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Harbor Communication LLC Launches new City Wi-Fi in Fairhope, Alabama
Through a partnership, the City of Fairhope and Harbor Communications now offer Wireless Wi-Fi to certain parts of the Fairhope downtown area, Greeno Rd., City Parks, and the Pier by installing a SkyPilot Mesh network with 28 zones.
By: Chuck Nylander, VP Sales & Marketing
As part of the partnership, residents and businesses can enjoy free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes a day, every day, per user. Additional services needed beyond the 30 minutes can be purchased daily, weekly or monthly. Additionally, the city and all of its departments will have access to a private network at no charge, with the potential expansion of additional wireless future services for the city.
In conjunction with the launch of the city Wi-Fi network, Harbor Communications is currently offering Fairhope businesses a promotional business bundle. The promotion includes Harbor’s Voice and Data offerings through their traditional copper and fiber based facilities, but also includes a password for unlimited access to the Wi-Fi network.
Plans are in the works for Harbor Communications to enhance the landing page area and give users access to dining and shopping guides, where daily users can potentially download a menu to choose places to eat.
Harbor chose the SkyPilot mesh network because it offers municipalities an economically compelling alternative for providing broadband access to mobile municipal workers, residents, and small businesses. Municipal police, fire and EMS departments have been among the first to adopt metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh networks. High-speed, in-field data access dramatically improves public safety officer effectiveness and efficiency by getting critical information in their hands on the street. Once the networks are installed, many municipalities leverage the network for wireless broadband applications ranging from building inspections to automatic utility meter-reading.
About Harbor Communications:
Harbor Communications (Harbor) is a leading Gulf Coast telecommunications company with offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mobile and Orange Beach, Alabama. The Harbor network provides service from Metropolitan New Orleans to the Florida Panhandle. As a regulated Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), we have access to the incumbent’s (AT&T, Sprint, etc.) wide-area networks. Combining these networks with Harbor’s own facilities based network, we are able to provide big business solutions, with the agility of a locally owned regional provider. Harbor has spent the better part of the last three years building out its networks in Alabama and Louisiana. We now have customers on our own fiber network in New Orleans, in the City of Mobile and in Baldwin County, AL. Also in New Orleans, the company has launched its Fixed 4G Wireless service blanketing the city with high speed wireless access to data and voice services. The company expects to launch Fixed 4G Wireless service in Alabama during the Spring of 2012.
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Harbor Communications is a leading Telecommunication company offering; Voice, Broadband Data, Hosted VoIP, Video, PRI/SIP. With offices in Mobile and Orange Beach, AL, and Metairie, LA. serving the Gulf Coast area from New Orleans through Pensecola, Fl.