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Can Palo Alto finally pull off high speed internet service?
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by Frank Bravo
on Jul 21, 2006
Would you support a public-private partnership to provide high-speed, broadband (100 megabit per second two-way)communication throughout Palo Alto? Assume this would be provided at a competive price. Do you think this makes sense?
Posted by Bob Harrington,
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jul 30, 2006 at 6:16 pm
CALL FOR PRIVATE SPONSORS: A sponsors' syndicate should be formed from among the entities listed below a) to provide leadership and b) to alleviate Palo Alto's risk in identifying and working with private partners to build and operate a municipally-owned ultra high-speed open broadband network.
The United States, and especially Silicon Valley, needs a more aggressive telecom model to accelerate ultra high-speed broadband deployment to every premise. There are just too many major enterprises with significant investments in intellectual capital in our region for us to collectively continue to tolerate the significant restrictions being imposed by our nation's obsolete telecom strategy and structure. As America falls further behind world leaders in broadband penetration, a more rapid roll-out of high-speed broadband becomes ever more urgent for our country. It is well-known that our nation's major telecom companies just do not have the balance sheets necessary to get the job done alone.
Palo Alto is about to issue an RFP seeking an acceptable municipal model that provides the impetuous to a more rapid roll-out of high-speed broadband locally. Thus, to get the ball rolling in Silicon Valley, each and every entity listed should consider becoming a sponsor of the Palo Alto network and should be pro-active in making their interests known to any member of the Palo Alto City Council: AboveNet, Actel, Adaptec, Adobe, Advanced Micro Devices, Affymetrix, Agile Software, Agilent, Align, Alcatel, Altera, AOL, Apple, Applied Materials, Applied Signal Technology, Ariba, Arthrocare, Aspect Communications, Asyst Technologies, Atheros Communications, Atmel, AT&T, Avanex, BEA Systems, Bechtel Telecommunications, Bell Microproducts, Borland, Brocade, Cadence Design, California Water, Calpine, Cisco, CNF, Coast Distribution, Coherent, Connetics, Covad, Cox Communications, Credence, Cypress Semiconductor, Dionex, DSP Group, eBay, Echelon, Electronic Arts, Electronics for Imaging, Embarcadero Publishing, Ericsson, Equinix, ESS Technology, Essex Property, Exponent, Extreme Networks, Finisar, Foundry Networks, Franklin Resources, Fujitsu Network Communications, Genencor, Genentech, Genesis Microchip, Gilead Sciences, Google, Granite Construction, Harmonic, Hewlett-Packard, Hyperion, IBM, Informatica, Integrated Device Technology, Integrated Silicon Solution, Intel, Intersil, Interwoven, Intuit, Intuitive Surgical, iPass, iTown Communications, IXYS, JDS Uniphase, Jupiter Networks, KLA-Tencor, Komag, Kyphon, Lam Research, Landec, Leadis Technology, Lexar Media, Linear Technology, Lockheed, LSI Logic, Lucent Technologies, Macrovision, Magma Design, Mattson Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, Maxtor, McAfee, MediaNews, Mercury Interactive, Micrel, Microsoft, Molecular Devices, Motorola, National Semiconductor, NASA Ames, Nektar Therapeutics, Netflix, Netgear, NetIQ, Netscreen Technologies, Network Appliance, Network Equipment Technologies, Nextel, Novellus Systems, Nvidia, Omnicell, Omnivision Technologies, Openwave Systems, Oracle, palmOne, Pacific Gas & Electric, PacketFront Inc., Pannaway Technologies, Photon Dynamics, Pinnacle Systems, Pixar, Plantronics, PMC-Sierra, Portal Software, Power Integrations, Proxim, Quantum, Rambus, Redback Networks, Robert Half International, Roche Pharmaceuticals, SanDisk, Sanmina-SCI, SAP, Serena Software, Siebel Systems, Silicon Graphics, Silicon Image, Silicon Storage, Siliconix, Sirf Technology Holdings, SJW, Solectron, Sonicwall, Stratex Networks, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Symmetricom, Synaptics, Synnex, Synopsis, Tellabs North America, Terayon Communications, Tibco, TiVo, Trimble Navigation, Ultra Clean Holdings, Ultratech, Varian, Varian Medical Systems, VeriSign, Verizon, Veritas Software, Verity, Visx, Vulcan Inc., WebEx Communications, West Marine, Xerox, Xilinx, Yahoo, Zoomy Communications, Zoran, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Palo Alto Downtown Business and Professional Association, Rotary Club of Palo Alto, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, Palo Alto Club, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Kaiser Health, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, El Camino Hospital, Baker & McKenzie, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, Cooley Godward, Davis Polk, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, Dorsey & Whitney, Earthjustice, Fenwick & West, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Keker & Van Nest, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Morrison & Foerster, Nixon Peabody, O'Melveny & Myers, Orrick Herrington, Pillsbury Winthrop, Ruby & Schofield, Sideman & Bancroft, Skadden Arps, Townsend and Townsend, Walkup Melodia Kelly Wecht & Schoenberger, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Wilson Sonsini, Accel Partners, Applied Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Draper Fisher, Goldman Sachs, Greylock, Hummer Winblad, Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Kleiner Perkins, LightSpeed, Mayfield Partners, Merrill Lynch, Mobius, Mohr Davidow, Morgan Stanley, New Enterprise, Norwest, Palo Alto Venture Partners, Redpoint, Sand Hill Capital, Sequoia, Sutter Hill, Trinity Ventures, UBS Securities, U.S. Venture Partners, Versant, Ellis Partners, Fry's Electronics, Glenborough Realty Trust, Keenan Land, King Asset Management, Marcus & Millichap, McNellis Partners, Melcher Development, Mission West Properties (Berg and Berg), Mozart Development, Peery-Arrillaga, Premier Properties, Renault & Handley, R&M Properties, Roxy Rapp & Company, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, Simon Property Group (Stanford Shopping Center), Sobrato Development, Spieker Partners, Summerhill Homes, University Circle, Vance Brown, Wheatley Properties, and WP Investments.