The City of Newark, DE has selected CTC to analyze the feasibility of a city-initiated fiber optic network, building on groundwork established during a recent CTC workshop. CTC will engage representatives of the University of Delaware on the City’s behalf, to facilitate potential connectivity from the University’s main campus to satellite locations within Newark. CTC’s engineers and analysts will develop technical models and cost estimates to explore the possibility of investing public funds in communications infrastructure to meet internal data communications needs and to provide service to the public. CTC’s study will enable the City to take informed next steps toward achieving its connectivity goals.
The City of Madison, WI has selected CTC to develop a detailed business and strategic analysis to inform the City’s consideration of a potential citywide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. The cost–benefit analysis will evaluate three primary approaches: an open network model, a City partnership with a private entity, and a City utility model. CTC’s engineers and analysts will review existing City infrastructure, including the Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network (MUFN), to to inform a system-level network design, FTTP cost estimates, business modeling, and financial analysis. This effort represents one step in the City’s compliance with Wisconsin state law, which requires any municipality that seeks to offer broadband services to conduct a cost–benefit analysis.
Published: Friday, November 27, 2015 by CTC Technology & Energy
CTC is proud to announce its Principal Analyst and IT governance expert, Ziggy Rivkin-Fish, has been awarded the credential of Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT, which formally recognizes him as an expert in this area. Ziggy serves as an organizational management consultant and advises on how to organize sustainable and effective management of government broadband to deliver value based on local needs, as well as on options for reorganizing and streamlining IT departments and services. Ziggy has deployed these skills most recently for Harford County, Maryland and Highland Park, Illinois.
The Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) credential is administered to candidates who complete a rigorous set of requirements and prove their competence in managing, advising, or assuring IT governance, or all of the above, in a wide variety of organizations. Professionals eligible to pursue the certification are leaders who bring IT processes in line with their organizations’ goals, act as guides on IT investments that maximize ROI, increase the efficiency of IT utilization, and minimize risk.
ISACA, the awarding organization, is a well-known, international nonprofit association that provides education, conferences, publications, and certification for IT governance professionals. ISACA defines its work as providing: “practical guidance, benchmarks, and other effective tools for all enterprises that use information systems. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, audit, and assurance professionals worldwide.” (More information about ISACA here.)
Congratulations to Ziggy for earning this prestigious and highly respected credential!
Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by Andrew Afflerbach
CTC is delighted to announce it has been contracted to support the State of New York with the New NY Broadband Program. In January 2015, the state announced its $1 billion “Broadband for All” initiative, which aims to make high-speed broadband accessible to every New Yorker by the end of 2018. CTC will help the state to design and structure the program, in light of existing infrastructure, areas of need, and technology options. Find more information about the State of New York’s broadband initiatives here.
Published: Friday, October 30, 2015 by Andrew Afflerbach
The City of Boston has awarded CTC a contract to support a significant public broadband initiative. The City is taking the next steps in its ongoing effort to upgrade broadband connectivity to Boston Public Schools facilities and public safety sites. CTC’s engineers will develop technical criteria for the City’s procurement of dark fiber, will assist in the evaluation of vendor proposals, and will be the City’s subject matter expert on dark fiber procurement and interconnection. Read more here.
Published: Monday, October 26, 2015 by Andrew Afflerbach
CTC is pleased to announce we have been selected by WiredWest, a municipal cooperative in western Massachusetts, to provide an independent review and evaluation of the WiredWest business and financial model for communities preparing for fiber-to-the-premises deployment.
Published: Friday, October 23, 2015 by Andrew Afflerbach
The City of Boulder, CO has selected CTC Technology & Energy to conduct a broadband feasibility study which will be a key piece of the City’s development of a comprehensive community telecommunications strategy. This strategy is based on the City’s greater broadband vision and designed to utilize local telecommunications resources for the broader benefit of the community. CTC’s study will include recommendations enabling the City to realize its strategic goals of ubiquitous, open access, Gigabit-class broadband for its citizens and local business.
Detailed information about the City of Boulder’s broadband efforts can be found at connectboulder.net.
Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by CTC Technology & Energy
Kensington, MD (September 15, 2015) – CTC Technology and Energy (CTC) of Kensington, Maryland announced today that Brian Proffit has joined the firm as Senior Director of Strategic Business Development. Proffit comes to CTC from Zayo Group, where he served as Director of Research & Education Solutions.
A 15-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Proffit has focused on federal, state, and local government clients’ telecommunications needs in previous roles at Level 3, TelCove, RCN, and XO Communications. Prior to his work with carriers, Proffit was president of Profitable Solutions, a firm specializing in public safety wireless communications infrastructure.
CTC Technology & Energy is an independent communications and IT engineering consulting firm with more than 30 years of experience. We work at the highest levels on cutting-edge communications networking projects for public sector and non-profit clients throughout the U.S. Current projects include long-term fiber optic and wireless regional communications interoperability initiatives in the Washington, D.C. area funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; design and implementation of wireless networks; and engineering design, business modeling, and project oversight for broadband networks.
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Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by CTC Technology & Energy
CTC staff held kickoff meetings this week for a new project with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. The project will support Tribal Government goals related to expanding its broadband service on and off the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in Idaho through strategic, technical, and business planning guidance. Tasks include an inventory and valuation of current assets as well as development of business and marketing plans.
CTC has extensive experience in all aspects of fiber network strategic planning, business planning, market assessment, and engineering. CTC has successfully completed similar projects for public sector clients nationwide, including the cities of San Francisco and Seattle, and the Hoopa Valley Tribe in California. Many previous engagements focused on public sector strategies to build or expand infrastructure; enhance the availability of high-bandwidth services to residents, businesses, and local governments; and promote economic development.
Published: Thursday, September 10, 2015 by CTC Technology & Energy
CTC has been selected by CPS Energy of San Antonio to provide technical assistance on wireless communications and placement of wireless and wireline communication structures on utility poles. CTC has more than 30 years of experience assisting local governments and utilities in wireless and RF communications; notably, CTC has assisted clients in negotiating agreements with wireless and DAS providers and in city-driven wireless and DAS deployments.