• The Wired Road - The Wired Road is successfully implementing integrated fiber and wireless infrustructure in rural southwest Virginia.
  • Danville, Virginia - nDanville is the first municipally owned open access, open services network in the United States. The nDanville fiber network won the Intelligent Community Forum's Smart 21 award for 2010

End to end broadband planning, design and management

Broadband has become essential infrastructure for communities, businesses, and local government. Design Nine specializes in open access fiber and wireless networks that deliver results. We start with a comprehensive planning phase that includes a needs assessment, demand aggregation studies, and broadband mapping. After the initial plan is forged we will assist our client with procurement, vendor evaluation, contractor and construction management, and all other aspects of the network build out. After the network is built we will help you attract and evaluate service providers, assist with education and awareness campaigns, and help you to operate the network in a sustainable and non-burdensome manner. We don't just build networks - we build networks that perform.

Economic Development Performance - Investments in basic broadband infrastructure should help attract and retain business and support job creation. Our networks are designed to enhances your economic development goals and objectives.

Financial Performance - Our financial analyses consider build out costs, take rates, operational costs, staffing, maintenance, and operations, project cash flow, revenue, and income revenue. We will identify funding strategies and assist with funding proposals.

Market Performance - Successful networks have a marketplace of services and providers. We bring our extensive knowledge of providers ans provider contacts to your project.

Technology Performance - We will help you to identify the right technology including systems like wireless mesh networks, community broadband fiber, and open access business models.

Project Management Performance - We get the network built right. We will manage the bid process for engineering, contractor, and equipment selection, provide oversight of design/build firms that are constructing the network, and make sure the system works properly when construction is complete.

Operational Performance - Once built, the network has to deliver services reliably. We will make sure you have the right expertise to run the network.