Many telecoms are in the midst of proposing and rolling out fiber Internet services to businesses, cities and homes. These high-speed networks promise greater productivity and access to a wider range of applications than older solutions such as DSL and cable.
The city of Los Angeles recently announced that it would solicit bids for a fiber initiative that would provide coverage to every building within the city limits. Still, these projects can sometimes face obstacles, including the costs of deployment and new equipment. Operators need IT systems that enable them to focus on these issues, without losing precious time and resources to complex support operations.
Citywide fiber Internet may come to Los Angeles
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve a request for proposals for fiber Internet infrastructure. The move came at a time when many municipalities in the U.S. are exploring connectivity initiatives. Seattle officials have drawn up plans for citywide gigabit service, while North Carolina is mapping out the North Carolina Next Generation Network.
Many major U.S. cities already broadcast free Wi-Fi, and alongside its fiber ambitions Los Angeles is also exploring possible upgrades to basic wireless infrastructure. One of the key drivers of the city's Internet projects is the desire to better support the Los Angeles Unified School District's classroom iPad initiative, which has gotten off to a rocky start.
Telecoms interested in building fiber in Los Angeles will need to meet a high bar of service and performance. They will have to take on the full cost of deployment yet provide free downstream access at between 2 Mbps and 5 Mbps, with speeds of up to 1 Gbps subject to fees. Although not mandatory, optional amenities like Wi-Fi hotspots and data center services will give a leg up to any operator that includes them in its proposal.
Telecoms in situations like this one have numerous demands to meet, without the extra hassle of an untimely malware infection or system misconfiguration compromising their IT infrastructure. Reboot on restore software keeps operators up and running by allowing for quick, comprehensive removal of potential threats.
Moreover, administrators can freeze the configuration on their endpoints and keep data secure. A simple restart neutralizes any suspicious or problematic settings, while ensuring the recovery of mission-critical workstations and networks 100 percent of the time.
With better peace of mind and system stability, operators are better equipped to maintain services and explore new possibilities. Projects such as the rollout of fiber Internet to Calaveras County, Cali. demonstrate how reliable infrastructure sets telecoms up for success.