Completely optical private network
All locations are DWDM nodes on the network - equipment is the same at each site.
Four diversely routed DWDM core rings.
All rings terminate at Infomart in Dallas - One of largest interconnection hubs in the US.
Fiber, equipment, and network operational support all delivered by Zayo; a Tier 1 fiber optic provider.
2nd-most-peered network in North America
Design spans over 2000 fiber route miles.
Architecture provides resiliency in case of failures in the network (e.g., fiber cut) and allows traffic to be protected around the rings in under 50ms switching times.
200 Gigs of Internet Access - Scalable to 500 Gigs.
Potential direct connections to Amazon, Microsoft, Google, State testing environment.
High-speed connections to other ESC and statewide networks.
Scalable to long range goals of 1 Meg per student.
DDOS scrubbing capability included.
Designed for Scalability
Each location will have 10G ports, non-throttled bandwidth.
Districts can add bandwidth beyond 10G with ease.
DWDM rings operate at 200 Gbps - capable of over 1 Tbsp.
Rings upgraded simply by adding another wavelength.
Since Fiber 10 will be a single-subscriber, private network, the consortium will bypass the “Carrier Cloud”, it will not be affected by aggregated network traffic of other customers.
Free from outside interference, interception or interruption - the most reliable and secure network possible.
Bandwidth availability far exceeds Region 10’s 1Mbps per student target and any foreseeable FCC requirements.