Municipal Broadband Networks - Cities | Counties | States | Co-Ops
EntryPoint Networks provides a Network Management platform that is designed for municipal networks. EntryPoint's model is perfectly aligned for municipal network operators because the separation between infrastructure and services makes it easy for the network operator to focus on maintaining infrastructure and leaves services to the open marketplace.
EntryPoint’s Dynamic Open Access platform is designed for all municipal operators including city networks, municipal utility districts, rural utility cooperatives, and county networks.
Redefining the Meaning of Open Access Networks
EntryPoint’s automated open access platform separates the broadband infrastructure from the services running over that infrastructure to create a truly dynamic marketplace of services for municipal subscribers.
The internet has flourished because of its open nature. The internet is open to competition, open to innovation, provides open access to goods, services, information, and ideas. Ironically, the dominant model to access the internet in North America is to overlay the openness of the internet with a closed system of Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s). This leads to a lack of competition. Suppressed competition leads to artificially high prices and innovation which is throttled.
EntryPoint seeks to restore the benefits of open networks by breaking up the existing monopoly on services currently held by incumbent ISP's by putting all services (including ISP) into a dynamic marketplace to spur competition and innovation.
EntryPoint’s next generation Open Access control uses software defined networking and network virtualization. This gives all network stakeholders the unique advantages of automation, self-service provisioning, pay-as-you-go services, and new opportunities for Smart City and Internet of Things solutions.
Carl Kandutsch - PhD, JD - Former FCC General Council
"As broadband communications are increasingly perceived as an essential service, not unlike water, sewers and electricity, a different model threatens the broadcast model. That model conceives of communications infrastructure as a community or public resource, by means of which end-users can actively publish and exchange content that is not centrally controlled."
"Surely, the strongest motivator for municipal involvement in communications is the failure of private firms to provide a full array of broadband services to consumers at competitive prices."
Leading the Way in Next Generation Municipal Networks
Ammon, Idaho was EntryPoint’s first full deployment and Ammon has gained national attention because it was the first live Open Access Network using Software Defined Infrastructure and network automation in a way that gives users the ability to provision networks on demand and the ability to change ISP’s in 20 seconds. As the ecosystem of applications increases, the value of the network will also increase. The benefits of this ecosystem are already apparent in Ammon. >>> View Video