A Multi-Service Network is a communication architecture that integrates carrier-grade telecommunications with wireless technologies creating "next generation" networks. It is based on using a secure, public safety backbone infrastructure with licensed, microwave and fiber optic technologies, allowing large areas to be seamlessly "wired". This architecture creates a multi-service network that provides multiple county and community government, public safety, health-care, education, commercial or residential users a single infrastructure with complete sovereignty and security on an advanced consolidated core backbone.
A bold, non-conventional statement:
“Municipal network communications are too important to leave in control of the phone company, radio vendor, or other third party”
These entities use profits to drive network decisions about service delivery, support and maintenance – not the requirements and needs of the Municipality. Network ownership provides absolute control over key infrastructure for public safety decisions. The architecture allows for multiple users on a single infrastructure with complete sovereignty and security at the network layer. Users include government, public safety, education, enterprise and residential users. Wireless also adds the capabilities of mobility and ease of deployment. Services can be made available to any entity in a community and not just a specific group. A platform can be delivered that can provide services not only for the casual users, but that also support the needs of schools, government offices, enterprise users and public safety.
Video Surveillance, Mobile Applications, Next Generation E911 Interoperability
Social Inclusion, Education, SCADA, Automatic Meter Reading
Residential Broadband, Small Business Broadband, Enterprise Solutions, Cellular Backhaul
Traditionally, State and Local government networks have been agency/municipal-entity specific, building networks designed according to the needs and financial capability of the specific entity ... education is funded differently than public safety, than public works, than social services ... This approach has resulted in unnecessary replication of technologies, without the benefit of redundancy. “Have another need? Another application? Build another network!!!”
The consolidated, Multi-Service Broadband Network approach advocates building a network that layers requisite technologies, provides a high level of reliability and redundancy, is easily expandable and provides the interoperability to serve and benefit the community as a whole.