SOURCE: American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems

June 23, 2009 08:06 ET

Sire Technologies Connects to American Fiber Systems to Improve Government Efficiency, Reduce Costs

Migration to AFS's Ethernet Access Improves Software Company's Ability to Support Award-Winning Municipal Initiatives

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Sire Technologies, voted 2009 Utah "Best of State" for software development in the science and technology category, has connected to American Fiber Systems' (AFS) award-winning Salt Lake City optical fiber network to provide increased efficiency to its government and municipal clients. State-wide District Attorney's Offices and the Utah Attorney General Office use Sire Technologies' software to reduce costs and unnecessary work flow involved in records management and agenda automation.

By connecting to AFS's high-speed network, Sire Technologies provides local and state offices a secure, fast and affordable means to manage documents and emails in compliance to local and state law. Sire Technologies software supports required functions, such as the mission-critical, real-time retrieval of electronic dockets, case file documentation and recorded testimonials, and agenda automation solutions built specifically for government agencies in Utah and across the US and Canada.

AFS's Salt Lake City network, comprised of 18,720 miles of fiber throughout and around the city, provides Sire Technologies and its clientele unlimited access to real-time Ethernet connections and speeds, a significant improvement over Sire Technologies' previous solution.

"AFS provides redundancy from multiple connections," said Adam Shildmeyer, Network Engineer, Sire Technologies by Alphacorp. "On the backside, it's everything a business would want in terms of uptime, along with the custom routing necessary for our type of business. If we hadn't made the transition, we'd be stuck with 1/3 the capacity for the same price we pay for AFS's upgraded technology."

Sire Technologies' new AFS connection also resolved internal bandwidth issues, resulting in greater business efficiency and improved employee morale.

"Municipalities in our markets continue to rely on AFS for secure, high-bandwidth connections," said Mike D'Angelo, Senior VP Sales and Marketing at AFS. "And upgrading to higher bandwidth results in more efficient government for taxpayers."

Currently ranked #162 on Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 Fastest Growing companies, American Fiber Systems provides metropolitan networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large and mid-sized enterprises in ten markets nationwide. 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 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 Sire Technologies

SIRE Technologies, Inc. has a long history of helping clients solve the challenges associated with electronic content and legislative management. For more than two decades, SIRE's core focus has been on local and state government agencies. This has resulted in a deep understanding of the environment in which governments operate and the challenges they face related to compliance, budget and politics. For more information about SIRE, call 801-977-8608 or visit

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    American Fiber Systems
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