Alamosa, Colorado is a small town in the southern part of the state, and residents are no stranger to wildfires. As fires rage, often times they sever or destroy wireline communications infrastructure. This disruption impacts both near term rescue and fire efforts and it can be weeks or months before service is restored. Residents and business are also impacted often suffering Internet outages and finding themselves as a low priority for remediation.
This year saw several devastating conflagrations when the Spring Creek Fire had charred over 60,000 acres and wiped out much of the fiber connectivity in Alamosa, leaving most of the town without Internet access or telephone. Business, residents, local government were all without connectivity.
Jade Communications was introduced to Siklu solutions early in 2017, through their Distribution Partner Anixter and was looking to see how this might help them expand their business as a local service provider. When they saw what was happening with the fire and its impact on the community, they quickly stepped into the breach and began deploying Siklu mmWave Gigabit Point-to-Multipoint radios throughout the town.