Evansville and Vanderburgh Opts for OPT-E-MAN

The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, IN through an agreement with AT&T Inc. will have the state’s largest city/county optical fiber cable network. The OPT-E-MAN fiber optic network as expected will be faster and enable more efficient communications and operations among fire, police, park, water, transportation, and other city facilities.

AT&T will upgrade the city and county’s wide area network from its current copper cable network. The migration from copper cable to fiber optic cables will be performed by the telecom service provider. AT&T will install its cost-effective, optic fiber based OPT-E-MAN network as per the agreement.

Evansville is a city and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. The population is just more than 110,000, making it the state’s third-most populous city after Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, the largest city in Southern Indiana, and the 232nd-most populous city in the United States.

Evansville and Vanderburgh Opts for OPT-E-MAN 1

AT&T brand OPT-E-MAN is a fiber-based, fully managed switched metro Ethernet service that will accelerate communications among all 46 city and county locations with data transfer rates ranging from 5 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

OPT-E-MAN fiber optic network system is designed to accommodate future growth and advanced technologies. The fiber optic network will provide greater operational efficiency and communication among the various city departments and operations.

The city and county Information Technology Department worked with AT&T for more than a year to develop and design this fiber network. It will heighten disaster recovery capabilities by creating a backup off-site. AT&T will also provide around the clock monitoring of the network which enhances network reliability.

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