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Friday, March 19, 2004


California: City of Fontana wins CENIC award for proposed fiber network

Yesterday I noted that Fontana, California had commissioned a feasibility study for a municipal FTTH project. Now I see an article announcing Fontana has won an award for their network:
"The City of Fontana earned a prestigious technology award for developing a network that would link businesses, schools, hospitals and homes with a fiber-optic infrastructure through voice, video and data applications."

"On March 15, city officials received the Innovations Award for their Advanced Community and Educational Services project. The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) recognized Fontana at an awards luncheon at the Ritz-Carleton in Marina Del Rey for using innovative ways to contribute to high performance network technology."

"'Over the past two years, we have been investigating the building of a fiber-optic system in Fontana and we considered a lot of different options,' said Jan McClintock, the city's technology services manager. 'Last fall we created our project, submitted it to CENIC, and won the award.'"

Perhaps Fontana's project is further along than yesterday's newspaper article suggested.

See the March 22, 2004 post on this project for an update on the project status question.


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