Originally published: April 25, 2012
Last updated: April 25, 2012 - 3:30pm
The City of Danville, Virginia has selected the Calix to support its municipal fiber network expansion.
As the city and its service provider partner Gamewood continue to expand the nDanville open access fiber network to reach new business and residential subscribers in new areas like those near Averett University, they will leverage gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology across the E7-2 ESAP and Calix 716GE-I indoor optical network terminals (ONTs) to deliver high-speed data, voice, IPTV, and security services. nDanville was the first municipally owned open access network in the United States, delivering service across three counties beginning in the fall of 2007. This network has been a pioneer in municipal broadband, honored for three consecutive years as a Smart21 award winner by the Intelligent Community Forum. The 500-square-mile network not only has delivered services to residents and businesses in the area, but also serves the city-owned utilities and the Danville Public Schools. The Danville Public Schools, which were connected in the first phase of the nDanville network build, benefit from speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), some of the fastest speeds available in the country. Throughout the history of the nDanville network, the entire project has been self-funded, relying solely on revenues brought in by the city.
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