- May 1, 2003 - Tylite, Inc., a Pacific Northwest company that is
the premier architect of high-speed broadband fiber networks, today
announced they are offering a royalty-free license to their Enduring
Fiber to the home NetworkTM (EFNTM) technology. They also offer
an online financial modeling tool for cost estimating.
focus is enabling small cities to provide broadband fiber networks
to residents, businesses, educational institutions, health care
organizations, government and other local users. Tylite's network
designs may include wireless technologies, as well as fiber, offering
communities an array of options not readily available through conventional
leaders across the U. S. are chartered to provide essential core
services to their constituencies. And, while these services typically
include power, sewer, roads and water, Tylite believes these services
will also include broadband communication services in the future.
providing economic differentiators that attract and retain businesses
and residents, cities can expand their revenue bases. A community-wide
broadband network has been proven to attract new technology businesses,
enable increased levels of high-speed communication, offer distance
learning opportunities for all educational levels and provide work-from-home
alternatives for commuters.
benefits of a Community Enduring Fiber to the home Network, EFNTM:
maintenance and operations
expensive legacy network costs
build-out of e-government services
progressive outlook towards growth
a competitive business environment
barriers of entry for all businesses
access to expanded customer base
technology-savvy businesses and residents
highly reliable, redundant and secure network infrastructure
low cost network design leverages standard LAN techniques and topologies,
decreasing component costs and minimizing network training requirements
for systems management. These designs are specifically tailored
to community and end user needs, and reflect dramatic price/performance
benefits over conventional network architectures. Tylite will license
design details to interested parties on a royalty-free basis. Licensed
networks must be EFNTM certified. The network provides at least
100 Mbps to every client and can provide video and phone service
The EFNTM design minimizes cost by:
reducing active equipment locations from 5 to an average of 3
for any end-user (active locations include the head end, ring
node and a unique demarcation box placed outside the end-user
reducing number of fiber cable sizes used in the design;
providing large node size, thereby reducing equipment locations
- only the electronics that are needed are placed in those locations;
providing a unified design for all services - a unified management
(Data Transmission Utility (DTU)) structure is possible; and
a modular demarcation box at the end-user site allows installation
of only those modules that are needed for services provided to
that thought they couldn't afford their own broadband network now
can! Flexible financing strategies allow a faster, more aggressive
implementation schedule. "Tylite's financing approach allows
communities to choose a preferred level of investment and involvement
to fund an EFNTM," said Terry Holm, acting CFO of Tylite. "The
customer can choose to begin their project with a closed network
and move to open access over time - thus requiring a lower capital
investment upfront. As revenue levels increase, the community can
open access to their network to other service providers."
online cost estimator (http://www.tylite.com/estimator.html) can
be used by city administrators to quickly estimate the cost of implementing
an EFNTM broadband network. The estimator is purposely conservative
and the network will be less expensive when actually designed.
our online network estimator tool, communities can calculate the
cost to build out an Enduring Fiber to the home Network - including
specific information on connectivity for each location on the network,"
said Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Tylite. "Based on local
regulatory issues or concerns, they can then determine whether it
makes sense to have Tylite help provide all services, establish
an open access network for service provision, or offer a combination
of both scenarios."
Tylite is primarily focusing on small cities with populations under
100,000, they will continue to provide network design and equipment
integration services to school districts and "Greenfield"
developers. Completed projects include assisting Central Valley
School District and Spokane Public School District to implement
their Gigabit Ethernet fiber networks and run voice and video as
well as data.
Since early 2000, Tylite has steadily been building a portfolio
of client projects in the U.S.
Tylite is a privately-held corporation based in Liberty Lake, Washington.
For more information on Tylite, please visit our Web site at www.tylite.com.
Ptera Wireless is a subsidiary of Tylite, Inc.
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