Design Nine has provided the planning and project management for Florida's first municipal carrier class, open access fiber network. The project is leveraging fiber that the City originally placed for government applications, but is now opening up for business, retail, and commercial use. Construction began in late fall, 2009 and the first customers were connected in April, 2010. Two service providers are offering services on day one of operations, and several more have been evaluating the opportunity. Design Nine’s part in the project included:
The open access network is extremely attractive to business owners, entrepreneurs, and retail stores, who can move to Palm Coast knowing that their business have affordable broadband access. The City of Palm Coast is one of a very few communities in the U.S. with an all-fiber, “carrier class” community-owned network. FiberNET is part of the City’s plan to be one of the best locations for business in the United States. Combined with a great climate, excellent quality of life, low cost of living, affordable office space, and abundant recreational activities, the City of Palm Coast is an ideal place for business and industry.
For more information, visit the FiberNET Web site.
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