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About Barb Mitchell

A marketing and communications professional with extensive experience developing comprehensive marketing strategies for both mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies, Barb Mitchell leads the management of JSA in Canada and emerging markets, focusing on client relationship management, strategy, execution and day to day operations.

DQE Communications: Why Today’s Manufacturers Need High Speed, Fiber Optic Networks

By |2019-04-18T18:01:05-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: big data, Big Data analytics, fiber optics|Tags: , , , , , , |

DQE Communications (DQE), the premier provider of high-speed, fiber-optic networking for businesses and carriers throughout Southwestern PA, Eastern OH and Northern WV, is pleased to share its new e-Book entitled Yo, Robot! Network Solutions for Manufacturers and Industry 4.0. With the rise of digitally-enabled advances such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Industrial IoT (IIoT), [...]

SCALABLE Networks: Simulation Models for Assessing Cyber Resilience

By |2019-04-09T13:19:04-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, General, Simulation Models|Tags: , , , , , , |

The next in the SCALABLE Cyber Resilience series explores how simulation models are an important tool in the effort to maintain cyber resilience in a system or set of systems. Simulation Models for Assessing Cyber Resilience To have confidence in any simulation assessment of the cyber resilience of a network and its applications, an at-scale (i.e., [...]

Calling Some JSA Noise to the Silent Killer

By |2019-04-09T12:12:41-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: General, jsa blog, JSA Canada, JSA Gives Back|Tags: , , , , |

If you think you’ve been checked for Ovarian Cancer, think again. Ovarian cancer is often referred to as the Silent Killer:  there is no reliable screening test for this disease and no vaccine to prevent it. When asked if they have been screened for ovarian cancer, the majority of women will say – well, yes, that [...]

FirstLight Launches Encrypted Wavelength Solution to Provide In-Flight Data Security

By |2019-04-09T12:12:15-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: data network services, data security, encrypted wavelength, encryption, Wavelengths|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FirstLight has added an encrypted wavelength solution to its suite of comprehensive services, offering a low overhead, low latency product which safeguards against a growing threat of data breaches.  This solution is designed to support businesses that require a resilient, cost-effective solution that simplifies end-user security management with an integrated web-based application network tool, without impacting [...]

FirstLight Provides Connectivity to Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

By |2019-03-27T11:34:51-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Connectivity, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Internet|Tags: , , , , , |

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, has selected FirstLight to provide Internet connectivity throughout its campus. The upgrade enables students to collaborate on important projects regarding history, agriculture, and economics. Hildene, taken from two Old English words meaning “hill and valley with stream,” is considered to be one of the nation’s most important Lincoln sites, second only [...]

SCALABLE Networks: Cyber Resilience Using Network Simulation

By |2019-03-26T17:02:41-04:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, General, Network Simulation, Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

The next chapter in the SCALABLE Networks Cyber Resilience series continues the important discussion around protecting networks and network systems against cyber attacks.  This chapter will explore how network simulation can assist with cyber resilience. Assessing Cyber Resilience Using Network Simulation An alternative to testing by using physical networks is to use high-fidelity, at-scale, network simulation, [...]

DQE Communications Brings Fiber-Optic Network to School Districts in Western PA

By |2019-03-20T20:20:44-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: education, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Network, Network Solutions, RFP, rural areas|Tags: , , , , , , |

DQE Communications (DQE), has been contracted by ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 (IU28) to provide its member school districts with high-speed internet services. DQE is the premier provider of high-speed, fiber optic networks for businesses and carriers throughout Southwestern PA, Eastern OH and Northern WV. The partnership will see DQE establish a purpose-built, fully owned, operated and [...]

Westchester’s Century Country Club Selects FirstLight

By |2019-03-13T12:37:27-04:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, General, Internet|Tags: , , , , , , |

FirstLight has been selected as the service provider for Westchester Century Country Club. FirstLight’s dedicated, symmetrical fiber-based Internet services are a considerable upgrade to the historic country club’s prior infrastructure which will provide members and staff with a more robust, efficient Internet connection.  Century Club spans 175 acres in Purchase, New York, and has been acknowledged [...]

