ISCWN: Holistic Planning And Deployment Of Wireless Networks (May 19 2007)

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  • 1. Holistic Planning & Deployment of Wireless Networks Dana Spiegel, New York City Michael Maranda, Chicago Peter Fleck, Minneapolis Michael Lewis, New York City (Harlem) Robin Chase, Boston
  • 2. Philosophy • Investment in city’s future • Ubiquitous and affordable access • Replaces dial-up • Sustainable (not free?!) • Create a marketplace, encourage competition • Digital divide is important, but not primary driver • Supplemental connectivity • “We aren’t here for the benefit of the AT&T’s of the world. They are here for our benefit. — Jim Baller ” 2
  • 3. Internet Users Dial-up Broadband Not Online 3
  • 4. Internet Users Primary Market 4
  • 5. Strategy • Involve community • Include wireline plans • Hybrid network deployment • backhaul • distribution • organization • Public amenity – free in public spaces • Applications – communication, government services • Build infrastructure, let ISPs use it (common carrier) 5
  • 6. Plan • Include low cost service level • “Low Income Triple Play” • End user equipment • Computers • Training • Partnerships with local communities and non-profits 6
  • 7. Business Models • Sponsorship – NYCwireless • Government owned and operated • Government owned, operated by contractor • Non-profit • For-profit partnership 7