Tinley Park convention center brings gigabit internet to facilities

To better support the data needs of Convention Center clients, the Tinley Park Convention Center has upgraded their data service to 1 Gigabit using the Chicago Southland Fiber Network and Urbancom.net ISP services.  The increased data capacity will enable the Convention Center to fully meet the data demands of attendees and the many mobile devices […]

Daily Southtown: Fiber Network feeds the need for speed

By Mike Nolan Daily Southtown   In a room formerly occupied by a pharmacy in Oak Forest, steel-reinforced walls protect sensitive computer equipment that manages data carried on the new Chicago Southland Fiber Network. Intended to offer high-speed Internet access to municipal governments, schools and businesses in the south suburbs, the fiber optic network also […]

Village of Dixmoor to be connected to the CSFN Gigabit Network

Village of Dixmoor approves connection to CSFN and upgraded to VoIP phone service. The Village of Dixmoor will be implementing a new phone system (VoIP) to replace their aging telephone and data networks and lower the cost of providing those services. Using the Chicago Southland Fiber Network, Dixmoor will install a VoIP system hosted by […]

South Suburban College goes live with gigabit Internet

South Suburban College has migrated their Illinois Century Network and primary Internet access to the CSFN fiber network.  Using CSFN fiber and network resources, South Suburban College has primary data connectivity to ICN access ports at Equinix in Chicago, and alternate transport paths through Latisys in the event of a fiber cut or network failure. […]

South Suburban College goes live

South Suburban College has begun providing data interconnect and voice services (VoIP) across the CSFN fiber network, linking the central campus in South Holland with the remoted campus facility in Oak Forest.  As a component of providing enhanced communications services, SSC leased fiber from CSFN and has turned up the communications equipment providing the primary […]

CSFN Network Construction Completed

Construction on the major distribution and backbone of the Chicago Southland Fiber Network has been completed. The 144 strand fiber cable installed adjacent to I-57 with laterals serving 18 of the South Suburban municipalities has been tested and Carrier Ethernet electronics have been installed for the data services distribution network.

Urbancom tapped as manager of Chicago Southland Fiber Optic Network

The complete CSFN project will consist of 60 miles of fiber optic backbone and lateral infrastructure linking south suburban municipalities, public safety sites, community colleges, economic development fiber optic access sites, and two major Cook County anchor locations – Markham Courthouse and Oak Forest Hospital. The fiber optic infrastructure will be used to provide backbone […]

Broadband Communities Conference held in Tinley Park Convention Center

(L to R) CSFN Executive Director Rusty Winchel, SSMMA Executive Director Ed Paesel, Urbancom.net CEO Ed Urban, and Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki at the Broadband Communities Conference held at the Tinley Park Convention Center. The meeting was a national conference focused on municipal based broadband projects. The event celebrated the commencement of construction of […]