DC-Net Citywide Communications Network

DC-Net provides managed voice, data, and video wire-based and wireless services to all government constituents city-wide over a secure, highly redundant, and high capacity fiber optic telecommunications platform. This standards-based platform lays the foundation for all next-generation government and public safety communications throughout the District. DC-Net is a program managed by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO).


DC-Net’s mission is to:

Spearhead the delivery of reliable and secure data and telecommunication services within the District.
Deliver cost effective, best-of-breed, and value-added products and services.
Improve access to affordable broadband services for community anchor institutions, public safety entities, and District residents and businesses—particularly in underserved areas.
Provide dependable 24/7 technical support with timely problem resolution.


Project Overview

The DC Community Access Network (DC-CAN) will bring affordable, value-added broadband services to over 250 health, educational, public safety, and other community anchor institutions primarily in broadband underserved areas of the District. It also creates a high speed middle mile network for last mile service providers to deliver affordable broadband access to residents and businesses in underserved areas.

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