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Can Service be Added the near future

Because the infrastructure is built on a fiber optic network, services such as TV and HDTV, Data-Fax, and potentially many more digital communications services could eventually be added.

Currently, the City of Loma Linda is delivering high-speed, symetrical Internet connectivity (up to 15 Mbps, upload and download) over this fiber pipeline, but the future possibilities are virtually endless.

Several of the technological aspects of the Loma Linda Connected Community Program help to make it one of the most unique programs in the Nation.

Fiber Optics
LLCCP is the only municipal program in the Nation, wholly run by a city rather than a PUD or Telco vendor, that utilizes fiber optics to provide its services. Utilizing this network the City plans to provide not only high-speed internet access, but voice and video services as well.

Fiber's Advantages

Fiber optics have many advantages over the more common copper networks (like cable, DSL, and dial-up). The biggest advantage is that fiber can support much higher bandwidths (more data) over a single strand. It is this that will enable the City to offer many services over the same cable without causing a bottleneck.

Free Space Optics
The City is also currently leveraging two laser-based wireless system links that can provide connectivity to developments and sites that do not yet have connectivity to the fiber backbone.