eX² TECHNOLOGY ASSESSING THE VALUE OF E-470’S COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
Omaha, NEB., January 18, 2018 – eX² Technology LLC recently entered into a professional services agreement to perform a comprehensive analysis of the E-470 Public Highway Authority’s existing communications infrastructure. Upon its assessment, eX² Technology will provide recommendations for commercializing the excess duct, dark fiber and wireless assets on an open market basis.
E-470 is a 75-mph toll road that forms a 47-mile semi-circle around metropolitan Denver’s eastern area, spanning three counties and five municipalities. It is a self-sustaining organization, generating revenue through toll collection to operate and maintain the transportation system without recourse to taxpayer funds.
eX² Technology’s comprehensive analysis will include a detailed legal documentation review, field surveys, fiber plant and wireless inspections, and high-level market research.
Upon completing its study, eX² Technology will provide a consolidated report detailing its recommended approach for enhancing E-470’s current infrastructure and commercializing the asset.
“E-470 prides itself on innovation and tolling excellence,” said Sandra Bish, director of information technology, E-470 Public Highway Authority. “By commercializing untapped communications capacity, the Authority will gain an additional funding source that can be used to further develop technological advancements on the toll road and possibly serve as the catalyst to bring broadband to underserved surrounding communities. This is a very innovative solution to long-term funding issues.”
“Before beginning any network asset commercialization program, it is imperative to fully understand the value and condition of your infrastructure assets,” said Misty Stine, executive vice president, eX² Technology. “We value the opportunity to work with E-470, helping them find unique ways to leverage their rights of way and communications assets to the benefit of the carrier market and community alike.”
The project’s expected completion date is Q1 2018.
About E-470 Public Highway Authority
The E-470 Public Highway Authority is a political subdivision of the State of Colorado. The Board of Directors consists of eight voting member jurisdictions: Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties and the municipalities of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Thornton and Parker. Affiliate, non-voting members: Cities of Arvada, Greeley and Lone Tree, City and County of Broomfield and Weld County.
Ex-officio members: Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD).
E-470 is a toll highway that runs along the eastern perimeter of the Denver metropolitan area. The 47-mile beltway extends from State Highway C-470 at I-25 in Douglas County south of Denver, runs east and then north through Aurora, passes along the western edge of the Denver International Airport, and turns back towards the west, terminating at I-25 on the north end of the metropolitan area just south of 160th Avenue.