Officials Break Ground On First ‘Fiber Meet Point’

Friday’s REDI Net ‘meet point site’ ceremony on N.M. 4 near Bonnie View, from left, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Chief Information Officer Laura Gonzales, REDI Net General Manager Duncan Sill, LABi President Andy Andrews, Councilor David Izraelevitz, Councilor Rick Reiss, Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher, Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, Councilor Fran Berting, Attack Research CFO Tadeusz Raven, LABi Vice President Ralph Chapman and Attack Research  staff member Mark Lorinc, partner David Sayre and CEO Anthony Clark. Attack Research is a computer security business on Bonnie View that has been a proponent of bringing broadband to the White Rock and Los Alamos communities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Map with a red line showing the meet point path. Friday’s dirt turning ceremony occurred at 118 Bonnie View. Courtesy/LAC

Staff Report:

County and business officials broke ground Friday afternoon on the first REDI Net ‘fiber meet point’ at 118 Bonnie View near N.M. 4 in White Rock.

County Administrator Harry Burgess explained that this is the first of a proposed eight ‘fiber meet point’ sites to be installed in business districts around Los Alamos and White Rock. The County Council approved a $250,000 general services contract with REDI Net to provide research, design, engineering and construction services for the fiber meet points.

Councilor Rick Reiss said at the time that this is an opportunity to spend County funds on infrastructure that is very important to the business community.

Burgess and several County Councilors joined REDI Net General Manager Duncan Sill, County Chief Information Officer Laura Gonzales, Attack Research and LABi officials Friday to mark the start of construction on the project with a ceremonial “turn of the dirt.”

Heading for Friday’s ground breaking ceremony from left, Attack Research partner David Sayre, staff member Mark Lorenc, County Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher, Attack Research CFO Tadeusz Raven and CEO Anthony Clark. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from Friday’s ceremony at which officials prepare to ‘turn the dirt.’ Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilors Fran Berting, left, and Rick Reiss chat with County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger, right,  following the ground breaking event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Chief Information Officer Laura Gonzales, left, and County Councilor David Izraelevitz, right, speak after the ground breaking ceremony Friday with, from left, Attack Research partner David Sayre, staff member Mark Lorinc, REDI Net General Manager Duncan Sill, Attack Research CEO Anthony Clark and CFO Tadeusz Raven. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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