Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Contact: Devora Rodriguez
The City of Mont Belvieu & Magellan Bring Citywide Gigabit Internet to Residents & Businesses
MBLink, Mont Belvieu’s gigabit fiber network now provides Gigabit Internet to homes and businesses throughout the City, touting some of the fastest Internet in the State of Texas. MB Link provides everyone in the city with the opportunity to access blazing fast gigabit internet service at a price that's cheaper than most national providers. And, there are no data caps.
To implement the network, the City hired Magellan to provide its turnkey broadband deployment solutions to plan, design and manage construction of the network.
Magellan was Mont Belvieu’s trusted partner through the entire implementation, from planning the deployment, to engineering the network, to designing the data center, to issuing procurements, to managing construction and supporting Mont Belvieu’s launch and operational needs. Magellan provided its solutions team to cover each functional area of the deployment, ensuring that Mont Belvieu had expertise throughout the entire implementation. This enabled Mont Belvieu to deploy its network rapidly and with a team that had the experience from numerous fiber to the home deployments nationwide. Magellan’s turnkey solution also allowed Mont Belvieu to interface with a single company, instead of managing multiple vendors throughout the fiber deployment.
Construction of the network was completed on schedule and under budget, allowing Mont Belvieu to launch services to the community based on its original commitments. For $75 per month, residents get 1 Gigabit Internet and an in-home gigabit gateway router. Demand for service has been significant in the first 6 months of the network and MBLink is surpassing its original uptake forecasts.
Magellan enables utilities and munis to bring world-class broadband to their customers, faster and more easily than ever before. Magellan was established to solve a critical problem facing many of these organizations today: How do these organizations provide world-class broadband that their citizens need yet manage the significant risks in starting and managing broadband networks?
Magellan provides a unique opportunity for utilities and munis to reduce the startup and execution risks of deploying broadband. It allows them to shift the entire implementation and management of broadband to a partner that has over 200 years of combined experience deploying these networks in over 20 states. Magellan provides not only the engineering and construction management, but also critical operational and business functions that many new providers struggle with today. Magellan provides the only true turnkey broadband deployment solution that comprises all aspects of planning, financing, constructing, launching and operating broadband networks, customized for each clients’ unique needs and circumstances.
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