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    1. Development Authority of the North Country North Country Telecommunications Network

    3. Development Authority of the North Country Solid Waste Management Facility-Among the largest public landfills in NYS. Water/Wastewater Facilities-Serving Fort Drums utility needs; Regional waterline; many municipal operations and maintenance contracts.

    4. Development Authority of the North Country Manages Economic Development and Housing Revolving Loan Funds for own account and on behalf of others; HOME/Housing Credit Agency functions. Total assets exceeding $100 Million; diverse professional management and operations staff.

    5. Telecommunications Issues Facing the Community Lack of investment Lack of competition Cost competitiveness Need for redundant infrastructure Conclusion-Rural areas are on the losing side of the digital divide.

    6. Development Authority- North Country Telecommunications Network A state of the art fiber optic backbone supporting a community open access network

    7. North Country Telecommunications Network Objectives: Promote economic development in the three-county region. Build a telecom infrastructure that is accessible, affordable, competitive, and redundant. Create a foundation to support new technology development. Create a competitive advantage for the North Country.

    9. Fiber Optic Network Operator builds and leases dark fiber strands to service providers but does not light the fiber itself. Whole fibers for lease to end user Fiber available to service providers at non-tariffed rate (lower cost) Unlimited transmission capacity

    10. Fiber Optic Network Fixed price regardless of volume of data transmission Community ownership of facilities and improvements Provides redundant, competitive facilities

    11. Open Access Network The operator builds or leases long-haul bandwidth and terminates it in a collocation data center. Service providers are treated equally and have fair and impartial access to space and bandwidth in the data center. Bandwidth available by direct lease of fiber from the Authority, or lease of bandwidth from service providers. Wholesale DS-1, DS-3, OC-3, Ethernet connections to service providers Logical next step for a dark fiber network.

    12. Strategic Partners Public School Systems Five Colleges Area Hospitals and other major employers Carriers and Utilities

    13. Benefits of the North Country Telecommunications Network: Community owned fiber optic network supporting open access to bandwidth Keeps the Authority out of the retail business Prevents the Authority from competing with its customers Intercity transport offers maximum value Encourages competition

    14. Who are the Customers? 1. National carriers: Worldcom, Sprint, AT&T Use OAN to extend DS-1 and DS-3 access from regional POP (Syracuse) to end user 2. Regional carriers: Westelcom, PaeTec, ChoiceOne, Nicholville Telephone Co Use OAN to build their own closed, POP to POP Network 3. ISPs: Applied Theory/NYSERNet, SLiC Use OAN to extend DS-1 and DS-3 access from regional POP & build their own closed, POP to POP network

    15. Who are the Customers? 4. Private carriers Use OAN for specific customer opportunities 5. Wireless carriers The dark horse Alternative local loop providers

    16. Progress & Timelines Construction Watertown Massena Financial Issues Grant Sources Debt Financing Customer Development Enterprise Carriers Overall Schedule