According to a story published this week by the Wyoming Business Report, Sheridan based Advanced Communications Technology and Century Link have been awarded contracts to begin building Wyoming's Unified Network.
The report indicates that the two companies, between them, will lay dual 100-gigbit broadband rings that will tie all state schools and agencies together, laying the groundwork for future private networks that could perform similarly. A-C-T was awarded two contracts that will take care of the northern part of the state, while Century Link will handle most of the southern circle that encompasses Casper, Cheyenne, the I-80 corridor and Jackson.
Currently the state operates 2.5 gigabit circuits. The redundant network will have access points in eight communities that will be anchored at schools or state offices. The backbone of the $15.8 million project should be completed by July of this year.