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<ul><li>Article courtesy of: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infoworld.com   </li></ul>Wireless Program Aims To Cover Silicon...
Ambitious plan to build 1,500-square-mile wireless public broadband network faces many obstacles.
Jed Kolko moderates a panel with speakers : Tad Deriso Seth Fearey Jeff Fishburn Robert Albee The Wireless Silicon Valley ...
Expected to cost $100 million to $150 million, Wireless Silicon Valley involves developing an architecture covering 1,500 ...
The network would only function outdoors and provide capabilities ranging from citizen access to  the Internet to provisio...
Project Goals: <ul><li>The goals with this network are: </li></ul><ul><li>To create lots of opportunities for the operator...
Project Challenges: <ul><li>The challenges with this network are: </li></ul><ul><li>Finding an owner/operator. </li></ul><...
<ul><li>A request for proposal was issued, resulting in companies such as </li></ul><ul><li>IBM   and  Cisco  offering to ...
Reaction From :  Seth Feary  ( project lead for Wireless Silicon Valley and vice president of Joint Venture,Silicon Valley...
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Article courtesy of: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infoworld.com </li></ul>Wireless Program Aims To Cover Silicon Valley By:  Paul Krill – ‘Editor At Large’ for Infoworld.com October 24, 2007
  2. 2. Ambitious plan to build 1,500-square-mile wireless public broadband network faces many obstacles.
  3. 3. Jed Kolko moderates a panel with speakers : Tad Deriso Seth Fearey Jeff Fishburn Robert Albee The Wireless Silicon Valley project was the subject of a presentation at the MuniWireless conference in Santa Clara, Calif. on Tuesday afternoon.
  4. 4. Expected to cost $100 million to $150 million, Wireless Silicon Valley involves developing an architecture covering 1,500 square miles. It would be used by around 40 cities in Silicon Valley, each of which has contributed $2,500 to seed the effort.
  5. 5. The network would only function outdoors and provide capabilities ranging from citizen access to the Internet to provision of public services. A variety of applications has been suggested, ranging from wireless reading of water meters to irrigation control and wireless parking meters that could have varying prices based on the time of day
  6. 6. Project Goals: <ul><li>The goals with this network are: </li></ul><ul><li>To create lots of opportunities for the operator of the network to make money. </li></ul><ul><li>To connect small businesses, attract businesses, and make Silicon Valley an exciting place to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting anyone, anywhere, involving any device. </li></ul><ul><li>The first two cities scheduled to receive the service are Palo Alto and San Carlos . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Project Challenges: <ul><li>The challenges with this network are: </li></ul><ul><li>Finding an owner/operator. </li></ul><ul><li>Operating on an unproven business model. </li></ul><ul><li>The network has a high cost to build. </li></ul><ul><li>The needs of low-revenue areas must be balanced with those of high-revenue areas. </li></ul><ul><li>The network also takes time to deploy. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A request for proposal was issued, resulting in companies such as </li></ul><ul><li>IBM and Cisco offering to provide equipment, and Azulstar to operate </li></ul><ul><li>the network. </li></ul><ul><li>These vendors comprise the Metro Connect team that intends </li></ul><ul><li>to provide the network infrastructure, own and operate it, and sell </li></ul><ul><li>services. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional operators are being sought.   </li></ul>Recent developments...
  9. 9. Reaction From : Seth Feary ( project lead for Wireless Silicon Valley and vice president of Joint Venture,Silicon Valley Network) &quot;We're going to move beyond the model of laptops connecting the Internet doing e-mail and the Web. We want to connect devices and things.&quot; &quot;People coming here for conventions would spend more money if they knew where to go. We can use this network to help give them that information.&quot; &quot;We're breaking new ground here. This is a big, big challenge.&quot; Article courtesy of: http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/10/24/wireless-valley_1.html
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