Design Firm Hired for Princeton Fiber Optic Broadband Network

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Contract signed between the town of Princeton and G4S Technology LLC

We are excited to work on the design phase of this project with the town of Princeton.

A contract has been signed between the town of Princeton and G4S Technology LLC to design a fiber optic broadband network connecting town offices, schools and residences with high-speed Internet access. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, G4S Technology maintains a Massachusetts office in Springfield.

Voters at the May 14 town meeting approved an article requested by the Princeton Broadband Committee to allocate funding for design services expected to be completed by the end of July. The completed design, which includes the total cost needed to build the network, will then be brought to a vote at a special town meeting in September.

The state of the art network will consist of new fiber along Princeton’s existing utility poles. The location of the fiber optic cables on the poles has been approved by Princeton Municipal Light Department, the owners of the project space allocated.

The design will take into consideration more than 1,350 homes situated on Princeton’s 80.62 miles of road resulting in more than 425,600 feet of fiber optic cable. It will encompass access to all homes, including those set back from the road and those with underground utility services. A small number of Princeton homes located on Route 140 that rely on electrical services provided by the town of Sterling will be excluded from the completed design.

“We are excited to work on the design phase of this project with the town of Princeton,” said Bob Sommerfeld, President of G4S Technology. “We believe bringing broadband into smaller communities across the state will make a tremendous impact on economic growth, education and public safety. Community members will also enjoy the speed, reliability and convenience that high-speed broadband services will provide them on a daily basis at their schools, libraries, offices and homes.”

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About G4S Technology

G4S Technology (formerly Adesta) brings innovative, flexible and cost-efficient thinking to the design, construction and maintenance of stand-alone or integrated communication networks and security systems. For nearly two decades, G4S Technology has offered commercial, industrial and governmental clients an efficient single point of contact for all their project issues. A trusted partner to customers and suppliers around the world, G4S Technology takes great pride in delivering outstanding technology, superior control and a great return on investment.

G4S Technology has deployed over two million fiber miles in more than 200 rural and metropolitan areas and completed over 1,500 electronic security systems projects in the United States, Europe, Asia, Central America and the Middle East.

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, G4S Technology is managed by executives from the telecommunications, construction and security industries. The company is a leader in providing innovative, turnkey solutions for advanced communication and security systems.

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About G4S
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specializes in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.

G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.

G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 620,000 employees.

For more information on G4S, visit

For further information, contact:

Laura Kocher
G4S Technology

Stephen Cullen
Princeton Broadband Committee

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