The Internet Society of New York (ISOC-NY) will be hosting a presentation session for industry thought leaders, to be held tomorrow evening, July 14, at 7:00 pm at NYU. Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber will lead this session with a presentation on Internet Protocol and Net Neutrality. Since their May 24th Announcement Press Release,
Allied Fiber Announces that the First Phase of its Long-Haul Dark Fiber Cable Across America is Underway and Fully Funded
Allied Fiber announces today that the Company has executed definitive agreements with financial partners and several major railroads and right-of-way owners, including Norfolk Southern Railway, to build a new, network-neutral, high-count dark fiber, colocation and wireless tower integrated system. Construction of the first phase linking New York, NY, Chicago, IL and Ashburn, VA is already underway and will cost approximately US$140 million.
Hunter Newby, who in essence ‘invented’ the carrier interconnection model, shared his insite on the Broadband Stimulus asking ‘Can It Really Be Done for $7.2 Billion?’ Since the first round of funding was awarded around February 16th, the majority of the 1,400 applicants were not awarded grants or loans totaling $4.2 billion. With the first round of funding completed, Mr. Newby observed that there is no clean plan as to how the Nation will address the issue of high-speed broadband access for all.