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Acme Communications chooses MetaSwitch VP3500 for launch of Indiana CLEC.

MetaSwitch, a provider of broadband Class 5 switching solutions, has announced that Acme Communications, a division of Automated Data Systems, Inc. has selected the MetaSwitch VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch to provide packet voice services to business customers in northwest Indiana.

"After evaluating the leading next generation switch vendors and their solutions, there was really only one choice and that was MetaSwitch," said William Richey, CEO of Acme Communications, Inc. "The MetaSwitch VP3500 has a proven track record providing VoATM and VoIP Class 5 services and the corporate financial stability we are looking for in a vendor."

"Forward thinking Internet Service Providers like Automated Data Systems, Inc. are expanding their businesses by adding CLEC operations in regions often ignored by incumbent providers," said Bob Harvey, Regional Manager for MetaSwitch. "For Acme Communications, the MetaSwitch VP3500 provides all the traditional Class 5 features and services that customers expect along with the compelling economics, and advanced converged voice and data applications of a packet network."

The MetaSwitch VP3500 is the leading broadband-enabled Next Generation Class 5 Switch in North America, with more than 20 deployments, and support for GR-303, VoATM and VoIP as well as advanced Web-based subscriber services. Service providers are able to simultaneously serve customers in multiple calling areas with over 80 Class 5 features and services.

The MetaSwitch VP3500 is easy to deploy and scales from 400 to over 250,000 subscribers in a single rack.

Acme Communications, Inc, is a division of Automated Data Systems, Inc. the first ISP in northwest Indiana, a privately owned provider of Internet and computer services headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana.

Founded in 1984, Automated Data Systems, Inc. initially offered residential, business and educational computer systems and then became the first provider of Internet services in northern Indiana in 1994. This year Automated Data established the Acme Communications CLEC division that will first serve northwest Indiana and then expand throughout Indiana and Michigan.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
Geographic Code:1U3IN
Date:May 26, 2003
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