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Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts Joins State Officials at OSHEAN's Beacon 2.0 Fiber Lighting

June 11, 2012

Providence, RI--"Providing access to affordable, quality healthcare is one of the most important issues facing families and small businesses in our state today," said Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts. "OSHEAN's Beacon 2.0 network will provide critical broadband access that is essential for continued progress in healthcare—improving quality, supporting innovation, and moving Rhode Island forward."

OSHEAN celebrated the Beacon 2.0 fiber lighting for member CharterCARE Health Partners on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI.

Guest speakers included Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline and Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts.

Beacon 2.0 is designed to significantly expand the broadband infrastructure across Rhode Island and Southeast Mass. Beacon 2.0 is architected using Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and MPLS-TP technology. The new infrastructure unifies both packet and transport technologies giving Beacon 2.0 a strong foundation for next generation transport.

By using Beacon 2.0 CharterCARE Health Partners will have 10 times the transport capacity between facilities for Voice, Video and electronic images, in addition to more capacity to their off-site location for the replication of data.

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