How the Technology Will Work
The approach to providing broadband to this nearly two-square mile underserved neighborhood will be to deploy a hybrid network using a CBRS OnGo™ private LTE consumer access layer aggregated by a mmWave backhaul layer. The multi-gigabit backhaul links will connect the OnGo™ small cells to accessible dark fiber endpoints located at partner agency facilities. The dark fiber will then be patched into a colocation rack at the JAX NAP internet exchange in downtown Jacksonville. This facility will serve as the host for the core management platform needed to manage the network nodes and subscriber services. This host site will also provide Internet access without purchasing bandwidth from a common carrier provider (Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, etc).
The private LTE network will enable residents to experience broadband access wherever they are in the neighborhood including places of worship, community centers, schools, businesses, parks and bus stops. Qualified residents will be issued an OnGo™ USB modem or hotspot to connect existing computers and devices to the LTE network. However, any existing cellular devices with Band 48 and dual-SIM capabilities can also be connected to the CBRS network by requesting a SIM or eSIM from the program administration team.