The Switch™ Signs New Agreement With Verizon to Expand Digital Metro Fiber Services

Verizon Agreement Now Provides Local High Definition and Standard Definition Fiber Circuits Across the Northeast including NYC and Washington, DC.

Dec 01, 2010, 15:31 ET from The Switch

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Beers Enterprises, Inc. (BEI), owner and operator of The Switch™, has entered into an agreement with Verizon that will expand its ability to offer high definition video services to the broadcast television marketplace on the East Coast.  

Under the new agreement, The Switch is expanding its national digital fiber transport services to comprise 31 states and Washington, DC.  The Switch customers can now employ metro fiber optic services, including Verizon High Definition 1.485 Gbps, HD/SDI and Standard Definition 270 Mbps SDI local fiber circuits in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C.

"As a leading provider of advanced transmission services using fiber optic technology, our relationship with Verizon is igniting an exceptional value proposition for our customers," said Eric Pfaff, Executive Vice President of BEI.  "Now, more than ever our customers can take advantage of our high quality transmission offerings in order to cost-effectively accelerate their transition to HD/SDI services."

The Switch, a registered trademark of Beers Enterprises, Inc., is the leading fiber-based service provider in the New York metropolitan area, and also provides advanced video switching services from its facilities in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Miami, London, England and Toronto, Canada.

All cities of The Switch are connected via BEI's revolutionary Inter-City On Demand (ICOD) transmission service which allows customers to select 270 Mbps SDI and now uncompressed High Definition HD/SDI paths directly from their touch-screen customer-control computers. ICOD services can be utilized for any length of time without incurring minimum transmission fees.

The Switch was created in 1991 to provide cost-effective, customer controlled television signal routing services to the broadcast industry. Customers include domestic and international television networks, common carriers; local broadcast stations, and producers and distributors of sports, entertainment, news, financial and public service television programming. The Switch has been embraced by the marketplace as the global video gateway for unparalleled connectivity.

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SOURCE The Switch