Proposal to acquire the Click Network, Tacoma, WA
Proposal to acquire the Click Network
In April, Yomura Fiber made a proposal to The City of Tacoma to takeover the Click Network.
Yomura’s proposal differs from all the others by its commitment to modernising the network from legacy coax to modern fibre, delivering multi-gigabit services. Further Yomura guarantees true equal access for all households with a free-tier of Internet access.
17th July 2018 – City of Tacoma shortlisted Yomura, Wave and Ranier Connect proposals – see Study Group Presentation. Yomura believes that its proposal addresses all of the cities requirements and is the only proposal that puts in place the immutable commitment to Net Neutrality and equal access.
Summary of Yomura’s proposal
- Net Neutral from the start, not just now its fashionable.
- Replace legacy coaxial network with fibre.
- Upgrade network to provide 1Gbps symmetric services
- Customers on legacy Click 30/55/100Mbps services will be moved to 100Mbps symmetric services and save money each month.
- Community Free-WiFi to be provided in public spaces and buildings.
- Free Internet access for low income households
- Free Yomura Fiber 100 for Laptop2Kids participants
- Free Yomura Fiber 1000 for Public Schools and Libraries
- Yomura will replace the core network and handback the old hardware to the city for resale or reuse elsewhere. This will allow the city to recoup their capital investment.
Costs to the City of Tacoma
Yomura’s proposal moves 100% of the risk as well as operating and upgrade costs to Yomura.
From day 1, the costs of Click move to Yomura, freeing up millions of dollars a year in costs for other critical services in the city.
- Yomura Fiber 100 – 100Mbps Symmetric Broadband – $49/month
- Yomura Fiber 1000 – 1Gbps Symmetric Broadband – $99/month