Network changeover currently underway

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  • By 78th Air Force Base Public Affairs
A switchover to new network equipment as part of the Air Force-mandated Combat Information System One Base One Network Project is currently being conducted across Robins.

A cutoff period of facilities is scheduled in increments between February and May of 2012.

The installation of the high bandwidth network will link employees in 260 core buildings here. The $15 million project will impact all users on the and networks.

Users may see some loss of connectivity during the changeover over the next several months, but impacted organizations will have been notified at least two weeks in advance.

Installation has involved laying 36 miles of fiber optic cable and 21 miles of conduit. It has also included installing 1,126 new network switches in 523 communications rooms.