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Ftth Council Report Sept 05


Presentation given to city council on Sept 5, 2006

Presentation given to city council on Sept 5, 2006

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  • 1. Fiber to the Home Feasibility Study
  • 2. What is FTTH?
    • A system where fiber is run between central office and the home or business
    • Provides almost unlimited bandwidth
    • Can be used for voice, video, Internet, security along with other high-speed multimedia services such as gaming
  • 3. Why FTTH?
    • Enormous information carrying capacity
    • Easily upgradeable
    • Ease of installation
    • Allows fully symmetric services
    • Reduced operations and maintenance costs
    • Benefits of optical fiber:
      • Very long distances
      • Strong, flexible, and reliable
      • Allows small diameter and light weight cables
      • Secure
      • Immune to electromagnetic interference (EMI)
  • 4. Why FTTH? - fiber versus copper
    • A single copper pair is capable of carrying 6 phone calls
    • A single fiber is capable of carrying over 2.5 million simultaneous phone calls (64 channels at 2.5 Gb/s)
    • A fiber optic cable with the same information-carrying capacity (bandwidth) as a comparable copper cable is less than 1% of both the size and weight
    Source: Corning Incorporated
  • 5. Technology Minutes Hours Days Modem 56 kb/s 2 ISDN 128 kb/s 20 12 DSL 1 Mb/s 2.5 Cable 2.5 Mb/s 1 30 FTTH 0.4 Estimated minimum time to acquire Braveheart Technical considerations – Speed
  • 6. FTTH overview List of ‘US Optical Fiber communities’ 2003
    • Alabama
    • Sylacauga
    • California
    • Amerige Heights
    • Canyon Hills
    • Kenwood
    • Parc Metropolitan
    • Palo Alto
    • Poppy Measdoss
    * many more in construction and pre- construction Roseville Sacramento Talavera Colorado Buckhorn Valley Colorado City Eagle Ranch Rye Florida LPGA Community Kansas Almena Hill City Norton Osborne Quinter Sharon Wakeeney Wamego Massachusetts Pine Hils Tauton Michigan Cobblestone Minnesota Alberta Chokio East Ottertail Evermoor Morris Nebraska Blair Oklahoma Hinton Oregon Woodburn Pennsylvania Kutztown South Carolina Daniel Island Sandy Point Texas Burleson Laredo Canyon Gate Brazos Lakes on Eldridge Northpointe Rock Creek Grand Lake Estates Victory Lakes Crystal Falls Utah Kamas Provo Georgia Dunwoody Iowa Cambridge Guthrie Center Huxley Slater Idaho Bear Creek Virginia Ashburn Brambleton Braemar-Bristow Bristol Leesburg Purcellville Washington Chelan County Douglas County Grant County Issaquah Highlands Mason County
  • 7. City Council Goals
    • Alternative revenue sources
    • Encourage young people to live in Salisbury
    • Implement special initiatives to improve quality of life for citizens
    • Create a positive business climate
    • Attract and retain city employees
  • 8. Alternative revenue sources
    • Provide Triple Play to residents
    • Triple Pay
      • Video
      • Voice
      • Internet
    • Provide other services such as gaming, security, Video on Demand
  • 9. Encourage young people to live in Salisbury
    • FTTH would provide necessary bandwidth for young lifestyle
    • FTTH would provide the cultural environment that would be attractive to young professionals
    • FTTH would provide economic benefits that would attract new jobs
  • 10. Positive business climate
    • Shows city’s commitment to new technologies
    • Provide superior quality telecommunication services
    • Business incubator
      • Use fiber network to provide new services to business community
  • 11. Implement special initiatives to improve quality of life for citizens
    • Provide competitive rates for services
    • Provide alternative packages for video
    • Provide combined services with one bill
    • Provide services that aren’t currently available
  • 12. Other benefits
    • Automated meter reading for Utility
    • Replace 800Mhz system as backbone for SCADA
    • Fiber to Fire Dept’s Alliance members
    • Offset current city spending for telecommunication services
    • Provide security, such as video surveillance, to city facilities
  • 13. FTTH compares to early electrical distribution
    • Larger cities received electric systems before smaller cities
    • Cities were early adopters of electric systems
    • Many communities got electricity only because of community involvement
  • 14. Existing projects in NC
    • City of Morganton
    • City of Laurinburg
    • Polk County
    • Clay County
  • 15. Recent FCC rulings
    • Inhibit competition
    • Speculated to raise rates
  • 16. Salisbury’s plan
    • Conduct feasibility study
    • Look at alternatives such as wireless
    • Talk to community to determine interest
    • Present results to council by the end of the year