Wireless Solutions for State & Municipal Governments

Some of our first customers were state, city and town governments. Through years of experience, our engineers have built an intimate understanding of the challenges faced by IT staffs at the state and local levels. We develop wireless solutions connecting public servants in urban and rural areas that include historic buildings, difficult terrain and geographically dispersed sites.

Our cost-effective wireless solutions allow state and municipal governments to:

  • Increase public safety by connecting police stations, enabling video surveillance and
    extending wireless coverage to remote areas
  • Improve the agility and response time of firefighters and medical personnel
  • Provide Internet access to residents at libraries and other Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Connect employees who are spread across a region and are responsible for delivering critical public services
  • Enable data backup, voice over IP, community television and high-definition video

Customer Stories

Some of our recent state and municipal projects include:

Town of Mashpee, Massachusetts

We eliminated the town’s high monthly costs related to frame relay networks while achieving full return on investment in less than a year. Working with the Mashpee’s IT team, we designed and deployed a number of robust and reliable networks:

  • Connected multiple buildings, including schools, police and fire headquarters,
    public works and the library with primary Proxim point-to-multipoint 36Mbps
    system and a backup Proxim multipoint system
  • Enabled 24/7 video surveillance at the town’s largest park with a Proxim
    point-to-point system
  • Implemented APs that allow fire headquarters and substations to upload
    critical data for ambulance services

Town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts

With a mostly fiber-based infrastructure, Tewksbury turned to DNS to extend connectivity more cost-effectively with wireless. Our engineers designed solutions that connect public servants to the Internet and run essential, bandwidth-hungry applications such as Munis, camera surveillance, water-meter readings and public-safety communications. These solutions, which have built-in QoS, include:

  • Expansion of the fiber network from police headquarters to the central fire
    station with a 42Mbps Motorola wireless backbone and a new tower
  • From the new tower, connection of police headquarters and two water tanks
    with eight other town offices and seven school buildings using a Proxim
    point-to-multipoint system

Town of Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket’s historic downtown made this project particularly challenging. To interconnect every municipal building across the island, we blended an antenna into the peak of the town’s landmark clock tower. We also replaced a failing 8Mbps wireless system that covered four sites with a Proxim MP11a 36Mbps solution that now connects all eight sites.

City of Malden, Massachusetts

Malden officials determined that extending the city’s network with fiber would take too long and incur high costs. As a result, our engineers created a mesh network to interconnect multiple municipal buildings featuring a Proxim point-to-multipoint solution.

Fall River Housing Authority, Massachusetts

With 18 state and federal housing developments throughout the city, the city’s housing authority spans three levels of government. We interconnected every site with Proxim MP11a and 900MHz products, enabling the expansion of the computerized tenant selection process and eliminating expensive leased lines.

Wireless Solutions for State & Municipal Governments

Have questions or need more information on our solutions presented? Contact a customer service representative at

Phone: 978-952-6000


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“I have worked with the DNS technical team on projects for every branch of the military and have great respect for them. Their RF engineers are some of the best in the country. They want me to be successful, and they always help me to be successful.”

— Sr. Engineering Project Manager, Raytheon Corporation