Fort Drum is a U.S. Army garrison and a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, NY. Home to the 10th Mountain Division, the base provides a full range of training and base operations support to all service branches, 11 states and parts of Canada. Fort Drum’s base serves over 26,500 Reserve and National Guard members as well as personnel from other federal, state and local agencies. Fort Drum needed a solution that would modernize their infrastructure and provide faster, more reliable on-base communications.

At a glance.

Company Name

Fort Drum




+26,500 Reserve and
National Guard members

Solutions Used



Jefferson County, NY

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The need.

  • To improve connectivity across the 30-square-mile compound and better serve the thousands who live and work on the base.
  • To consolidate the assets of multiple carriers into a single, more permanent structure and provide a fiber conduit design that would connect to existing underground access points.
  • To meet the high standards and stringent requirements for building a new tower site on military property.

The solution.

  • We worked closely with the officials at Fort Drum to create a solution that would include a new tower design as well as all necessary fiber conduits to support their connectivity demands now and in the future.
  • We helped save money on trenching and installation costs, consolidate excavation work to a single event and lessen overall impact to the site.
  • This new design also provides easier access for equipment upgrades and growth, allowing for greater capacity in the future with less downtime.

The impact.

  • The new infrastructure ensures that personnel and visitors have the reliable coverage they need while on-base.
  • The improved connectivity has created a boost in overall morale on base and, now, recruits have the coverage they need to stay in touch with family and friends.
  • The new solution promises Fort Drum is set up for future 5G/6G networks.

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