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Austin iCNet-Infrastructure Connectivity Network) connecting people & things to data services and bus stops cheaper/faster and secure!

Building upon several years of work, our team/partners will create a new viable/broadband/edge compute/storage transport network

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This initial network in East Austin will extend existing independent fiber using a mix of new 5G/10G FCC wireless spectrum connected in some instances sub 1ms digital latency away from edge and core data centers/edge data centers.  Imagine a new hyper local digital world also enabling connecting people to bus stops / hubs or drones / cars delivering things to people. We have already built infrastructure for major mobile companies using a similiar idea however, their rollout of 5G will take many years according to experts and be limited in coverage.  This is why Austin iCNet will be the foundation for Smart City and Transportation.  

These networks enable Autonomous/Connected cars, buses (CapMetro), real time communications/monitoring along with enabling Smart Traffic/Transporation, Smart City, Smart Government, Free Local Gigabit Wi-Fi (DIgital Inclusion), Smart Buildings, Smart Energy and more.

Instead of every public and private company building their own tiny small digital road (Google struggled to scale fiber), we build a multi purpose super highway which serves multiple applications using proven technologies.  Imagine "Aerial Ethernet" with 100% secure segments (VLAN's) for both public and private data communications.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Today broadband providers are focused on one thing, their core business. Of course they can talk about all these things but national companies focus on national business plans. In fact, most all the national broadband companies are cutting their CAPEX for next year to pay higher bonuses and dividends. The users and entities using this network is nearly endless. We can add coverage and capacity much cheaper and faster than fiber and believe in multiple users and use cases.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Pilot - you have implemented your solution in a real-world scenario

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

The key to the success is hyper local. There is excess demand for more, cheaper, redundant broadband and private connectivity every square mile by orders of magnitude (30X). By focusing on smaller areas and building the right type of public private partnership (3P), the network is sustainable, scalable and provides public and private benefits. New programs like Opportunity Zone Funding can help provide the capital required to scale these new networks.

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

The founding idea came from Mr. Darrin M. Mylet. Mr. Mylet has over 25 years in the telecom and broadband industry. He served as a broadband/wireless spectrum advisor both President Bush and Obama as part of the CSMAC, Department of Commerce. As part of this submission, he has partnered with several public and privately held companies who have expertise in AI, Cloud/Edge, Drone Integration, Fiber & Wireless Engineering, Smart Poles, and more.

Size of your team or organization

  • 11-50

Team or Organization URL

We have created to new LLC for this venture and will launch the URL soon.

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Rough budget (500 characters)

We will use the capital to expand upon the existing investment made by the founder and other entities. This new network is primarily focused on the objective of creating a new type of network to support better digital and physical routes to bring people to bus stops/hubs and eventually using drones to do vice versa.

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

The existing infrastructure and team investment is in the millions of dollars. We are simply extending and integrating into specific locations in and around East 6th street. We have already done nearly a year of work to extend fiber and data center access. We now will put Edge Compute and Storage into that ecosystem and create more Gigabit connections using fixed wireless.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

When we do what we are proposing, we envision the City of Austin/Austin Energy and many of its service organizations and current and future funding from CapMetro and/or USDOT to expand out in a reasonable way. This network will constantly expand and grow where it makes sense.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

Yes, we plan to sell broadband to local businesses and homes who need more or resilient along with new compute and backup (Disaster Recovery). These services are constantly expanding due to AR/VR, 4k, 8k, etc.

Social Media

We have not launched media for this yet. We have some ideas but would like to keep confidential.
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The initial network will cover a specific area to be determined by the City of Austin somewhere in east 6th. Upon completion of Phase 1, we plan to extend around the convention center and 6th street. No special permitting or digging of streets is required to plan, build or operate this network. In some instance, city ROW can be used to make the network more resilient and add more city value.


Edge, aka Multi Access Edge Compute (MEC) is known for latency but another key facet is storage of data, back up etc. Also, less dependency on physical network assets. And finally the ability to create 100% cyber secure private local networks for things like local video surveillance, IOT data, AV / Connected Car/Bus communications and more.


A Distributed Network connected to new distributed "Edge" compute/storage capablity is the technological foundation for this new network.


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