Tag Archives: broadband



CTC Technology & Energy Reduces Carbon Footprint with Solar Array

CTC Technology & Energy’s investment in solar energy is showing results. The company’s 12.48 kilowatt (DC) rooftop photovoltaic array has produced more than 9 megawatt-hours of energy since it was activated this summer. The energy savings is enough to power 298 houses for a day, and offsets CTC Technology & Energy’s carbon footprint by 6.23 tons, or the equivalent of 160 trees.

CTC Technology & Energy completed installing the solar array at its headquarters office in Kensington, MD in May. With the capacity to produce tens of thousands of watt-hours of energy per day, the solar power source will significantly reduce CTC Technology & Energy’s power grid usage.

The system interfaces with the electrical grid through a “net metering” system, where solar power replaces what would otherwise be drawn from the grid. When more solar power is generated than consumed, the surplus is exported back to the grid.

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 by CTC Technology & Energy



CTC Technology & Energy Launches Comprehensive Study of Kansas Broadband

The State of Kansas has tapped CTC Technology & Energy to perform a study of broadband availability and use throughout the state. The Kansas Statewide Broadband Initiative (KSBI), part of the Kansas Department of Commerce, initiated the project as part of its mission to better understand the broadband landscape in the state and help expand broadband access and adoption.

The comprehensive project will include surveys of broadband connectivity among residents, businesses, and community anchor institutions (CAI). CTC Technology & Energy and the Department of Commerce launched the first of these surveys this week, sending questionnaires to over 900 schools, libraries and hospitals. This CAI study will help CTC Technology & Energy develop a separate assessment of the ongoing needs of Kansas’s existing public networking program. The final reports will include recommendations on the best strategies to increase broadband adoption and utilization across the state by residents, businesses and community institutions alike.

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by CTC Technology & Energy



CTC Technology & Energy to Study Broadband Options in Westminster, MD

The City of Westminster, Maryland has tapped CTC Technology & Energy to assess the City’s need for a fiber optic communications network. The Westminster Common Council voted unanimously to approve the study, with council members citing lack of broadband service as an impediment to business interests in the community.

Westminster is one of several cities around the country that have recently begun pursuing fiber infrastructure at the municipal level. In the course of the study, CTC Technology & Energy will seek to identify potential private partners for the City. Any fiber network the City decides to build would almost certainly include a connection to Carroll County’s portion of the One Maryland Broadband Network, an infrastructure initiative connecting every county in the state.

Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CTC Technology & Energy



City of Los Angeles Department Of Water and Power selects CTC Technology & Energy to Assist in Strategy Development of the Fiber Optic Enterprise

The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has selected CTC Technology & Energy to assist with the development of strategy regarding the Fiber Optic Enterprise (FOE) in the city. The project will assist in the formulation of an updated strategic business plan for the current FOE program.

“CTC Technology & Energy is pleased to assist Los Angeles as it continues the development of the FOE,” said Joanne S. Hovis, CTC Technology & Energy’s President. “Los Angeles is a leader in ensuring that the fiber optic network is readily available and maintained for all of its users.”

CTC Technology & Energy is a nationwide, public interest, communications engineering and consulting firm based in the Washington, D.C. area, with additional offices in Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, and North Carolina. CTC Technology & Energy specializes in evaluating, planning, and overseeing the deployment of broadband communications to meet government, public safety, and public needs.

Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2007 by CTC Technology & Energy