One of the most outstanding examples of rapid turnkey deployments by our team members still operates today in Vail, Colorado. This municipal Wi-Fi project was awarded to CenturyTel due to a winning RFP response authored by Keenwire’s Scott Stevens. Contract negotiations took 5 months and dug deeply into the deployment time, with the final award in August 2006 there were only 4 months remaining until the snow fell and the winter tourism season would begin in November.
The complete project was designed, permitted, deployed and tested within 4 months – over 350 network devices were deployed, which included a self-healing, multi-source, wireless backbone and 100 custom-fabricated mounts. The deployment was completed two weeks prior to deadline. Most municipal Wi-Fi networks have been dismantled to-date, except this one. The Town of Vail continues to use the network for both municipal access as well as public safety, and CenturyLink continues to see revenues from end-users on the system.