MELBOURNE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has entered into a $700 million contract with the State of Florida to provide a state-wide communications network that will connect public safety, law enforcement, public schools and other state and local government agencies. The contract has a seven-year base and seven one-year options.
MyFloridaNet-2 (MFN-2) will link more than 4,000 sites and provide approximately 4,700 connections via a secure state-wide communications infrastructure using the Harris Trusted Enterprise Network, a dedicated, private core backbone managed and operated by Harris from its primary network operations center in Melbourne, Florida.
The Harris network is a secure, highly available/highly reliable infrastructure supporting voice, data and video connectivity for the state’s government agencies, including county and city municipalities. It will also support other telecommunications services including Internet access, email, and web hosting for K-12 public schools and libraries.
“By implementing this state-wide communications infrastructure, Florida’s state and local agencies will be connected so they can work together seamlessly and efficiently, whether in emergency situations or conducting routine business,” said Carl D’Alessandro, president, Harris Critical Networks. “Harris is a Florida-based company with a vested interest here, and our mission critical network services will support the safety and economic growth of our State while generating cost savings over the life of the program.”
Harris teammates on the MFN-2 program include FPL FiberNet, CenturyLink, Level 3 Communications, Southern Light, and Verizon.
About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $7.5 billion in annual revenue and 21,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.
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