Over the span of four years Comm-Tract designed and deployed an extensive 28 mile Fiber and Wireless Municipal Area Network (MAN) for the Town of Plymouth in multiple phases.
The fiber and wireless network provides all the high speed voice, data, and security communications infrastructure for the Town of Plymouth. The first phase of the deployment completed in early 2007 provided fiber optic and wireless services to 18 town buildings, and the second phase of the network rolled out additional fiber to all of the school buildings. Today the full fiber and wireless MAN encompasses over 1800 Verizon and National Grid joint owned poles, is predominately aerial with just over 2 miles of underground conduits provided by Comm-Tract, has over 180,000 feet, or just over 35 miles of laser optimized Single Mode 24 to 192 strand fiber cable, and also has 5 sites served and interconnected to the Fiber MAN with 54mbps backbone wireless devices. The MAN terminates in over 28 buildings throughout the Town of Plymouth. The deployment of the 10/100gbps switching layer of the network was also completed. The entire Fiber/Wireless MAN is architected as a multi-ring carrier class topology with full redundancy to all sites on the network. Comm-Tract also deployed the structured high performance interior cabling infrastructure in the Town Hall and Central Data Center which serves all town and school buildings on the network. Joe Young, the Director of Information Technology for the Town of Plymouth said; “The team from Comm-Tract took care of everything for us from the design and deployment of the fiber and wireless MAN, to acting as our trusted consultant on anything regarding network communications for our community. We have never met a team of people from one company with the experience and expertise of the Comm-Tract organization.”