Maryland saves money on fiberoptics infrastructure

In exchange for the nonexclusive use of state highway rightsofway, MCI Telecommunications will provide fiberoptic facilities and services that will save the state of Maryland $21.1 million. Governor William Schaefer said that state land resources will be used as barter for a telecommunications infrastructure at no cost. The deal includes the installation of five synchronousopticalnetwork hubs that will provide local access for longdistance learning and highway traffic routing. The contract calls

In exchange for the nonexclusive use of state highway rightsofway, MCI Telecommunications will provide fiberoptic facilities and services that will save the state of Maryland $21.1 million. Governor William Schaefer said that state land resources will be used as barter for a telecommunications infrastructure at no cost. The deal includes the installation of five synchronousopticalnetwork hubs that will provide local access for longdistance learning and highway traffic routing. The contract calls for 55 communications terminals that will connect cameras, inroad highway sensors, and advisory electronic signs as part of highway safety equipment.

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