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City of Lompoc
Location: United States

City of Lompoc Breathes New Life into Municipal Wi-Fi with Aptilo Networks 

The City of Lompoc was one of the earliest test beds for municipal Wi-Fi. Setting out to develop a wireless network for its 42,000 residents, Lompoc found itself with a service management system that was difficult to use and maintain. This system quickly became a burden for the Broadband Division and for the operating budget of LompocNet. Subscriptions to LompocNet – the City’s lower-cost alternative to paid residential broadband access – were frustratingly limited and difficult to manage. City of Lompoc replaced the hard-to-manage service management “box” with Aptilo’s managed service offering. In three months of being up and running with Aptilo, LompocNet more than doubled in paying users. Customer satisfaction is now at an all-time high.Back-end systems could save a city Wi-Fi project
Network World, 14 July 2008

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Practitioner Name: Johan Terve
Practitioner Tel: 46-8 5089 8900
Practitioner E-mail: johan.terve@aptilo.com
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Cleveland, OneCommunity
Location: USA

OneCommunity is a community-driven nonprofit organization focusing broadband wireless solutions for government, healthcare, and nonprofit initiatives in the greater Cleveland area to enable and transform the region. It provides support to the champions that want access to new and innovative applications. To do that, it partners with corporations to provide innovative solutions and transform the ways communities do business. OneCommunity began as OneCleveland out of Case Western Univeristy with an eye toward taking advantage of fiber in the region. The nonprofit spun off with a specific focus on applications and outsourcing services to the private sector. The City of Cleveland is on its board. OneClevland has received donated fiber which serves as a platform to connect interested communities. OneCleveland is building a regional collaboration and integration model that looks at all the providers in municipal, public, and private environments. OneCleveland then becomes the gateway between all the clusters of wireless mesh networks.

Website: http://www.onecommunity.org
Practitioner Name: Mark Ansboury
Practitioner Tel: 216-621-3367
Practitioner E-mail: mark.ansboury@onecommunity.org
Vendor Name 1: IBM
Vendor Title 1: IBM

Cocoa Beach, FL
Location: USA

Cocoa Beach is a small beach town on the eastern Space Coast of Florida with a population of approximately 12,000, and a need to service the tourist flow from Orlando. In 2004 the city set up a wireless network to connect laptop computers in police cruisers, and subsequently expanded that to allow officers to write reports and check other information from their vehicles, as well as turn on and off iights and other security measures at public spaces.

In 2005 the city purchased a suite of wireless devices from Integrated Parking Solutions, a Chicago-based company specializing in wireless technology for parking and other transportation and public safety needs. Testing began on vehicle sensing technology in parking meters and parking enforcement notification. This was the first network of its kind.

The system was deployed in a test phase in October of 2006 to test real cost-saving and operational efficiency.

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Website: http://www.integratedparkingsolutions.com/projectspotlight.html
Practitioner Name: Chuck Campbell
Practitioner Tel: (708) 798-9405
Practitioner E-mail: ccampbell@ipspark.com
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Vendor Name 1: MOTO
Vendor Title 1: Motorola

Communaute de Communes Roissy Porte de France
Location: France

In 2008, the community received the funding they required for the video surveillance project,
however local regulations required that the video surveillance project have its own dedicated
network. CCRPF issued a new tender and once again, they selected system integrator HUARD
to deploy the network using Alvarion’s BreezeNET B and BreezeACCESS VL product lines. The
BreezeNET B PTP links connect the town halls directly to police HQ using Mesh topology while
BreezeACCESS VL PtMP sectors connect the village cameras to the network. The longest link in the
network extends as far as 15 km and all the equipment feature AES-128 encryption mechanisms
for enhanced security.

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Practitioner Name: Jeff Goodfellow
Practitioner Tel: 650.799.0073
Practitioner E-mail: jeff.goodfellow@alvarion.com
Vendor Name 1: ALVR
Vendor Title 1: Alvarion-USA

Location: USA

ConnectKentucky develops and implements effective strategies for technology deployment, use, and literacy in Kentucky, creating both the forum and the incentive for interaction among a variety of people and entities that would not otherwise unite behind common goals and a shared vision. Working closely with the office of Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher, ConnectKentucky is motivated by recent research revealing that broadband deployment throughout Kentucky could add 14,000 jobs and $5 billion in gross state product. In addition, the project aims to accelerate the growth and economic development of technology in Kentucky, increase public awareness of the benefits of e-commerce, e-government, and e-learning to Kentucky’s businesses, governmental agencies and citizens, and implement market driven strategies that increase business, consumer, and government use of the Internet. ConnectKentucky will also support the implementation of public policy initiatives that promote the preceding goals. ConnectKentucky projects full broadband deployment by 2007. This is defined as improved residential use of computers and the Internet, a meaningful online presence for every local community with ready-to-offer citizen services, and economic development resources provided to each local community in the form of technology inventories and improved telecommunications assets. In recognition of its groundbreaking work to unwire the state, ConnectKentucky received the 2006 U.S. Economic Development Administration's Excellence in Innovation Award.

