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Merit Network completes upgrade for UM, MSU, Wayne State research

January 28, 2013

Merit Network Inc. announced today that they have completed a scheduled equipment upgrade on the MiLR (Michigan LambdaRail) fiber ring. The upgrade took place Jan. 3-5, and included installation of equipment, cut-over and migration of existing service to the new equipment. The equipment deployed in the upgrade was ADVA Optical Networking. MiLR is a high-speed, special purpose, data network created jointly by the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. It provides low-cost fiber-optic connections between the three campuses and to national and international research and education connection points.