Vidalia Broadband Initiative

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Vidalia Broadband Initiative

  1. 1. City of Vidalia Fiber to the Home Project
  2. 2. City on the Move <ul><li>Major Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving the Entire Town </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydroelectric Dam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Riverfront Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vidalia Conference and Convention Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of Industrial Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of Port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flood of 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiber to the Home (FTTH) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Vidalia Broadband Initiative (VBI) <ul><li>Fiber to the Home (FTTH) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100% connectivity to Government, Businesses and Residences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiber Optic Cable Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Access to the Global Marketplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitive Equality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Services Available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Development Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of Life Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Grid Control </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Vision of Vidalia Broadband Initiative
  5. 5. Vidalia Broadband Initiative <ul><li>Fiber Optic Cable Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interconnected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Ring Double Redundant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Frequency Over Glass (RFOG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1Gb – 10Gb Commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100Mbs – 1Gb Residential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed of Light Connectivity </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Quality of Life for Citizens <ul><ul><li>Multiple Service Providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized Service Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost Savings through Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Development & Retention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-point Academics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telemedicine for Rural Healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Employment Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Democratization of Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future Bandwidth Requirements </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Vision of VBI
  8. 8. Fiber to the Home <ul><li>The VBI will include expansion opportunities for all surrounding areas. </li></ul><ul><li>VBI plans will be developed into a model that can be easily duplicated on any scale. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Future Is Now <ul><li>“ Our goal is not to play catch-up with the rest of the world, but to surpass and eclipse them.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Bobby Paul </li></ul>

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