Oct 13, 2010 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- tw telecom, a provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions, announced that it is working with the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative to provide metro network resources.

The SCinet network will deliver over 260 Gigabits per second in bandwidth, and will be operational during the SC10 conference in New Orleans, Nov. 13-19.

"The business relationship we have with tw telecom is integral to LONI's success," said Donald Vandal, executive director of LONI. "LONI relies heavily on our communications providers to build capacity for the state's researchers. tw telecom's business Ethernet connections positively impact our state's research and academic missions." "We are pleased to work with LONI to provide the metro-area networking resources that ensure SCinet has the capacity and connections needed to support the bandwidth intense demonstrations that are crucial to SC10 attendees and the exhibitors' experience," said Michael Nictakis, Vice President and General Manager for tw telecom in Louisiana. "Our metro area network supports the research and education community's connectivity to national research networks like National LambdaRail and Internet2." SC10, formerly Supercomputing, is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society and Association for Computing Machinery.

It offers a complete technical education program and exhibition to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. This international conference includes a globally attended technical program, workshops, tutorials, a world class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning.

tw telecom holdings, a unit of tw telecom, provides managed network services, specializing in converged services, Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to federal, state, and local government, higher educational institutions, enterprises and communications services companies.

The Louisiana Optical Network Initiative is a fiber optics network that runs throughout Louisiana, and connects Louisiana and Mississippi research universities to one another as well as National LambdaRail and Internet2.

LONI connects Louisiana's research universities: The University of Louisiana, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Southern University, Tulane University, and University of New Orleans.  UL's Research Park has the largest connectivity on the LONI System at 60 gps.

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