All of the buildings in the Fort
Hancock campus are connected via direct burial copper
cable of varying sizes and capabilities to Verizon’s frame
located in building 26. After Superstorm Sandy, Verizon
repaired the existing copper cable to restore data and
voice service for NPS and its partners. NPS has hired
an Architectural-Engineering (A/E) firm to conduct
an assessment and report on renewal and repair of the
communications infrastructure at Sandy Hook.
Once the report is received, NPS will engage
Verizon in negotiations to expand its fiber optic
infrastructure on Sandy Hook.
NPS has agreed to allow Verizon to install a 4G
LTE antenna, on Sandy Hook. This will expand the
cellular capabilities in the area immensely.
A separate project to run the first leg of fiber optic
cable from the Verizon microwave to Building 26 is
A new telecommunications underground
infrastructure is being installed at Fort Hancock in a loop
configuration. Only NPS buildings in use will be hooked
up to the new infrastructure as part of this contract.
The loop design allows for redundancy in service and
future connections to other buildings. Each of the future
tenants can connect to the infrastructure at specified new
maintenance hole locations at their sole expense. NPS
plans to install the new telecommunications underground
infrastructure by spring 2016. At that time, Verizon service
will be available when a building is connected by the