Expanding Network Capacity in Bastrop, TX

City of Bastrop

Company Profile

The City of Bastrop, located approximately 30 miles southeast of Austin, is the county seat of Bastrop County, Texas, and part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. The mission of Bastrop is to provide efficient, innovative and proactive services that enhance the quality of life of its residents and foster ongoing progress and continuous economic growth.

Challenge

Limited Fiber Access Inhibits City-Wide Connectivity and Digital Opportunity

Bastrop’s existing city-wide dark fiber network ring required expanded geographic reach and fiber access capabilities to enable ubiquitous connectivity across the city’s growing footprint. It also needed to be further built out to support the new level of robust redundancy, reliability and bandwidth required to meet the demands of public libraries, vendors, residents, businesses coming to the area and more.

With numerous construction initiatives currently underway, Bastrop required a network expansion that could support residents and businesses now with the capability to expand its coverage to suit the city of tomorrow. Furthermore, the city required a fiber partner that offered local expertise, prioritized hands-on, high-touch support and an understanding of the individualized needs of Bastrop—while offering solutions that aligned with its goals.

Solution

Expanding Network Capacity

To empower the City of Bastrop as it continues on its long-term growth trajectory and deliver the bandwidth, city-wide connectivity and redundancy it required, FiberLight was chosen to add three new 1Gbps Enhanced Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) fiber circuits to the existing fiber ring. With capacity being distributed to Bastrop’s city hall, convention center, library, vendors and more, this enhancement allowed the fiber ring to offer more robust access to redundant and high-capacity connectivity that supports businesses, residents and city personnel. Furthermore, this network addition aligned with the two-strand dark fiber ring that FiberLight built in Bastrop in January 2019 for the local Economic Development Corporation, offering the city and its industrial business park enhanced scalability to meet the needs of the future.

FiberLight was chosen by the City of Bastrop due to their enduring partnership; the City of Bastrop has been a customer of FiberLight since 2016. As a result, FiberLight has a unique understanding of both the city’s development process and the vision it strives to meet, delivering solutions that empower opportunities accordingly.

“We needed a network partner that could understand and meet our particular needs—someone that was a little more local that offered the support we needed when and where we needed it,” comments Jesse Miga, Director of Information Technology for the City of Bastrop. “Demands on networks are growing and evolving so rapidly, and ensuring our city is supported by this foundation of connectivity is essential as we look to enhance our reputation as an attractive destination for individuals and businesses alike. FiberLight was the ideal partner that met all of our requirements so that we can meet the needs of our residents and achieve our collective vision for Bastrop.”

Benefit

Connectivity that Meets the Needs of Today and Tomorrow

Provisioning increased bandwidth added redundancy and expanded reach to the growing city footprint. This network addition resolved existing limitations to ensure always-on capabilities and expanded digital opportunities for online business applications, new residential service use cases and more. Furthermore, the scalable fiber network provides a necessary foundation for ongoing growth.

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FiberLight was the ideal partner that met all of our requirements so that we can meet the needs of our residents and achieve our collective vision for Bastrop.

JESSE MIGA Director of Technology, City of Bastrop

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