The city of Saratoga Springs, NY has unanimously voted SiFi Networks as the preferred supplier of a fiber optic network in the city.
The city has been discussing its technical infrastructure for many years, and now plans are in motion and it can look forward to superfast speeds that will offer a sustainable technological future for the community and its businesses.
SiFi Networks will deploy its FOCUS™ system which consists of a number of proprietary and non-proprietary construction techniques to build the fiber infrastructure which 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 upon completion of installation.
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 water outflow points, underground utility access points, city utility buildings and select street locations for monitoring weather conditions.
“Saratoga Springs will receive a network that is fully future proof, we have ensured that all bases are covered in designing its requirements. Sustainability is key.” Commented Scott Bradshaw, President, SiFi Networks America.
Residents will benefit from a far better browsing, streaming and gaming experience with a fiber connection, as well as the advantages a faster internet brings to city services such as healthcare, transport, safety and environmental management to name just a few.
Businesses in the city will have a platform for growth and greater productivity as well as reliability, improved data storage and better remote communication.
The infrastructure may also attract new businesses wanting to operate from the city as well as new residents being attracted to the area, growing the local economy.
An independent feasibility study will now be carried out to establish the requirements of the city. The study aims to identify any potential hurdles the city may face by installing such a network, including those that are geographic, engineering, or financial in nature.
Market and community based research will also be carried out to determine the city’s appetite for such a network to ensure the demand for the service will be there once built.
SiFi Networks ask that residents and businesses of Saratoga Springs go online now and register their interest for service on its website by following this link www.sifinetworks.com/inyourcity/saratoga-springs-ny/register-interest-residential/
The city of Salem, MA has awarded SiFi Networks a contract to design and build a fiber optic network that will deliver next generation services and Gigabit internet to the city.
Salem has been keen to bring superfast internet to the city for some time, and following the city’s request for proposals, SiFi Networks gladly submitted theirs along with other developers.
Following a period of review the city unanimously voted for SiFi Networks as its preferred developer.
“We are delighted to have won this contract and are very proud to be the enabler of a brighter economic future for the city as well as assisting with the city’s digital divide” Commented Ben Bawtree-Jobson, CEO at SiFi Networks America.
SiFi Networks will fund and build a network of symmetrical speeds of 1 Gbps or higher to each home, and to offer a business level of service at similar or higher speeds, utilizing its FOCUS™ system which consists of a number of proprietary and non-proprietary construction techniques to build the fiber infrastructure.
Installation of the network will be carried out in the least invasive manner limiting the impact on city roads, sidewalks, and other infrastructure. The process will be fully managed in line with the city engineer to determine the best process for each street ensuring the condition of the roadway is returned to its condition prior to the installation.
The network is a huge step forward for the community and will address the individuals and families not regularly accessing internet due to cost, access, awareness, or equipment issues. This will be achieved through the provision of a level of low-cost or free internet access, and through services to targeted libraries, workforce development centers, community centers and social services training facilities which may also serve as “anchor tenants” for a selected Proposer.
The city of Salem will be able to benefit from streamlined government communications, better access to dynamic educational resources, improved healthcare management and improved public highway and transport services to name just a few.
“SiFi Networks will offer competition to our local internet service provider, giving Salem residents greater choice, strengthening our local economy, and laying the groundwork for many innovative smart city opportunities in the coming years,” commented Salem Mayor, Kim Driscoll.
“The possibilities that a high speed city-wide fiber network present are truly exciting. We’ll continue to work closely with SiFi Networks, community stakeholders, and neighborhood groups to try to ensure that the installation of their network is as minimally disruptive as possible. I am very much looking forward to SiFi Networks getting underway, so we can work together to bring greater competition and choice to Salem residents and businesses.” added Mayor Driscoll.
Businesses in the city will have a platform for growth and greater productivity as well as reliability, improved data storage and better remote communication. This will inevitably attract more businesses to want to operate from the city.
SiFi Networks ask that residents and businesses of Salem go online and register their interest on its website by following this link www.sifinetworks.com/inyourcity/salem-ma/register-interest-residential/
An independent detailed feasibility survey will also be carried out amongst the community to establish the demand in the city for this type of network.
East Hartford has entered into an agreement with SiFi Networks to deliver a fiber optic network to the town, the first of its kind in New England.
East Hartford wants to become a world leading gigabit capable network, SiFi Networks privately funds and builds citywide fiber optic networks to enable service providers to bring the fastest and most reliable services to the community.
The infrastructure will first prioritize commercial corridors as well as residential areas that have demonstrated demand. This will foster innovation, drive job creation and stimulate economic growth.
Multipath/diverse connections which are high speed, resilient and affordable will also be provided for business and anchor institutions such as school, municipal buildings and libraries for example.
Scott Bradshaw, President at SiFi Networks America commented, “We are excited to begin work with East Hartford and eager to start our due diligence process enabling us to take the project to the next phase. This will involve completing the network design while conducting a scientifically based analysis of demand for fiber internet by residents and businesses in East Hartford as well as understanding the town’s own requirements.”
The deployment of a fiber infrastructure will ensure the economic future of the town and make it a prosperous place for people to live and work. Residents will not only see quicker download speeds and better streaming experience, but they will also experience better community services. Healthcare will be improved as well as police departments and the environment to name a few.
“In SiFi Networks, East Hartford found a nimble partner that understood the value of high speed connectivity to both the community and to future development. Once the installation of fiber is completed within East Hartford, we will see barriers like the educational divide broken down and that’s nothing but good for the community today, tomorrow, and in the future.” Commented Mayor Leclerc.
Business owners will also see improved productivity, security and reliability the overarching benefits to a fiber network.
SiFi Networks ask that residents and businesses of East Hartford go online now and register their interest for service on its website by following this link www.sifinetworks.com/inyourcity/east-hartford-ct/register-interest-residential/