DRIVE Wireless Network
DRIVE is pleased to announce a new project to bring expanded internet access to Montour County in early 2019. Led by DRIVE, the pilot project will build the infrastructure needed to easily and economically distribute internet services through third-party vendors. Geisinger has partnered with DRIVE to fully fund the startup of the project through an interest-free $300,000 loan.
Construction of the network is already underway and scheduled for completion in early 2019. Once completed, the network will operate through a public-private partnership. DRIVE will maintain and operate the network infrastructure and private ISPs will have the opportunity to serve customers through the DRIVE network. The network will cover a significant portion of Montour County, including underserved areas in the northern portion of the county.
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About the Network
- The Network is fed by a fiber optic internet backbone
- The Network uses wireless line-of-sight technology to connect network infrastructure (tower locations) to customer locations
- The DRIVE Network will be monitored 24/7 to ensure network reliability
- Initial tower locations include: the county’s 9-1-1 tower, Montour County Emergency Management Agency building, Geisinger’s Hospital for Advanced Medicine and USG in Washingtonville