U.S. SEC taps MetTel for 10G internet protocol services

July 22, 2021
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it will transition internet access connectivity to a new infrastructure contract.

Digital transformation and communications specialist MetTel (New York) on July 21 announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has selected the firm to provide Internet Protocol Services (IPS) under the General Services Administration (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract.

MetTel will provide 10 Gigabit Ethernet IPS connectivity at the SEC's second data center. In compliance with Federal Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) directives and as part of its digital transformation, the SEC has been transitioning its IPS services to EIS contract providers.

Established in 1934, at the height of the Great Depression, the SEC's stateed mission is "to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation." The agency is comprised of 11 regional offices and an IPS network that is fully converged with agency data, voice, and video services. MetTel notes that the agency's IPS operates as a "hot-hot" design, with providers having the maximum amount of physical diversity possible, to minimize the risk of downtime due to circuit failures.

"MetTel will equip the SEC with a forward-looking IPS solution that can facilitate upgrades and enhancements as telecommunications technologies and services evolve and advance," explained Robert Dapkiewicz, General Manager and SVP, Federal Programs, MetTel. "Utilizing the MetTel EIS Portal, the SEC will have access to the latest technology to monitor and report performance details in near real-time on the internet services delivered via the MetTel network. The portal will provide improved visibility into operations and service level agreement compliance. "

MetTel notes it has a growing federal practice. Since 2020, the firm says it has received contract awards from over one dozen federal agencies, totaling over $2 billion in total contract value after all options.

Over the last 18 months, MetTel has announced IT Communications projects with numerous city and federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, United States Department of State, and the Veteran's Administration.

Learn more at http://www.mettel.net.

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