Manhattan/K-State Fiber Optic Sharing


Kansas State University has a fiber optic network that in many places is within City–owned right–of–way. An agreement has been formulated allowing some dark K–State fiber to be utilized by the City to increase it ITS network footprint. This will allow the Manhattan Traffic Operations Facility connections to some intersections that are currently isolated from its network because of topographic or line of sight issues. This project allows the City to gain access to additional intersections and allows K–State Police and Athletics access to the City's traffic management system. Riley Co. will also connect their 911 PSAP to the K–State 911 PSAP via a point–to–point microwave link with this K–State fiber. A connection will also be made to the fire station at 2000 Denison Avenue for use of the facility during and after emergencies.




Short to Medium Term


City of Manhattan Public Works
Kansas State University


Manhattan Communications Network