County Communication Information Commission (WCCIC) is
a 28-e Organization responsible for the Information Technology
(IT) requirements for the County of Woodbury and the
City of Sioux City, Iowa. Included
within these IT requirements is our Wide Area Network
(WAN) which is predominantly wireless.
Sioux City, Iowa
is located in Northwest Iowa along the Missouri River.
The terrain is extremely hilly with heavy tree cover. All
of Woodbury County features these same terrain attributes.
WCCIC contracted Calhoun Communications, Inc. to perform
a site survey for the Sioux City Iowa, Metro area.
After the survey was completed, Calhoun Communications,
Inc. designed a 36 remote site multipoint wireless network
implementing 2.4 GHZ and 5.8 GHZ technology with bandwidth
up to 45 Mbps full-duplex.
Calhoun Communications, Inc. was also contracted to
supply, install, and implement the proposed wireless
network. Their firm provided all devices required for
a successful implementation including antenna mounting
structures, cabling, antenna mounting apparatus, and
The wireless network
was initially installed in the Fall of 2000. Calhoun Communications, Inc. provided
excellent workmanship and proved their expertise in
wireless technology. The project was implemented on
time, within budget and done with a great deal of professionalism. Our
wireless network has been incredibly stable, thus we
have expanded several times. Recently, we had
Calhoun implement the Proxim 5054R Wireless products
as well as Proxim Tsunami Point-to-Point systems. We
have had great success with these two lines and recently
purchased additional 5054R products to replace obsolete
Cisco wireless devices.
On the rare occasion
of an outage, the technicians from Calhoun Communications,
Inc. responded well within the time-frame contracted
and were able to restore service immediately. I
also believe that contracting with Calhoun to conduct
a post-installation system tune-up has contributed
to our wireless network stability.
Based on our experience, I would
highly recommend Calhoun Communications, Inc. for
any type of wireless project regardless of size and