City of Plantation
– The Customer
As one of the most prominent cities in the Miami metropolitan area, the City of Plantation covers 21.93 sq. miles of central Broward County and is home to over 94,000 residents. Featuring prestigious centers of education such as the South Florida Campus of the University of Phoenix and American Heritage School, one of the top college preparatory schools in the nation, in addition to several golf and country clubs, and over 13,000 privately-owned businesses.
Fully-Operational Dark Fiber Underground Network
Ring Configuration Connection in 27 locations
10 Gigabit Backbone with 1 Gigabit Connections at Each Location
Scalability for Smart City Applications, such as Smart Lighting, Traffic Sensors, and Public Access WiFi
A growing and diverse city, Plantation required a fully-operational Dark and Lit Fiber underground ring network to support the City’s core services within a six-month building period. The network needed to consist of 27 sites owned by the City, one of which was already operational, with some areas requiring dual laterals whereas others only needed a single lateral, and connected in a ring configuration. The network design needed to adhere to all City, County, and State regulations regarding underground utilities and policies. Procedures during construction ensured there was no business disruption or breach of sensitive data. Hotwire Communications was to supply, install, and operate all necessary equipment to deliver services to the 27 locations and continue to operate and maintain services after the successful completion of the project.
Hotwire Communications worked closely with Plantation officials during every phase of the project design and implement a network infrastructure that addresses the specified needs of the City while also allowing for future needs to be met, including scalability for Smart City applications, such as energy-saving smart lighting, traffic sensors to manage vehicular and foot traffic better, and public access Wi-Fi. A considerable amount of time and effort was dedicated to meeting with City leadership in order to ensure the design matched their vision for the network and seamless deployment.
It was also necessary to address numerous environmental and unforeseen circumstances, including inclement weather conditions, a significant amount of coral that was discovered during trenching and boring, and precise coordination of efforts in order to complete all construction work within the agreed-upon timetable.
By collaborating with other vendors, Hotwire Communications successfully deployed a dark and lit fiber network with a 10 Gigabit backbone with a 1 Gigabit connection at each of the 27 locations. The City’s personnel were trained in the proper operation and management of the network, which was then turned over to the sole proprietary ownership of Plantation.
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