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IBM to Update Vermont Comm. Network for Smart Grid

IBM to Update Vermont Comm. Network for Smart Grid - top government contractors - best government contracting event

IBM to Update Vermont Comm. Network for Smart Grid - top government contractors - best government contracting eventIBM and the Vermont Electric Power Co. have agreed to build a fiber optic and Carrier Ethernet communications network to support Vermont’s smart grid efforts, IBM announced Tuesday

IBM will provide program management and networking services for the network, which will connect transmission substations to Vermont's distribution utilities. IBM said the network will relay information about usage, voltage and potential outages.

IBM said the network is based on Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Transport platform and its family of Carrier Ethernet aggregation and delivery switches.

“It's another concrete step toward our long-term goal to make Vermont a national model for energy policy ““ a source of best practices and technical assistance as the smart grid rolls out nationwide,” said Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

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