SOURCE: American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems

October 06, 2009 08:17 ET

Online Financial Services Pioneer Connects to American Fiber Systems' Low Latency Atlanta Fiber Backbone

TranDotCom Solutions Utilizes Fiber Link to Conduct Critical Business Support Tasks

KENNESAW, GA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - To ensure consistent uptime, speed, and a reliable internet connection, TranDotCom Solutions LLC, the Short Term Lending Industry's leading online transaction processing software vendor, now connects to the American Fiber Systems (AFS) Atlanta Ethernet-over-fiber network. The move provides TranDotCom with a high speed, mission-critical connection to the Internet and the foundation of a highly reliable backup to their ATT Metro Ethernet private point-to-point connection.

The fiber link to AFS's privately owned, low latency network provides the speed of access, consistent uptime and redundancy required by TranDotCom as they support 24x7x365 usage of the company's web-based applications by thousands of clients that include high-traffic retail loan stores as well as online lenders.

TranDotCom chose AFS as their network provider not just because AFS offers a reliable and redundant connection, but also because AFS provides the opportunity to quickly and easily upgrade bandwidth to accommodate the fast-growing company.

"It's important to work with people who understand the demands of system uptime and redundancy protection," said David Hostetter, Technology Services Manager, TranDotCom. "AFS doesn't just sell a contract -- they truly get what we're trying to accomplish in terms of supporting critical daily business tasks. In evaluating our provider options, AFS was the clear consensus choice for speed of installation, cost-effective and flexible product configuration and the high speed and reliability that we demand."

Because application downtime accounts for nearly one quarter of all downtime (Infonetica), TranDotCom was prompted to seek more affordable means to gain low latency bandwidth. Enterprises in and around Metro Atlanta are turning to AFS for secure, high availability network connectivity and also to work with a telecommunications provider that offers responsive service and an iron-clad guarantee.

"Financial services is a highly competitive market where executing faster, reliable, safe transactions means winning business," said Mike D'Angelo, Senior VP Sales and Marketing at AFS. "We built our Metro Atlanta network specifically to serve customers like TranDotCom -- businesses that must run on bandwidth that is secure, upgradeable, and consistently available."

American Fiber Systems provides metropolitan networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large and mid-sized enterprises in ten markets nationwide. AFS network also offers long haul interstate transport between Las Vegas, Reno, Boise, and Salt Lake City. For more information on partnering with AFS, visit

About American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems (AFS) provides metropolitan fiber optical networking infrastructure, dark fiber and Ethernet transport services to carriers and large enterprises. AFS enables its customers to easily and reliably connect to a city's most important points of communications presence; Internet Service Provider (ISP) and data center locations; Inter-exchange "carrier-hotels"; wireless providers and Fortune 1000 companies. AFS has deployed more than 1.2 million miles of high-capacity, high-bandwidth metropolitan fiber optic cable since 2000 in several cities, including Atlanta, Ga.; Boise, Idaho; Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Reno and Carson City, Nev.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. AFS has more than 500 capacity enabled on-net buildings and supports an addressable market teledensity of more than $9 billion in annualized telecommunications services. AFS is a privately held venture-backed company led by Dave Rusin who shares insights on telecommunications trends and news on his blog at

About TranDotCom Solutions

TranDotCom Solutions is a leader in automated consumer finance transaction processing, providing a full range of consulting, software, support and transaction processing services which allow lenders to be more competitive and highly efficient. TranDotCom Solutions understands and specializes in all of the components of consumer finance lending including payday advance and line-of-credit products. TranDotCom pioneered the industry's first web-based transaction management system and has been processing transactions since 2000, supporting storefront and online lenders in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. TranDotCom may be reached at 678-433-1200 or

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