FASTAR offers the ability to restore more than 67,000 circuits in minutes, compared with a process that before could take up to several hours to complete.
The deployment of FASTAR is part of our continuing effort to increase quality and reliability of the AT&T Worldwide Intelligent network," said C.
Should an AT&T fiber optic cable between Miami and Orlando be snapped by a construction backhoe, for example, FASTAR automatically senses the break, Fairbank explained.
The configuration of our fiber optic cable network and the equipment we already have in place made Florida a perfect test lab for FASTAR," said Fairbank.
AT&T will continue to deploy FASTAR in other locations throughout the year, and virtually all of the AT&T domestic fiber network will be protected by the new system by the end of the year.