Carrier Open Access Services

EAGLE‑Net Alliance’s broadband optical network spans the state of Colorado. The modern Cisco Systems networking equipment installed by EAGLE‑Net leverages two technologies to bring big data pipes to rural Colorado: Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS). DWDM combines dozens of 10Gbps “fiber optic waves” onto a single fiber, creating an enormously large data channel. The MPLS lets our routers direct many different virtual networks onto these enormous channels, and can also quickly re-route traffic around network problems such as broken fibers or power failures.

The open access transport provisions of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant allow and encourage the use of EAGLE‑Net’s network by private telecommunications and broadband service providers.

EAGLE‑Net open access transport solutions include MPLS (Layer 2 and Layer 3), DWDM wave, and dark fiber services. Dark fiber and DWDM Wave services are available in certain areas of the state and may be quoted upon request.

This map shows the central core of the EAGLE‑Net statewide network. The seven peering sites aggregate the middle mile lateral connections from various communities onto the core network.