Dear GCPowerNet Subscribers,
We have done it. Finally, after a few problematic starts, we have landed upon a new router for our Internet service which will power it for many years to come. This is the Juniper MX-480 Series router. It is a powerhouse! Here is how Juniper describes it:
The SDN-enabled MX480 Universal Routing Platform delivers high performance, reliability, and scalability for service provider and cloud applications, enabling the delivery of advanced business and residential applications and services. At just eight rack units (8 U), the MX480 offers up to 9 Tbps of system capacity in support of high-density 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE, and 400GbE interfaces, as well as SONET/SDH, ATM, and PDH connectivity.
The MX480 is packed with highly scalable routing, switching, security, and service features that enable revenue-generating applications, network consolidation, and service convergence. Key features include support for Flexible Ethernet (FlexE), a wide range of Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services and advanced broadband network gateway (BNG) functions, along with integrated routing, switching, and security services.
Powered by Junos OS and the programmable Juniper Penta silicon, the MX480 is deployed in mission-critical service provider and enterprise networks worldwide. It helps network operators prepare their networks—and their businesses—to react quickly to ever-changing market conditions in the cloud era.”
We have it on order, have paid for it and it is in the process of being shipped to us. It should be here by the end of the first week in April, Lord willing. Then it has to be configured and we have a found a skilled person who understands these critters. Finally, it needs to be installed and put into place. I am sincerely hoping that we wil have all of this completed by the third week of April. That is what I am shooting towards. I can hardly wait!
I have just signed a contract for a greatly increased upstream Internet feed. It will be about five times more than we have now. We are going to be rolling in extra bandwidth (capacity). That part of our network upgrade will likely be completed some time in June or July.
This is pretty exciting for all of us at Grant County PowerNet. And we hope that it encourages you, too. You have been the best customers. Many of you have stuck with us and worked with us to diagnose issues and solve problems for many years. Some have been with us for over twenty, coming to us when we had our first Internet Service, AT-NET Connections.
Thank you for your trust and faith. Let’s get it done!
Clint Bridges, Owner
Grant County PowerNet
Moses Lake, WA