Community Broadband Networks

Percipio Industries, LLC

Connecting Communities

Percipio Industries, LLC specializes in the planning, design, implementation and management of multi-service community broadband networks. As a result, connecting residents, schools, hospitals, public institutions, local businesses and government organizations. Percipio strives to expand high-speed broadband access and adoption throughout rural, metro and inner city communities to encourage innovation and stimulate economic growth. 

High-speed Internet access is essential for future growth and development. For instance, high speed Internet creates opportunities for regions to stay ahead of technological advancements and compete in a rapidly evolving digital world. Global connectivity can be achieved with faster speeds while maintaining competitive prices.

One benefit of the COVID pandemic is recognizing the value of broadband for tele-health, distance learning, and remote work. Broadband has moved beyond the use of sending emails or streaming movies. State and Federal funding has increased dramatically to support new broadband networks throughout the years. As a result, Percipio has experience with multiple publicly funded network projects. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), Connect America Fund (CAF), California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) and Tribal broadband initiatives.

Percipio’s innovative professionals are experienced in all aspects of delivering high-speed broadband networks from consultation and project management to construction services and fiber optic solutions. Ultimately, Percipio is fully committed in the network process from initiating a concept to completion of the community broadband network.

Support includes each facet of a community network: i) community owned and community operated, ii) community owned and PI operated, iii) and PI owned and PI operated

Benefits of Community Broadband Networks:

Business & Economic Development:

Community broadband networks enable local job growth while attracting new businesses to the local area. Rural and older urban communities are being circumvented by the incumbent providers of broadband services. As providers leverage their investment in those communities while investing their capital in the construction of broadband networks in growth areas as communities continue to expand. Broadband access has increased opportunity for teleworking and expansion to new markets previously inaccessible. One benefit of the COVID pandemic, businesses now understand that telework or remote work with broadband is viable.  As a result, businesses can reduce operating cost through reduction in cost of maintaining office space for employees.

Residential:

Broadband networks are a basic requirement for residential communities. For example, remote work requires video conferencing or media display for discussion between one or more participants in real time. Similarly, streaming of all music, movies and other video content, online gaming, job search, social networking, electronic bill payments, accessing health records, tele-health, distance learning, and home security are all based on access to affordable and scalable high bandwidth services. Broadband access throughout public parks and community centers increases opportunities for residents to stay connected and more secure.

Health Care:

Broadband connects health care facilities with other facilities or medical professionals, and medical professionals with patients. High speed internet increases the efficiency of delivery of medical diagnosis and treatment through timely access to medical professionals and patients. As a result, broadband enables medical professionals to remotely monitor, diagnose, and treat health issues in a timely manner. For instance, patients with medical devices allow staff to remotely access real time and historical observations and health records of key health metrics for an individual. The COVID pandemic has provided a significant benefit for tele-health. Support in the treatment and reimbursement for tele-health is a benefit for residents in metro., urban, and rural locations. Most importantly, access to real time and historical observations will improve response time to a medical issue. Informed, timely access to patient data, improves patient response time at a lower cost.

Education:

Community Broadband Networks improve communications and collaboration while reducing costs in educational institutions at all levels (K-12, universities and colleges.) Education continues to become more Internet-based. Community-networking applications allow for distance learning and remote classrooms, standardized testing and online-based homework or curriculum. Furthermore, a community broadband network allows for collaborative opportunities between schools: locally, nationally and worldwide. The COVID pandemic has highlighted the limitations that many communities have for broadband enabled distance learning.

Public Works

A community broadband network is beneficial to many aspects of government and public institutions. Broadband networks assist public works, public safety, information technology and environmental services. Intelligent traffic systems increase traffic flow efficiency and vehicle efficiency through less stop and go activity. Utility costs can be minimized through establishing a smart grid. For example, a smart grid with smart meters, smart distribution boards and circuit boards integrated with home control and demand response, and smart appliances will improve efficiency of the electrical grid. Potentially enabling utility companies to delay significant investment required for system upgrades in generation and/or distribution.

Value Training:

Percipio focuses on providing training to properly inform and educate consumers on devices. We assist individuals to effectively utilize the Internet in order to gain maximum value. Value training assists users on quality inclusion and engagement in the online community for gathering information and accessing services. Even with access to affordable broadband, community members may lack the best device to access the broadband network for their desired application, for instance. Therefore, Percipio is focused on initiatives to provide devices to underserved members in a community.  This effort enables them to utilize the broadband network for their desired application.

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