Presentation, Discussion and Partnership Meeting
New York City Community Fiber via 09/07/09 via StimulatingBroadband.com New York City Community Fiber (NYCCF) invites you, elected representatives, city employees, and other community-based organizations for a presentation of NYCCF’s research, proposed business model and next steps going forward.
The evening will start with an overview of the history leading to date, challenges and obstacles going forward, and discussion of the ways in which interested parties can help build momentum.
Date: Wednesday September 9th, 2009
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Location: DCTV, Third Floor
Address: 87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013
Refreshments will be served, please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Space is limited to 60 people.
More info: http://communityfiberproject.net/
What is NYCCF?
New York City Community Fiber (NYCCF) is a grassroots non-profit telecommunications initiative seeking to construct and maintain community-owned optical networks in New York City.
It is the goal of NYCCF to construct optical networks in a manner that is faster both in terms of service availability (time to deployment) and network capacity (connectivity speeds) while at the same time providing a significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO) on a 10-20 year time frame.
In parallel with technical and financial modeling, NYCCF has been actively reaching out to community-based academic and service-based organizations. NYCCF has had discussions with CUNY, SUNY, NYSERnet, the National Science Foundation, Manhattan College, NYIT, the New York Public Library, Mount Hope Housing Company, Fordham University and NYU, among many others, and invites all community-based organizations to come out for an evening of business plan discussion and optical network construction planning.
If this sounds of interest, we hope you’ll join us on September 9th.
Contact: Louis S. Klepner
NYC Community Fiber