U Memphis Plugs into XO Metro Fiber Network for Gigabit Internet

The University of Memphis will be tapping into XO Communications' 500-route mile metro fiber network across the Memphis area for high-capacity Internet services. The XO data network provides data transfer rates up to a gigabit per second.

"As the University of Memphis expands its research and teaching agenda, high-speed Internet services are vital to high performance research computing in the physical and health sciences, to the students and faculty engaged in our innovative and distance learning programs, and to our connection with a variety of community partners," said Doug Hurley, VP for IT and CIO at the university.

"The increased usage of the Internet for communications and research has put higher demands on our networking infrastructure," said Mark Reavis, director of network services. "XO's Internet service has proven to be very reliable and robust, and XO's technical support staff is among the best in the industry."

U Memphis has about 20,000 students.

XO offers managed voice, data, and IP services in 75 metropolitan markets across the United States.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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