While the nation fixates on urban and rural municipal Broadband – GCET is redefining the Metropolitan Area Network. Our primary role is to build and operate a hybrid fiber-optic/wireless network which will serve our community now, and well into the future. GCET is building, from scratch, 10Gbps fiber optic core and distribution networks along with our 1.7Gbps mobile anywhere-everywhere local access network to deliver voice, data and internet services like never before.
Fiber-optic networks in and of themselves are no longer “good enough”. Commercial and consumer usage data shows that mobile device usage has exceeded desktop usage since 2014. 66% of all email in the US is now opened/read on smartphones or tablets (MovableInk). Roughly 56 percent of consumer traffic to the leading US websites is now from mobile devices (SimilarWeb, State of Mobile Web US 2015). People of all ages rely on mobility services that support Internet delivered applications on whatever device they choose to use.
GCET is building a Metropolitan Area Network that supports stationary (home/business) based and mobile voice, data, video and internet services as well as secured Virtual Private Networks for businesses. Another valuable benefit of GCET’s stationary/mobile network architecture is – Mobile phone service: VoIP enabled smart-phones supporting VoIP over Wi-FI will be able to use GCET’s network instead of the Verizon, AT&T, Sprint etc. network. Given the fact that there is poor mobile phone reception in much of our city, switching to the GCET network will give you clear telephone service virtually anywhere in the city- with unlimited data.