A Major Infrastructure Project Completed in Tiffin

Infrastructure Upgrades

A major infrastructure project consisting of relocating a Point-of-Presence within ICN’s fiber optic Network was successfully completed on Sunday, August 26.  The project involved a site relocation and buildout for the Tiffin point-of-presence, which took months to plan, hours of design and engineering, and enormous coordination between the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Fiber Network Services (ICN’s Managed Service Provider), and ICN.

Technicians monitoring equipment and troubleshooting circuit restoration.The new shelter will provide the Network a dedicated, diverse point-of-presence that not only serves our current customers, but also enables new services, makes way for the new core and enhanced redundancy, and sets the stage to provide public safety grade services.

The new location was offered by the Iowa DOT, which provided the land for the new splice point as well as fiber assets to make the new point diverse.

In preparation of the cutover, where possible, temporary circuits were established to protect connectivity to critical infrastructure customer facilities, and ensure that services were running during the time of transition. The cutover took 16 hours, with four splicing teams working simultaneously to splice 400 strands of fiber.

This infrastructure project positions ICN to offer customers a new location for Colocation services, and a disaster recovery facility that assists with supporting and maintaining critical infrastructure.