Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2011
SKYFIBER, a global leader in Optical Wireless Broadband technology, has been awarded contract DIR-TEX-AN-NG-CTSA-003 by the state of Texas. This enables SKYFIBER to operate as a supplier of Optical Wireless Broadband to entities of the State of Texas under the DIR -Texas Agency Network’s Next Generation Program.
The Texas Agency Network (Tex-AN) is the state’s infrastructure for communications technology services, including both networks and equipment. The Tex-AN delivers 5,700 broadband circuits to over 700 cities, municipalities, state agencies, schools, universities, and assistance organizations across Texas. All state agencies are required to use Tex-AN contracts to meet their communications technology needs, and in addition many cities, counties, and many other eligible organizations use these contracts as well to take advantage of the highly competitive prices and efficient delivery system.
SKYFIBER will be the first Optical Wireless Broadband (OWB) provider in Tex-AN’s portfolio. OWB is an innovative technology that uses infrared light to provide over 1 Gbps of Broadband connectivity at a very low cost. OWB is highly secure, compact, and easily deployable, and takes less than a day to install. Optical Wireless Broadband is ideal for relieving mobility backhaul bottlenecks, connecting business campuses, and a host of other key applications, making it a valuable addition to DIR’s Tex-AN Next Generation portfolio.
SKYFIBER (http://www.skyfiber.com) is an Optical Wireless Broadband (OWB) company, a technology that uses infrared light to deliver over 1Gbps of Broadband connectivity at a fraction of the cost of Microwave, Millimeterwave, or In-Ground Fiber. SKYFIBER is ideal for mobility backhaul, fiber extension, channeling highly secure data for Medical Campuses, providing high-bandwidth Surveillance Systems, and enabling Disaster Recovery/Homeland Security applications both at the local Municipality & Federal Government levels. Founded in 1996, SKYFIBER is a privately held corporation of over 60 employees, headquartered in Bryan, Texas, with additional offices in Dallas, Philadelphia, PA, San Jose, CA, and a partner network that spans the globe.
About the Texas DIR (Department of Information Resources)
The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) delivers information technology and services at the lowest prices and best value for state and local government as well as the K-12 public and higher education systems. Learn more at the Texas DIR website, http://www.dir.state.tx.us.