Wyandotte, MI, deploys FTTH network with CommScope

Dec. 14, 2020
The municipality, which is 11 miles south of Detroit, will use the fiber broadband network to connect nearly 13,000 homes and more than 700 commercial buildings.

CommScope says it has supplied both physical infrastructure and services to the City of Wyandotte, MI, for a fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment project. The municipality, which is 11 miles south of Detroit, will use the fiber broadband network to connect nearly 13,000 homes and more than 700 commercial buildings.

The FTTH network will support up to 10 Gbps and provide connectivity to almost 25,000 residents. The project, which will see the upgrade of an existing network, will require full conversion to FTTH, management of multiple contractors, network component integration, and relocation and expansion of the city’s headend. Toward these ends, CommScope Professional Services will provide inside and outside plant construction management and headend relocation. Ongoing consulting services include hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) and FTTH architecture analysis, network evolution, FTTH design services, off-air antenna, and satellite signal surveys.

“Wyandotte is an area that has flourished, developing a reputation as a destination for new and expanding businesses. We are spreading economic growth and investing in arts, food, culture, retail, and services that will be attractive to future generations,” said Paul LaManes, general manager of the City of Wyandotte. “Super-fast broadband will kick this evolution into a new gear, paving the way for new applications that improve the quality of life and advance social progress. CommScope eliminates the burden of dealing with multiple vendors while helping us to build a smarter and more strategic network.”

“This year has shown us that the internet is critical in keeping our society functioning in the face of rapid and unpredictable change. It’s reminding us the advantage of forward-looking design and the importance of network innovation,” said Tom McLaughlin, senior vice president of service providers for CommScope. “By planning ahead and working together with developers, local utilities, service providers, and trusted fiber experts, Wyandotte is creating a path for a connected future.”

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