Urbana Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) project has been awarded the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) 2012 Community Broadband Project of the Year. The award recognizes UC2B “for deploying an innovative, open-access Fiber to the Home network, and turning on its head the traditional model of starting with the most lucrative areas by prioritizing first low-income and unserved communities.”
The City of Champaign recently posted two UC2B related Request for Proposals on their website
Click here for UC2B RFP for Customer Call Center Services
UC2B wants to provide state-of-the-art fiber connectivity to all households in Champaign-Urbana, which we can do if we win a national competition for a community-wide fiber build-out. Our proposal will be submitted in late July and we expect to notify the community of the results of our success in November, 2012.
[Video] Champaign City Council member Will Kyles answers the question, Why UC2B?
University of Illinois Professor Abdul Alkalimat discusses Urbana-Champaign’s future with UC2B.
Mike Smeltzer discusses the benefits of video conferencing using UC2B.
[Video] An informational video on what customers can connect to UC2B. Read more on “What You Can Connect to UC2B” »
A demonstration of how VoIP works using UC2B. Read more on “Phone Calls with VoIP over UC2B” »
An informational video on the details of the UC2B Construction. Read more on “Outdoor Underground Construction” »
An informational video on one of the many advantages of Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband. Read more on “Netflix over UC2B” »