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Brian Myers says his company, Peoplelink Staffing Solutions, couldn’t wait to link up with Metronet in early 2008.

"Once we were hooked up, we had access to all that unlimited bandwidth," says Myers, who notes that Peoplelink is sending and receiving 400 to 600 gigabits of data via Metronet daily in the process of backing up its primary servers at GramTel.

While the company hasn’t added any new products or changed the way it does business, he said it is now able to provide better service and security for its customers because of Metronet’s unlimited bandwidth.

Peoplelink has its corporate headquarters in South Bend with 35 employees and another 50 offices around the country. It provides staffing services for industrial, clerical and professional clients.

Myers says his company was able to use Metronet − the dark fiber optic cable optic network that loops nearly 50 miles underneath South Bend and Mishawaka − so it could move its servers to a disaster recovery center. It chose the GramTel data services company, which has its corporate headquarters in South Bend, because of "all the various protections it offers." GramTel is a subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell.

In other words, that makes Peoplelink’s data more secure. "Metronet protects vital information, because it allows us to place servers offsite at a hardened data center," he said.

"Because of the speed of the Metronet, maintaining performance and usability is not an issue. Metronet also allows for better business continuity and uptime, because of this connection to the hardened data center.

Myers says his company has been "absolutely happy with Metronet.

"It’s been a big, big boon for us, mainly so we could have access to the services at the other end. I’d gladly recommend it."

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