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OCAD University receives fiber makeover

Metro Fibrewerx Inc. has completed a fiber network for OCAD University that links the main campus centre in downtown Toronto with multi strand dark fibers to three nearby campus buildings.


June 14, 2011  


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Metro Fibrewerx Inc. has completed a fiber network for OCAD University that links the main campus centre in downtown Toronto with multi strand dark fibers to three nearby campus buildings.

The installation used a combination of traditional construction methods, micro duct trenching and airblown fiber technologies, the firm said in a release.

“The university has the first segment of several open access dark fiber rings we are building in downtown Toronto as part of our Metropolitan Area Network in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area),” said Alex Smith, president of Metro Fiberwerx.

Meanwhile, Alastair MacLeod, director of information technology at OCAD, said the upgrade provides the university with  “sufficient capacity to meet our information transfer needs for many years to come.

“Particularly important too is that we have expandable bandwidth that enables us to support the strategic research initiatives sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.”