LGS Innovations to lay fiber optics at northwest military base
Posted on: August 28, 2014

FCW
FCW Staff
August 28, 2014

LGS Innovations will lay fiber optics at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord network in Fort Lewis, Wash., as part of a $7.3 million contract, the communications technology firm announced Aug. 28. The main work to improve network resiliency at the base began in May and will last through April 2016.

The fiber-optic overhaul will create a “cost-effective foundation for potential future upgrades to a 40- or 100-gigabit network,” LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly said in a statement. “It will provide higher connectivity speeds to Joint Base Lewis-McChord locally and allows the base to expand its services regionally.”

The base is one of the largest on the West Coast, and it supports about 40,000 active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members, and about 15,000 civilian workers.

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