Comm-Tract has designed, contracted, and now completed the new private fiber optic network for the City of Northampton. This network provides state of the art fiber optic data, voice, and video communications to the City, Police, Fire, and the School buildings in a private redundant ring network architecture comprised of just under 30 key building locations.
Thew City of Northampton elected to invest under $600K in this new network that will facilitiate high speed data, VoIP, and emergency services applications today with the expectation next generation applications in wireless, security, and video will be added to the network in 2013. The network is projected to provide a high return on investment for the city as the network replaces older more traditional telecommunications services which are costly to maintain on a monthly basis. The Comm-Tract provided fiber optic MAN (Municipal Area Network) is expected to be in service for over 30 years.