STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 22 -- Aerie Networks has contracted with Ericsson to provide fiber optic cable for the largest broadband network in the US. The contract is worth more than $300 million over three years, said Aerie Networks. "As a Network Host, Aerie is creating a platform on which others can build and operate their networks," said Mort Aaronson, president and COO of Aerie Networks. "As one of the world's leading manufacturers of fiber optic cable and as an industry leader in optical fiber ribbon technologies for long-haul networks, Ericsson is the perfect technology partner for Aerie. This partnership represents a significant commitment by both companies to the successful implementation of the largest inter-city, broadband network ever envisioned in the US."