCB is a non-profit organization created to help drive down the cost of broadband, as well as provide its members with redundant connections to the Internet.  The process of aggregating demand has been several years in the making, but the persistence of the NCB group and cooperation of its members has finally paid off.  The new Gigabit service provides broadband access to NCB members including the City of Steamboat Springs, Routt County, and the Steamboat Springs School District.  

From the time Mammoth Networks got involved with engineering the middle mile solution for the NCB, it was apparent they had to overcome several challenges common to rural broadband deployments.  By leveraging relationships with other carriers, as well as its regulatory status as a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), Mammoth was able to build the necessary pieces to support the goals of the NCB.  This took some creative thinking as well as many hours of research, but Mammoth is currently feeding the NCB with geographically, and carrier diverse gigabit connections.  Some funding was required for the NCB to become a success, but the cost savings in bandwidth will quickly be realized as net gains for its members.  In addition, Mammoth makes connecting to these services easy by providing IP services that already incorporate this redundancy, failover and diverse routing through a single connection.  This eliminates the requirement for the end consumers to have expensive hardware and complex knowledge of IP routing to attain these benefits.  Mammoth has begun working with several other communities and Local Technology Planning Teams (LTPTs) to achieve these same goals, and welcomes the challenge to become the middle mile provider for several additional rural Colorado communities.

About Mammoth:

www.mammothnetworks.com

Mammoth Networks is a leader in rural broadband access, providing a wide range of services to telecommunications carriers, ISPs, local municipalities, and enterprise customers.  Based in Gillette Wyoming, Mammoth understands the unique broadband challenges faced by rural communities and is committed to engineering creative solutions that provide affordable bandwidth.  Mammoth’s reach extends throughout the US, with a focus on the West.  Today, we have interconnection agreements with more than 40 national and regional carriers and equipment in 30 data centers throughout the US.  Mammoth’s customers leverage our buying power, engineering know-how, and carrier relationships.  For more information, please visit mammothnetworks.com or contact Evan Biagi, VP of Colorado Operations at ebiagi@mammothnetworks.com