Aug 14th, 2009
Mammoth Networks Completes DSL FootprintMammoth Networks announces the company has inked the last remaining fiber agreement to provide Digital Subscriber Line coverage throughout Qwest's fourteen state footprint. The circuit will be installed by the end of August in St Cloud, Minnesota and enables Mammoth to provide their partners with access to Qwest's entire DSL footprint.
Mammoth Networks began privatizing Qwest DSL in March of 2005 with the introduction of service in five LATAs. The company has tirelessly worked to develop their platform into a diverse offering, recognizing the benefit of aggregating Qwest's Qhost product into a single-source platform. Fast-forward to 2009 and Mammoth's abilities extend to creating private ATM WANs, integrating DSL into a multi-service offering that includes Metro Ethernet and Private-Line and also stacking VoIP quality of service on the DSL.
Soon to cover 27 LATAs, Mammoth offers dense DSL coverage through the use of both Central Office and Remote Terminal DSL equipment, or DSLAMs. A typical DSL provider in Mammoth's coverage area typically limits themselves to CO-based DSLAMs, covering a mere 3-4 mile radius from downtown. Remote DSLAMs, however, have been widely deployed to provide coverage far beyond the smaller radius. The number of DSLAMs in Mammoth's footprint exceeds 20,000 locations.
Mammoth interfaces with Qwest using ATM, allowing the company to provision DSL at Layer 2 or Layer 3 of the OSI stack. Many of Mammoth's clients are large aggregators, using the company's services to provision networks without the need for VPN or private-networking equipment. The company now provides services to a number of the nation's larger private WAN aggregators.
Mammoth humbly began offering DSL service to small ISPs in rural areas. These ISPs were typically operating networks using high-cost circuits to reach their rural market. The Mammoth product offering was a distinct advantage for them. One such example is CS&T, a small ISP in Mammoth's home state that enabled Mammoth to recognize the niche DSL play.
"CS&T was our first partner," states Brian Worthen, Mammoth's head of business development. "They were paying mileage charges to extend ATM services to the town of Kemmerer. We flipped their network layout, and now their DSL services route through larger cities that equate to larger savings."
Kevin Kershner, owner of CS&T commented that, "these days you can only partner with the best. Having been a Mammoth partner since before it was called Mammoth attests to our trust in Mammoth excellence. Itâ€™s all about service and Mammoth's service has saved my bacon a few times over the years."
The company's second client was Blue Mountain Internet out of Walla Walla, Washington. Before Mammoth, Blue Mountain serviced residential customers without a network, affording them little control over the customer's experience. Ruben Bybee at Blue Mountain said that "we have been profitable with DSL since day one thanks to our relationship with Mammoth Networks. They have provided BMI exceptional technology, training and value."
Mammoth Networks is an aggregator of data services, serving fourteen Western states with their layer 2 DSL network and the lower 48 states with their private-line services. Mammoth enables its Partners by erasing the invisible lines of the telecommunications structure, and leveling the playing field for Network Providers. The privately-held company is based in Gillette, Wyoming.