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The Network Operations Center is connected via an OC192 fiber connection to Verizon™ .  Applimetrix utilizes redundant DS3 (45mbps) connections thru Sprint™, AT&T™, and MCI/UUNet/Worldcom™. The Sprint connection is scheduled for upgrade to OC3 (155mbps) connectivity during the 2nd Quarter 2002. After this, the datacenter will then be peering (sharing capacity) with major backbones, to exchange connectivity. For redundancy, Applimetrix is currently running BGP4 (border gateway routing protocol) to maintain the speed and uptime. If one backbone line goes down, it will balance the load to the other(s). If one line gets congested, it will load balance the traffic.