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Henry County Fiber Network Initiative. Rural Broadband, LLC 15 Lake Street, Suite 270 Savannah, GA 31411 Contact: Allen Davis 912-598-9050 [email protected] Rural Broadband, LLC. Broadband Project Development – 140+ Entities Municipals LECS & CLECS Electric Utilities

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Henry county fiber network initiative

Henry County Fiber Network Initiative

Rural Broadband, LLC

15 Lake Street, Suite 270

Savannah, GA 31411

Contact: Allen Davis

912-598-9050

[email protected]


Rural broadband llc

Rural Broadband, LLC

  • Broadband Project Development – 140+ Entities

    • Municipals

    • LECS & CLECS

    • Electric Utilities

    • New Startups

  • Broadband Network Development

    • Fiber-to-the-Premise (“FTTP”)

    • Video, Data, and Voice

  • Broadband System Ownership and Management

  • $1 Billion New Broadband Infrastructure Capitalized


Fttp update 2009

32 Million Served Worldwide

Over 2,000 U.S. FTTP Communities

In North America:

15,170,500 Potential Customers Passed

4,422,000 Locations Connected

57 U.S. Municipal Providers

85 U.S. Cities Served by Municipals

FTTP Update - 2009


The fiber initiative business plan

The Fiber Initiative Business Plan

  • Service Area Evaluation

  • Assessment of Incumbent Service Providers

    • Network Capabilities

    • Service Offerings and Costs

  • System Infrastructure Architectural Plan

  • Broadband Services Offering Plan

  • Infrastructure Deployment Plan

  • Capital and Operating Budget


The fiber initiative fact sheet

The Fiber Initiative Fact Sheet

  • The Project: 180 mile expansion of fiber optic network

  • The Purpose: Connect government facilities, schools, and utility sites, establish foundation for future services and apps

  • The Services: Communication and data connectivity between Henry County facilities and access to the Internet

  • The Benefits:

    • Decrease related operating expenses by 50%

    • Increase data capacity by a factor of 20 times

    • Improve and enhance the quality of education in Henry County

    • Efficiencies through the incorporation of connected real estate applications

    • Provide a future proof platform for technology and energy sustainability

  • The Budget: $14,100,000


The fiber initiative fact sheet1

The Fiber Initiative Fact Sheet

  • The Financing: Taxable Recovery Zone bonds permitting public/private utilization of the facility with 45% of the interest reimbursed by the Department of the Treasury

  • The Time Line: Initialsites connected and placed in service by 4th QT 2010 with completion scheduled for 2011

  • The Services Not Under Consideration:

    • Cable TV and video services

    • Residential high-speed data and Internet access

    • Residential and commercial telephone service

  • The Next Step: Henry County Board of Commissioners consideration of a reimbursement resolution on February 2, 2010, and evaluation of public/private participation options.


Project next steps phase i

Project Next Steps – Phase I

  • Reimbursement Resolution Approval

  • Evaluate Public/Private Opportunities

  • Develop Final Project Capitalization Plan

  • Project Capitalization Plan Recommendation

  • Project Capitalization Plan Approval

  • Request for Proposal & Vendor Selection

    • Engineering and Design

    • Broadband & FTTP Equipment

    • Construction Contractor

  • Close Project Capitalization


Project development support

Project Development Support

  • Business Plan Development

  • Partnering Option Evaluation

  • Project Financing Support

  • Service Offerings and Rates

  • Content Procurement

  • Broadband Network Development Management

    • Engineering and Design Selection

    • Equipment and Labor Vendor Selection

  • Management, Tech and Customer Service Staffing

  • Sales and Marketing Strategic Planning


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