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WASHINGTON DC NETWORK TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW EDUCAUSE POLICY PANEL APRIL 26, 2006 CHRIS PEABODY DEPUTY CTO: NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES Government.

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1 WASHINGTON DC NETWORK TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW EDUCAUSE POLICY PANEL APRIL 26, 2006 CHRIS PEABODY DEPUTY CTO: NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES Government of the District of Columbia

2 2 Washington DC  Unique  City / County / State Governance (all in one)  Executive Office of the Mayor  76 Agencies  Elected City Council  Independent Agencies  Public Schools  CFO  Water and Sewer Authority (WASA)  Major Federal Presence, Oversight and Funding  Primary business is government  No Smokestack industry allowed  DHS is having a major impact on city  Business is currently very good

3 3 Washington DC.GOV Network  Government presence in over 600 locations within the city.  40,000 DC.GOV Phone Lines  60,000 DC.GOV Data Ports  Traditionally outsourced services to carriers  In process of migrating onto private network

4 Ultimate In-Source Solution Build it yourself!

5 5 DC-NET: Goals  Build and maintain a comprehensive technology network that meets the needs of the ENTIRE District Government  All voice services  All data Intranet connectivity  Enhance Public Safety applications  Enhance Public Schools

6 6 DC-NET Fast Facts  DC Loves Teddy Roosevelt  1903 Statute required “the phone company” to provide conduit space for public safety use. Very powerful discovery!  $80 mil multiyear project  Local Capital dollars  Some Federal dollars  Goal is to be self sustaining by FY08  Approximately 86 employees working on the project

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8 8 DC-NET: Fiber  SONET Fiber planned to all Gov’t locations  400 – 600 Gov’t sites across the city  Currently at 165 buildings  All citywide voice and data services at sites “which make sense” will eventually be riding these fully redundant SONET rings  Some fiber deployed direct in Verizon Conduits  Other fiber obtained via CATV Franchise Agreements  Comcast  RCN (formerly Starpower)  Some original fiber purchased on IRU’s

9 9 DC-NET: Replacing the Legacy Services  Rapidly replacing legacy MAN circuits from Verizon  District has hundreds of Point – Point circuits  Major Frame Relay networks installed today  DC Gov still pay’s about $5mil/year for MAN circuits to Verizon

10 10 DC-NET: Voice Platform  Avaya s8700 is core voice platform.  40,000+ phones when complete.  40,000+ phones when complete.  13,000 have been ported  25,000 ISDN/CENTREX remain  10 – 15% unused inventory discovered during cutovers  Migration is very, very, VERY challenging

11 11 911:Unreliable vs Reliable Trunking DC-NET Fiber

12 12 DC-NET: Citywide Motorola Radio System  42 Towers across the District  Supports entire First Responder Community  T1 Based Connectivity  Cutover in a single weekend from Verizon  Never Failed  Adding 28 new circuits due to UCC building

13 13 DC-NET: WARN  The Wireless Accelerated Responder Network (WARN) is the nation’s first city-wide broadband wireless public safety network. This pilot network was unveiled in September 04 and was first operationally used in January, 2005 for the Inauguration followed by the State of the Union.  The Wireless Accelerated Responder Network (WARN) is the nation’s first city-wide broadband wireless public safety network. This pilot network was unveiled in September 04 and was first operationally used in January, 2005 for the Inauguration followed by the State of the Union.

14 14 DC-NET: WARN Network Attributes  Covers 95% of the District Mhz experimental spectrum provided by the FCC  Uplink rate kbps (peak)/300 kbps (average)  Downlink rate -- 3 Mbps (peak)/900 kbps (average)  Uses Flash/OFRM  Full mobility (communications sustained while device mobile throughout the city)  Dedicated Public Safety network – no contention with cellular or commercial users.  All IP network; features include full quality of service (QOS) capabilities, and static IP addresses

15 15 Public Schools Broadband Network  157 Public Schools  Currently networked at sub T1 connectivity, except at High School (T3)  Currently working on public – private partnership with DC Based Broadband provider to network all 157 based on DCNET backbone.

16 16 Digital Divide WiFi Project  Mayor gets calls and s every day  “Why does DC not have a network like “Phili”?  Currently exploring “win – win” options  Looking for partners  DC-NET will provide citywide backbone for network service partner. City will provide rooftop space for antennae's.  Partner must provide services to the cities poorest first, including PC’s and Training

17 17 Thanks - Questions


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