Success Stories

Success Stories are examples of businesses, people, and communities that have used the Internet creatively to reach new markets or improve their communities.

Success Stories: nDanville

nDanville has been operational since the fall of 2007, and is the first municipally owned open access, open services network in the United States. Design Nine has been providing open access broadband planning and project management services to the City of Danville, Virginia since the spring of 2006. This is a regional project with a service area not only in the City of Danville but in three adjacent counties. The City had a fiber network in operation for several years that had been used exclusively for government and educational use.

Success Stories: The Wired Road

Carroll County, the City of Galax, Grayson County, and Crossroads Institute hired Design Nine in January of 2007 to conduct an extensive broadband planning effort for the three Virginia localities.

This project received approval in June, 2007 from DHCD to proceed with implementation, using a regional authority to manage the network. RFPs were issued in August for equipment and services, and customers and service providers will be using the network before the end of 2007. Construction is currently well advanced. The project is now called "The Wired Road."

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About Design Nine, Inc.

Design Nine projects have included the award-winning nDanville municipal open network, The Wired Road open access network, New Hampshire FastRoads, Rockbridge Area Network Authority network, the City of Eagan, Minnesota open access network, and over a hundred other planning efforts for communities in more than twenty states. The senior leadership of Design Nine has extensive, hands-on experience designing and managing telecommunications and broadband systems.

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Design Nine at a glance

Design Nine provides visionary broadband architecture and engineering services to our clients.

We have over seventy years of staff experience with telecom and community broadband-more than any other company in the United States.We have a full range of broadband and telecom planning, design, and project management services.