The next 25 years will bring enormous change to the economy, to the livability of communities, and to the demand on cities and counties to respond to change.
Because the economy is now a digital economy, this change will require networks that are evolvable, flexible, scalable, locally controlled and open.
Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired Magazine, describes one of the reasons technological systems gravitate toward open systems this way:
“The network economy rewards open systems. Closed systems close off opportunities. This is why the network economy routes around closed systems.
“The issue is whether it is easy or difficult for others to invent something that plays off your invention.”Kevin Kelly of Wired Magazine
This Techtonic Tuesday, explore ways in which the infrastructure supporting the internet will need to evolve toward open systems.
Jeff Christensen is the President and CEO of EntryPoint Networks.
EntryPoint’s vision is that broadband infrastructure is essential. EntryPoint believes that broadband should be operated as a utility, and services should be delivered from the cloud.
EntryPoint’s FlowOps platform leverages software defined open infrastructure to create a marketplace where control is moved from the ISP to the consumer.
FlowOps marks a shift in Fiber to the Premise solutions because it merges a radical form of Open Access with advanced networking tools to realize these as a platform where competition and innovation can occur.
EntryPoint is a strong advocate of open networks.