The first phase of an aggressive summer fiber network construction schedule has begun. This phase will include new core network expansion through the northern end of the network to provide better access to developing business parks and medical center growth. Of greater importance, this new fiber opens new opportunities for redundant Internet connections for this highly available network and the ability to better control access costs.
Included in this and the next phases of construction in 2013 are more new lateral connections to all user categories served by OnLight Aurora including healthcare, business and education. One of the more important of these laterals will enable the use of wireless point-to-point connections, a lower cost alternative available for lower bandwidth users. New technology has opened this connection method to the market with the highly available profile required of this network along with the ability to carry high throughput. Users will be able to commence activity by mid summer.