Emergency alerts, 911 calls, health and safety bulletins — all will now travel over AiNET's dark fiber to regional metro stations at gigabit speed, as part of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's ongoing initiative to modernize the Washington, D.C. area's transportation network.
AiNET's dark fiber will increase streamline emergency response at major transit stations in the region. The critical fiber network will increase public safety and health efforts on the regional Metro network, making riders safer and streamlining functioning of essential Metro services at those locations.
Washington D.C.'s Metro system has a daily ridership of nearly 750,000, handling over 250,000,000 trips per year over a network of 91 systems and more than 1,100 rail cars. Metro is in the process of overhauling its transit network via the SafeTrack initiative.
Deepak Jain, CEO at AiNET, said he is proud the company had been selected to perform this critical network service. "They know AiNET can build, connect and maintain these optical fiber communications networks and help bring Metro up to the 21st century standard that Metro's riders demand," says Jain. "They know we stand behind them 100 percent, and are just as committed to the success of the project as they are. And Metro riders will benefit from increased safety and security communication infrastructure in the stations getting the upgrades."