HERNDON, Va., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has selected PAETEC Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries for network services, including voice, data and secure Internet access to Fort Detrick, Md.
The five-year award is worth more than $1 million.
"For years, our advanced, reliable and cost-effective solutions have been embraced by both military and civilian agencies within the federal government," said Mike Magliato, PAETEC's vice president of government markets.
"Our focus on customized solutions, in-depth knowledge of the specific needs of the military as well as understanding of government requirements, make us a strategic partner for IT leaders within the federal government."
Fort Detrick serves as the home base for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.
The services to be provided by PAETEC include voice services utilizing multiple network access points. As a result, end users on the base have redundant connections virtually eliminating network-caused interruptions on more than 10,000 phone lines.
PAETEC will provide private Ethernet data network services and secure Internet access services to allow military and civilian personnel located at the military facility to communicate with off-base institutions through a secure and fault-tolerant infrastructure.