Civitium developed a multi-dimensional financial model for the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. This model analyzed the financial performance of a fiber to the home network across 45 towns in Western Massachussettes.
Civitium helped the State of Georgia map 90 broadband providers and plan for improved economic development with a focus on healthcare, public safety, and education. The State of Georgia's best practices in these areas were recently highlighted by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Civitium helped private cable companies, CLECs, energy companies, and public-private partnerships compete and win under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with both NTIA and RUS. Five of the seven applications Civitium worked with received funding and raised a total of almost $100M. One of our customers, North Georgia Network, has been recognized as a national leader in rural broadband time and again.
Municipal Broadband Market Assessment
The cities of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco commissioned Civitium to conduct a market assessment for municipal broadband following changes in the municipal Wi-Fi market that occurred in 2008. The assessment considered the lessons learned by major U.S. cities during the intense period of municipal wireless projects - from 2004 through 2007. It reviewed and analyzed the factors that most contributed to the market correction. And finally, it foretasted how the municipal broadband market would evolve going forward to inform decision-making by major cities.
Civitium developed a web-based crowdfunding application, CrowdFiber, that allows broadband service providers to prioritize investments in areas where demand is highest, and community organizations to aggregate their demand to attract or justify investments in infrastructure. CrowdFiber launched in June 2013 with five active campaigns across three states.
Fiber & LTE Engineering
Civitium has developed fiber plans and architectures for clients throughout the U.S., engineered hundreds of route miles, and executed many swaps. Civitium has planned and engineered wireless networks including microwave, LTE, and Wi-Fi, conducted spectrum acquisitions, and helped statewide public safety agencies plan for FirstNet.
Broadband Master Planning
Civitium worked with the City of Chicago to develop a long-range, 15-year broadband master plan. This plan included an inventory of existing publicly-owned fiber optic infrastructure, a review of state of the art technology, business model and funding options, an analysis of the technical requirements to achieve the goal of an advanced, high-speed fiber optic network to serve the public, education, nonprofit, business and residential sectors, the development of a preliminary financial model with multiple investment scenarios, and the development of “broadband readiness standards” that may help to promote public and private sector investment in advanced broadband facilities and services.
Working with the North Georgia Network collaborative and Internet2, Civitium has developed an advanced audio/video communications platform which enables musicians, composers and educators to collaborate over advanced fiber optic networks. This system allows low-latency communications for real time musical performance/collaboration.
Startup Community Development
Makervillage is an economic gardening instrument that encourages innovation, invention, and the expansion of tech-based businesses by pursuing advanced infrastructure, access to funding resources, startup-friendly property, and by promoting maker-based arts and education experiences.
In 2011, Civitium established 7hills Makerspace in its hometown of Rome, Georgia – making it only the second such space in the state. The makerspace has served as a focal point for creativity and innovation in northwest Georgia. In 2013, it was referred to by Chris Anderson, fomer editor of Wired Magazine, as "the most beautiful Makerspace in the world."