Municipalities and state agencies need to have an efficient network that spans buildings and can accomodate substantial applications and data. A private Fiber Optic Muncipal Area Network (MAN)— is the best option for many municipalities. It consolidates and extends communications across the various town offices, departments, schools, and in some instances, residences. By constructing a private network, the municipality is able to address their unique needs and;

  • Supply all municipal buildings with a common, secure communications infrastructure
  • Consolidate all voice and data systems— making it easier to mange and interconnect
  • Standardize network services among departments and schools
  • Increase Internet speed, bandwidth, and application response times
  • Reduce costs resulting from individual connections to providers and carriers across multiple locations
  • Improve data back-up infrastructure

Comm-Tract has been engaged with the commonwealth of Massachusetts for several years, licensed under the state contract.

Case Studies

City of Gloucester

Suffering from strained network communication between facilities, Gloucester had insufficient support for citywide data, applications, and secure Internet access. Also divided by a major interstate, Gloucester needed a new network that traversed the geography and provided access to all facilities.

Comm-Tract designed, constructed, and implemented a fiber optic Municipal Area Network (MAN) that provides high-speed voice and data services to all municipal facilities. Utilizing the city’s telephone poles and underground conduits, and constructing new underground trenches successfully linked all city facilities.

Comm-Tract also implemented Gloucester’s interior structured cabling systems for its local area network (LAN) environments, workstation locations, communications rooms, and data center.

City of Waltham, and Waltham Public Schools

Waltham suffered from frequent network outages and lacked the capacity to sustain seamless Internet access. The city called on Comm-Tract for this long-term, phased project that would give them the scalable communications infrastructure required for efficient network communications.

Working throughout the busy, urban community, Comm-Tract implemented a fiber optic metropolitan area network (MAN) that connects most city facilities including school buildings.

Waltham now enjoys seamless communications across the entire city. Over 20 school and city departments have reliable access to citywide applications and data, as well as the Internet.

Executive Office Of Health And Human Services

Executive Office Of Health And Human Services (EOHHS) has seven departments located throughout 14 buildings in Boston, Massachusetts. This aging communications infrastructure required upgrades to structured cable systems and local area network (LAN) infrastructure.

Comm-Tract worked within a busy urban environment to efficiently implement all the upgrades and seamlessly connect the 14 facilities.

The dynamic EOHHS, now enjoys a standardized communications infrastructure that allows for streamlined moves, adds, and changes as employees, applications, needs evolve.

Massachusetts Department of Corrections

With 18 campuses statewide, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections (DOC) has specialized data and security requirements. A 10-year relationship with the DOC made Comm-Tract the logical choice for constructing an efficient and secure telecommunications infrastructure.

To link all campuses, Comm-tact implemented a high-security cable and wireless infrastructure, in addition to an aerial and underground fiber optic network. Comm-Tract also installed interior structured cabling to more than 7,000 outlets.

The new network carries all voice, data, and video surveillance communications to more than 50 buildings statewide. It also gives the DOC the capability to perform campus-wide functions such as simultaneously locking down an entire facility.

Town of Marblehead

Marblehead, frustrated with the lack of accessibility to town-wide communications applications, called on Comm-Tract to deploy a standardized communications infrastructure that could support its day-to-day communications needs.

Comm-Tract designed and deployed a fiber optic Municipal Area Network (MAN) that linked all municipal facilities. The predominately aerial network, connects buildings through fiber optic patch panels that are carried through to local area networks (LAN) in over 15 buildings.

Marblehead now enjoys access to applications, systems and resources from any location on the town-wide network.

Town of Reading

The Town of Reading needed to eliminate network outages, add back-up services, and increase their communications infrastructure to house CATC, the town’s cable television station.

Working with the town, Comm-Tract designed a three-phase, 17-mile, fiber optic Municipal Area Network (MAN) that spanned over 500 aerial poles and utilized preexisting underground conduits. Comm-Tract also provided the interior structured cabling for the CATV and provided its integration to the communications infrastructure.

The town now posses an infallible, high-speed network that provides public access television directly into the local cable operators, Verizon and Comcast.

Town of Plymouth

The Town of Plymouth recognized the need for a single communications infrastructure that had the capacity to run all town wide applications while providing efficient access to the Internet and emergency management services.

Comm-Tract designed and deployed a 28-mile fiber and wireless Municipal Area Network (MAN) for Plymouth, outfitting them with high-speed voice, data, and security communications that connect over two dozen facilities. The network utilizes preexisting aerial infrastructure as well as new underground conduits. Comm-Tract also implemented high-performance interior cabling in the Town Hall and a central data facility that serves all buildings on the network.

Plymouth now enjoys seamless communications on an efficient and secure network.

Town of Weston

Weston, owner of an inefficient communications infrastructure and Internet access, was in need of an efficient network that had the capability to link town facilities and grow seamlessly to incorporate all emergency services.

Comm-Tract designed and implemented a scalable fiber optic Municipal Area Network (MAN) linking all town facilities with supplied high-speed voice, data, video, and cable TV services. Comm-Tract installed the private aerial network that traverses over 800 telephone poles owned by Verizon and National Grid. Comm-Tract also supplied all interior structured cabling infrastructure for facilities linked to the private network.

The town of Weston now possesses a communications infrastructure that can efficiently handle all data, communication, applications, and Internet access.