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"The incumbents early on said, ‘you ...
"The incumbents early on said, ‘you need to be happy with what you have; what we offer is good enough and you don't need more than what we offer,' was their exact comment," said Ernie Bray, President of U.S. Metro Nets, a consulting and networking company that's helping to build the network.
U.S. MetroNets, LC
Ernest Bray, Founder and CTO
has 17 years experience in large-scale network architecture, design, integration, implementation and management.
He also has extensive experience in product development, marketing and sales.
Prior to U.S. Metronets Mr. Bray founded DynamicCity MetroNet Advisors where he helped initiate several large multi-city and regional municipal wholesale FTTP projects including UTOPIA (Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency) and SweetNet (South-Western Wyoming Expanded and Enhanced Telecommunications Network) two of the largest and most high profile projects in the nation.
Four years ago Mr. Bray
began researching and developing the Company's "OSPN™" (Open Service Provider Network) model for wholesale FTTP networks for municipalities and cities.
The patented (pending) OSPN™ model includes key methods for implementing business, legal, finance, technology, operations, and political and public policy specific to underserved communities.
Previously, Mr. Bray served as product manager for the LAN products Division of Dayna Communications, Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was in charge of developing small and medium business network product strategies for the company.
His responsibilities included supervising product development and design as well as the marketing and sales for these products.
Fiber For Our Future - Kane County Chronicle
Ernie Bray, of U.S. MetroNets in Utah, another group that helps municipalities fund broadband systems, said there are multiple models that cities can chose from to fund a broadband system.
But Bray said some of those models include cities backing their projects with some tax revenue to make investors feel at ease and lower the interest rate.
"Depending on how the Tri-Cities project is ultimately structured and the business model adopted, there are one or more viable financing options available for this project other than a taxpayer-backed general obligation bond," he
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