On November 2, 2017 we were invited by AER Wireless to demonstrate MagiNet™ in Fauquier County. This area is in Northern Virginia, USA, and is actually a part of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. The population is one of the fastest growing and highest income areas of the United States.
Paradoxically, Fauquier County is also an area that has surprisingly poor internet service, with many homes having very slow, or non-existent coverage. While many well-known politicians reside here, the terrain and spacing of the homes and trees and roads has made it very costly for traditional telecommunications providers to efficiently reach the area, and the residents have become quite frustrated with the situation.
Enter Keith Walker, and his firm, AER Wireless. After learning about Mage, and the situation in Fauquier County, Keith realized there was an opportunity to work with this county to provide a proposal. Mage’s CEO, Dr. Sisso El-Hamamsy, was pleased to be invited to present and demonstrate MagiNet™’s ability to overcome the obstacles faced by traditional technology.
Participants were able to see a full demonstration of how MagiNet™ works. In attendance were representatives from Fauquier County, several African and Caribbean countries, and partner companies such as Infosys, Cogent, Express Technologies and others. Sisso designed a beautiful network layout which went from the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce offices across a park, up a hill (with a beautiful, Tiger Woodsian data-shot between trees) and then all the way to the downtown core of Warrenton. While we ran into a hiccup when we discovered that our access to the Internet at the Chamber of Commerce had extra layers of security (i.e. when all our users were streaming video, the router at the Chamber set off a security flag and shut itself down), we were nonetheless able to overcome this and get the MagiNodes™ working very well, and providing beautiful network connectivity.
AER Wireless is very busy following through with resulting quotations and proposals. We are very excited about the opportunities these new relationships will bring!