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A New Public-Private Model for Gigigabit Broadband Gains Ground in Saratoga Springs, New York

Drew Clark

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BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: SiFi Networks appears to be gaining some traction in the U.S., based upon this report from Telecompaper. The company bring a public-private partnership model to a universal broadband build within cities, helping cities to get gigabit symmetrical service -- and to have control and/or ownership at the end of a period of time. We'll look forward to drilling into the details what's happening in Saratoga Springs, New York.

SiFi Networks wins contract to cover Saratoga Springs with fibre, from Telecompaper

The city of Saratoga Springs, New York unanimously voted SiFi Networks as the preferred supplier of a fibre-optic network in the city. SiFi Networks will deploy its Focus system, which consists of a number of proprietary and non-proprietary construction techniques, to build the fibre infrastructure that will deliver symmetrical speeds of 1 Gbps or higher to residential, commercial, and government buildings in the city as well as provision for known future developments.

Specific demand points will also be determined during the design process for future innovations, including street lights, traffic lights, intersections, bus stops, streets at city limits, storm wateroutflow points, underground utility access points, city utility buildings and selected street locations for monitoring weather conditions.

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Source: SiFi Networks wins contract to cover Saratoga Springs with fibre - Telecompaper

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