Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Corning Cable and Case Western Team on FTTH in Cleveland

Corning Cable Systems will supply product and design assistance to Case Western Reserve University and its partners to offer FTTH Internet access in Cleveland's inner-city neighborhoods. The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Science at Case estimates that as many as 72% of the households in and around the University in the city of Cleveland have no Internet access.

"We believe that access to the Internet at the international gold standard of one Gigabit/sec, coupled with integrated training and support, can change people's lives for the better," says University Vice President for Information Technology Services, Lev Gonick. "Collaborating with more than 40 community participants, we intend to launch a University-sponsored research program to bring healthcare services, safety and security services, energy use and management support, and science education initiatives to our community in ways that will, potentially, be transformative. And, we will study the outcomes in order to make this program one that can be replicated around the country and around the world."