Modern municipalities are looking for cost-effective ways to collaborate and communicate, both internally and with other municipalities. Axia FibreNet’s approach enables communities to add broadband services to their other infrastructure services (water, sewer, roads, etc.) by providing the same services to the municipality.
A significant outcome of Axia’s approach within municipalities is the emergence of community networking initiatives.
When a FibreNet connection point is located within a community, many communities can and do choose to create their own community networking initiatives.
This enables communities to add broadband services to their other infrastructure services (water, sewer, roads, etc.) by providing the same services to the municipality.
Leveraging the availability of a low-cost all fibre backbone, these community networks can ensure that comprehensive coverage is met from a government policy perspective. Community networking, as with networking in general, is no longer the exclusive domain of monopoly service providers.
As an example, there are opportunities to create both physical and virtual centres which enable individuals, enterprises, and organizations to explore and appreciate the benefits of FibreNet. The objectives of such centres include:
- To service the communities and networks that currently exist and stimulate new business development.
- To create a forum for new technologies, applications, and services that contributes to economic development.
- To explore the possibilities of different network technologies.
- To provide think-tank opportunities for Education, Health, Local Government, Enterprise Agencies, Businesses, and Communities of Interest.
- To demonstrate eService applications, which will involve, excite, and motivate stakeholders at the onset of service.
- Taking advantage of the popular and emerging wireless protocols, these community programmes can bring reliable, low-cost wireless networks to the consumer.