SCALABLE Networks: Assessing Cyber Resilience of Networked Systems

By |2019-03-12T16:03:48-04:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, General, Network Simulation, telecom industry blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

As part of the SCALABLE Cyber Resilience series, today’s blog kicks off the important discussion around how cyber attacks can impact the network and ways that ensuring cyber resilience allows the network and the resident applications to deliver the expected service even when under a cyber attack. Assessing Cyber Resilience of Networked Systems Cyber attacks take [...]

FirstLight Appoints Len Camara as Chief Information Officer

By |2019-03-07T18:53:05-04:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Chief Information Officer, cloud, fiber, fiber network, General, network provider, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FirstLight has appointed Leonard (“Len”) Camara as Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Camara, a seasoned executive,  will serve as a member of the senior team and will oversee the advancement of the Company’s Information Systems and Information Technology functions to support the company's next phase of growth. Mr. Camara brings more than 20 years of experience leading [...]

Fiber-Based Network Provider Fatbeam Celebrates Nearly a Decade of Growth with New Website

By |2019-02-28T15:07:22-04:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: dark fiber, education, fiber, fiber network, Gigabit internet, lit fiber, Network, Network Solutions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Fatbeam, a leading B2B provider of fiber-based network solutions in the Western US, has officially rebranded in order to highlight its extensive growth and competitive advantages for organizations looking for Wide Area Network (WAN) and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) solutions. Founded in 2010, the company has dramatically evolved from a local Idaho-based provider to a dominant [...]

Scalable Networks: Network Digital Twins

By |2019-02-27T20:00:51-04:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, data security, General, Network Simulation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Check out the latest Scalable Networks Tech Tuesday blog, to learn about the network digital twin and how it is intended to accurately reproduce the behavior of your live physical network. Since its founding in 1999,  SCALABLE Networks has been focused on developing simulation technology and products to replicate live networks using high fidelity software models.  [...]

Stream Data Centers Enters Phoenix Data Center Market

By |2019-02-15T19:28:34-04:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: cloud, Data Center, enterprise, General, hyperscale, telecom news, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stream Data Centers, an industry leader in providing premium data center solutions has acquired a 418,000-square-foot facility on 157 acres of land in Goodyear, Arizona, where it will establish a data center campus for hyperscale and enterprise customers in the Greater Phoenix region. Initially, Stream will redevelop the existing facility, which at full build-out will contain [...]

eStruxture: The Case for Bicoastal Colocation in Canada

By |2019-02-13T12:21:35-04:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: colocation, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, ebooks, jsa blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the global data growth rate is doubling in size every two years. In fact, by 2020, the digital universe – encompassing all the data we create and copy annually – will reach 44 zettabytes. Similarly, Gartner recently predicted that, by 2020, there will be 20 billion Internet of Things [...]

Scalable Networks: Network Simulation Part 2

By |2019-02-04T11:09:36-04:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Cybersecurity, data security, General, Network, Network Simulation|Tags: , , , , , |

 Part 2 of the SCALABLE Networks Network Simulation blog series examines “What is Network Simulation” and explores the necessary requirements for operators. Network simulation provides tools to analyze the application, network, or device performance: real-time visualization and statistics display while the simulation takes place and post-simulation analysis of statistical data is collected during the simulation (for [...]

FirstLight Launches ‘Managed Edge’ Solutions

By |2019-01-29T13:51:11-04:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: cloud, Data Center, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Internet, jsa blog, telecom industry blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FirstLight,  in addition to providing fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast has now added 'Managed Edge' solutions to its roster of offerings. Connecting nearly 8,000 locations in service with more than 30,000 locations serviceable by a 14,000-route mile network, FirstLight offers a robust suite of [...]