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Plan for Silicon Valley wireless network takes shape Task Force proposes innovative business model

Blends best of private, public municipal wireless network models enables technology providers to develop unique solutions for communities


WHAT:

The Wireless Silicon Valley Task Force is releasing its Wireless Business Model, a plan that outlines the strategic objectives for developing Silicon Valley’s wireless canopy, and offers a framework for technology providers to develop and propose solutions to address the distinct digital needs of Silicon Valley’s communities.

The Wireless Silicon Valley Task Force has identified demand for a network that provides: universal outdoor wireless service, public safety applications, indoor wireless access as an alternative to existing broadband service where it exists, interoperability with cities planning or already implementing wireless broadband, and the ability for municipalities to provide city applications and government services over a wireless network.

The network would be privately owned and operated, and provide bandwidth to one or more Internet service providers on a wholesale basis.

The Task Force plans to form a regional broadband alliance that will provide oversight for the project and for service providers, to ensure that the network delivers the promised services and coverage.

The Wireless Business Model was developed in consultation with Intel® Solution Services. The Wireless Silicon Valley Task Force will use the Wireless Business Model to guide development of a Request For Proposal (RFP) that will be issued by the San Mateo County Telecommunications Authority (SAMCAT) at the end of April.

WHERE:

Read the Wireless Business Model proposal at: www.wirelesssiliconvalley.org

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