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  • MCPA Board Meeting

    The next meeting of the Medina County Port Authority Board will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Medina County Administration Building in Balcony Room B located at 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina, OH.

Medina County Fiber Network

Medina County Fiber NetworkThe Medina County Port Authority’s (MCPA) fiber optic cable network consists of 151 miles of dark fiber throughout Medina County, connecting all major metropolitan areas in the County with 144 strands of dark fiber and providing connectivity to the existing fiber network in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties. Visit the Medina County Fiber Network’s website for more information.

The Medina County Fiber Network (MCFN) has created a high bandwidth, neutral platform that will enable governmental subdivisions and agencies, libraries, schools, hospitals and medical facilities, businesses and industry to gain broadband connectivity on advantageous terms.  The MCPA will effectively create an e-Corridor linking the participants, not only to one another, but also to carrier facilities and carriers throughout the region and to serve as a gateway to alternative services and networks.

MCPA will provide broadband transportation services on the network, and does not intend to provide services on the network that would compete with local service providers.  Network neutrality is a critical component of the fiber ring, in order to encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service throughout the county.

Financing

•    $14,435,000 in Recovery Zone Bonds issued by Medina County Port Authority in December 2010, to be repaid within 20 years by user fees
•    Bond Reserve Fund backed by Medina County, Cities of Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth, Villages of Seville and Westfield Center, and Cascade Capital Corporation
•    MCFN received $1.6 million in federal broadband grant funds awarded as part of OneCommunity’s $44 million Comprehensive Community Infrastructure grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce

Bond Offering Overview

The Medina County Port Authority issued $14.4 million in Recovery Zone Bonds in December 2010.

The following municipalities entered into agreements to back the bond reserve fund:

Brunswick City
Village of Seville
Medina City
Wadsworth City
Village of Westfield Center
Cascade Capital Corporation

Levels of Service

Metro Area Network (MAN) Options
MAN (10 Mbps)
MAN (100 Mbps)
MAN (1 Gbps)
MAN (10 Gbps)
MAN (40 Gbps)
MAN Gateway Cross Connect

Dark Fiber Options
Dark Fiber (Metro Ring)
Dark Fiber Metro Access
Dark Fiber (PT-to-PT)
Dark Fiber (Regional Capacity)

For more information, contact Dave Corrado at 216-832-7059.

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