CBI© can put the United States into leading the pack in the race that is already well underway in Japan, Korea and Scandinavia; and at pace with those now entering the race driven by enormous government investment including Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
The CBI© uses patent-pending technology (U.S. Patent Application 61/439,022) to allow five-voice service providers, five data service providers, and five video service providers along with community required services on a specially designed fiber to the premise infrastructure. At each premise, an Optical Demarc (O-Demarc©) or network interface device will include RJ45, RJ11, and coaxial cable interfaces to the all-optical infrastructure. This allows standard connections to standard devices inside the home that are delivered over a standard 1Gbps connection. The infrastructure also includes a direct optical connect wireless overlay to have contiguous WiMax coverage and selected 802.11X hotspots within the covered area.
This innovative concept allows the user to choose from multiple service providers for multiple services. This higher choice will drive higher utilization from the community, a distributed capital cost for the service providers, and a revenue generator for the community and A-PLUS.
The best analogy to use to explain the model is that of an overnight package delivery company (a service provider) and our road and highway system (the infrastructure). How expensive would it be if FedEx and UPS had to pave their own highways? The model wouldn't work in rural America because it would be too far between premises to make sense. Instead, they pay taxes and tolls to use publicly owned roads and highways. In a similar fashion, the service providers will pay a toll to run their digital traffic on the community-owned broadband infrastructure.