Won't nDanville compete with the private sector?
No! nDanville does not sell services. Instead, the network will be made available to any and all qualified service providers, each of which will be free to sell their own services to any customer connected to the network. Customers will buy services directly from the private sector provider of their choice. The City of Danville will not sell services.
What kind of services will be available on the network?
The network supports a wide variety of services, including Internet access packages for both residential and business use, voice telephony packages (VoIP) for business and residential use, IP-based television packages, movies on demand, business class videoconferencing services, virtual meeting services, health care services (e.g. in home monitoring), home and business security services, computer backup services over the network, public access television, Internet radio, local sports video services, and many other new and advanced services. The variety of services available on the network is determined by what the service providers are willing to offer.
What kind of bandwidth will be available?
This will be primarily a fiber network so that any amount of bandwidth can be delivered between any two points on the network. We do not intend to have services be limited by the amount of bandwidth available. Some wireless may be used judiciously at the ends of some fiber routes to extend the reach of the network to homes and small businesses not yet passed by fiber.
How much will bandwidth cost?
Current network architecture design is for a 100 megabits/second connection as the minimum standard. The network will also be designed to support Gigabit, 10Gigabit, 40Gigabit, and DWDM circuits. The cost of services is determined by service providers using the network.