Highland Park, Illinois, is best known as an affluent suburban city about 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. Home to approximately 29,500, Highland Park maintains a strong and vibrant downtown community with an upscale urban outdoor shopping center filled with unique boutiques and shops, national brands and well known restaurants. Residents enjoy top-rated schools, the finest medical care and renowned cultural activities. Highland Park’s natural beauty and ease of access continually attract area businesses and visitors all year long.

To support and encourage ongoing economic growth and development, the city deployed a municipal fiber optic network that interconnects 18 publicly owned facilities. The network consists of diversely routed rings for increased system resiliency with self-healing connections to provide redundancy with excess duct and dark fiber capacity to scale to future technologies.

Highland Park Project Summary