Website: http://www.connectkentucky.org
Practitioner Name: Joe Mefford
Practitioner Tel: 270-781-4320
Practitioner E-mail: jmefford@connectky.org
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Corpus Christi, TX
Location: USA

The City of Corpus Christi, Texas (pop. 300,000) began installing a $7-million Wi-Fi mesh network to do automated reading of city-owned gas and water utility meters. The meters will transmit data to a central server, allowing customers to keep tabs online daily. The system cuts downs on misreadings as well as mishaps to meter readers accessing difficult properties. Close monitoring helps utility managers match gas usage with gas price fluctuations and control water flow to reduce system breaks. But AMR is just the beginning for Corpus Christi. The city’s software-management platform provides IP- based security, the ability to manage multiple subscription services, and a “walled garden” to the public so the city can provide access to government sites and schools. Of the city’s 3,000 employees, the 70 percent who work in the field will benefit from dozens of planned mobile solutions. In the event of a bank robbery or remote tactical situation, public-safety responders will click on links that take them instantly to security cameras. The technology can be expanded to container operations at the city’s large port and will accommodate smart-chip technology for monitoring firefighters entering burning structures. In 2007, EarthLink Municipal Networks purchased the network from the city and began providing businesses and residents with retail Wi-Fi Internet service.

Website: http://www.cctexas.com/?fuseaction=main.view&page=2727
Practitioner Name: Leonard Scott
Practitioner Tel: 361-886-2746
Practitioner E-mail: leonard@cctexas.com
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Vendor Name 1: ELNK
Vendor Title 1: Earthlink
Vendor Name 2: PRON
Vendor Title 2: Pronto Networks
Vendor Name 3: TROP
Vendor Title 3: Tropos Networks-North America

Culver City, CA
Location: USA

Culver City is the first community on the west side of Los Angeles to provide free public Internet access, in an effort to differentiate the city from neighboring areas, attract new business, enhance visitors' experiences, and offer businesses an added incentive to locate in the city. Notably, Culver City — “The Heart of Screenland” — has added software to monitor downloading and to filter illegal content on its citywide Wi-Fi network, making it among the first to do so in the country. The solution ultimately protects copyright and enables control over the network. In November 2004, the Culver City Project received the 2004 InfoWorld 100 Award as an innovative project highlighting the resourcefulness of the IT community.

Website: http://www.culvercity.org/citygov/itech/wifi/index.html
Practitioner Name: Carlos Vega
Practitioner Tel: 310-253-5975
Practitioner E-mail: Carlos.vega@culvercity.org
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Cupertino, CA
Location: USA

The mission of Cupertino’s wireless network is simply defined: to ensure affordable broadband access is readily available to all Cupertino residents. The city contracted MetroFi to deploy a $250,000 network over 7 square miles of the city, an average cost of $20 per home. MetroFi and the city expect a 3 year ROI cycle. Project objectives include marketing and selling low-cost, high-speed Internet access to consumers in an “open access” model (allowing consumers a choice of service providers), supporting additional value-added services on the same network platform including potential public hot zones, and ensuring the possibility of other potential municipal uses.

Website: http://www.cupertino.org
Practitioner Name: Rick Kitson
Practitioner Tel: 408-777-3262
Practitioner E-mail: rickk@cupertino.org
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Denver, CO
Location: USA

Installed in 2001–2002, Ricochet Networks’ 900-MHz proprietary wireless network currently serves more than 6,000 users in the Denver metro area. Ricochet has received approval from the City of Denver to incorporate Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and other broadband services into its right-of-way contract to allow it to deliver wireless services across the City and County of Denver. The new network will begin rolling out in the Capitol Hill and Golden Triangle downtown neighborhoods—a 2.5-square-mile area—and will ultimately cover 154 square miles. Ricochet will provide fee-based wireless-broadband services in Denver. Users will migrate to the new network from Ricochet's existing infrastructure.

Website: http://www.ricochet.net
Practitioner Name: Scott Zumbahlen
Practitioner Tel: 303-887-0895
Practitioner E-mail: scottz@ricochet.net
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DirectNet (Service Provider)
Location: Brazil

DirectNet, a successful Internet Service Provider in the densely populated São Paulo, Brazil, provides services to businesses and residents in 10 cities across the region. The limited landline infrastructure that was initially launched by the company could not accommodate DSL or other technologies. DirectNet looked to expand their network and provide broadband access to the large multiple dwelling units common in their market, and chose to deploy Alvarion’s Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) technology. Using the BreezeACCESS®, operating in the 2.4 GHz band, they were able to establish a high-speed wireless network quickly and cost-effectively, thus increasing their revenue and realizing a return on their investment in a very short period. Taking advantage of the strengths of the Brazilian economy, they employed local labor to build the network. Over 16,000 customers were connected at the initial launch and the base continues to expand. DirectNet plans to expand service to seven more cities.

Practitioner Name: Ernani Reis
Practitioner Tel: +972 3 645 6262
Practitioner E-mail: corporate-sales@alvarion.com
Vendor Name 1: ALVR
Vendor Title 1: Alvarion-HQ

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