The Technology Behind Wall Street West
Achieving synchronous data transmission means that fiber optic lines cannot exceed 125 fiber miles in each direction. Once the fiber network is in place, portions of northeastern Pennsylvania will be the only locations within the 125 fiber-mile limit surrounding Manhattan to also meet Federal Reserve and Securities and Exchange Commission recommendations that backup sites not rely upon the same infrastructure components used by financial firms’ primary sites.
The highly resilient fiber network will provide business continuity, recovery and data replication for the financial services industry. Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT), a global leader in telecommunications solutions, will build what is known as a Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical network. The network will provide integrated data communications and support a variety of applications, including: synchronous data replication, streaming video, video instruction and workstation video conferencing, converged networking, storage-area networks, Intranet support and support for Internet access for the end-user employees.
When the build out of the fiber optic network is complete, the Wall Street West fiber network will also interconnect with Monroe County’s already robust fiber-optic infrastructure
In addition to the fiber network, Monroe County, the Poconos, and Northeastern Pennsylvania offer business significant advantages, including:
- Power, water and transportation systems separate from New York City
- Central location with easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington
- Low operating, energy and real estate costs
- Substantial business tax incentives
- An educated, dedicated and productive workforce