Nethercomm Corporation Introduces an Innovative Architecture which Connects Fiber-In-Gas to Users through Broadband-In-Gas Technology

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NethercommÂ?s Broadband-in-Gas technology delivers the bandwidth of Fiber-To-The-Home at deployment and operation costs that are less expensive than DSL alternatives.

Nethercomm Corporation, the leading innovator of subterranean broadband communications, announces an innovative architecture which enables Fiber-in-Gas operators to deliver low-cost broadband solutions. The new architecture enables Fiber-in-Gas technology to deliver its value in the mid-mile by completing the “last-mile” to the end user via Broadband-in-Gas.

Nethercomm’s Broadband-in-Gas technology delivers the bandwidth of Fiber-To-The-Home at deployment and operation costs that are less expensive than DSL alternatives. Nethercomm’s architecture is designed to effectively multiply the current available bandwidth of cable television and other broadband systems with data capacities exceeding ten gigabits. Broadband-in-Gas delivers unmatched levels of connectivity over the “last-mile” by making use of Ultra Wideband technology to wirelessly broadcast information in a way that is both safe and reliable by using the private spectrum isolated within natural gas pipelines.

Energy companies originally became active in the Fiber-in-Gas (FiG) deployments to deliver broadband services by routing fiber within natural gas pipelines. While Fiber-in-Gas does present solid economic advantages in rights of way and avoidance of trenching costs, it still bears the inherent economic burdens of fiber optic deployment in the “last-mile” which, in most cases, cannot reach breakeven in less than 10 years.

By using Broadband-in-Gas to bridge the “last-mile” of Fiber-in-Gas, no modification to existing natural gas distribution infrastructures is required and the costs of “last-mile” fiber is avoided allowing the combined architecture to inexpensively carry enormous amounts of data to homes and businesses through the existing natural gas pipelines.

Bridging the “last mile” with Broadband-in-Gas eliminates enormous financial barriers which have been the clear impediment to the delivery of low cost access to broadband services through Fiber-in-Gas," states Dr. Patrick Nunally, Chairman and CEO of the San Diego-based Nethercomm Corporation. He went on to say, "We believe that by integrating our new architecture into our Intellectual Property portfolio, we’ve established natural gas pipelines as broadband’s most expansive, capable and now lowest cost pathway to end users”.

Nethercomm is a private Delaware Corporation, developing innovative and proprietary communication technologies for the fast-growing broadband and wireless markets. The company’s portfolio of patents encompasses what is believed to be fundamental subterranean broadband communication and includes additional patents pending to protect its technologies and architectures.

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