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In the Private Sector
Date: 4/24/2006
Source: By Beth Schultz, Network World
 
  These three privately held vendors stand out in an industry dominated by public giants and venture-funded start-ups.
  Allied Telesyn "Winning customers with value pricing."

Allied Telesyn may not have the instant name recognition of Cisco or Nortel, but the company's Ethernet network and access gear is all over the place. As James Mustarde, the company's vice president of marketing, asserts: "There probably isn't a Fortune 500 company that doesn't have an Allied Telesyn product somewhere."

Allied Telesyn's ability to provide an end-to-end, integrated network, including network management and zero-touch configuration, was a big draw for the city of Loma Linda, Calif., and its unique community connectivity program, says James Hettrick, IS director. In 2003, Loma Linda became the first U.S. city to mandate fiber and structured wiring in any new residential or commercial construction.

For the project, the city uses Allied Telesyn's iMAP Multiservice Access Platform, iMG intelligent Multiservice Gateways, Layer 3 switches and... read the entire article from NetworkWorld.com
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Plugged in to Loma Linda's Future
Date: 4/8/2006
Source: By Paul Herrera from The Press Enterprise
 
  TECH TRIP: Nearly 30 cities visit this week to see how fiber optics can connect a community
  The 21st century technology of seamless teleconferencing, doctors checking on patients and virtual classrooms is all limited by how much data you can stuff through the wires that run to your home.

Loma Linda, in a pioneering move, became the first municipality to seek to eliminate the limits as part of the building code. Communities and businesses around the nation are taking note. ...read the entire article from The Press-Enterprise(Click Below).
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Loma Linda Lauded
Date: 3/27/2006
Source: By Darla Martin Tucker, Copyright 2006, The Business Press. Reprinted with permission.
 
  Innovation in Networking Award ...
  The City of Loma Linda received an award this month for its community-wide Internet-based communications network.

Loma Linda's citywide network received the Innovation in Networking Award in Gigabit Applications from the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California in Cypress. The corporation provides Internetwork services for educators and researchers.

Past winners of the network initiatives award include universities, counties, cities and school districts, according to a release.

The city network, called the Loma Linda Connected Comminity Project, used an Internet protocol Triple Play Network from Allied Telesyn, a member of the Allied Telesyn Group in Japan. The group provides secure Ethernet/IP access and Triple Play Networks over copper and fiber lines.

The Loma Linda network links residents, businesses and city departments through a fiber-optic network that city officials lit in 2004. The network enables city utilities and outside communications providers to provide broadband data services, high-speed Internet access, voice-over-Internet telephone service, video and safety systems to users throughout the city.

The network can handle transmission of computer graphics and onlinr business transactions.

The community project includes new residential and commercial wiring standards in city building codes.
 
The Fifth Utility: Fiber Optic Communication
Date: 2/10/2006
Source: By Rob Kundert, Land Development Today
 
  November 12, 2004 may go down as a pivotal moment in the history of municipal utilities.
  November 12, 2004 may go down as a pivotal moment in the history of municipal utilities.

On that date, the city of Loma Linda, California became the first in the nation to pass an ordinance that requires developers to install new telecommunication infrastructure the way they do sewer and water systems.

In effect, builders connect each unit in their developments to the city's high-tech main line system in the same conceptual way they do to accommodate indoor plumbing. Instead of burying pipe, they trench in fiber optic cable. Instead of leading from water wells and to waste stations, the lines lead to a centralized head-end to handle the light-pulse signals.

"We believe it was time for us to control the fifth utility," said W. James Hettrick, the city's director of information systems, who along with his community, has been honored