Aurora's PoE technology bringing wireless to Philadelphia event

Aug. 17, 2005 - As part of West Philadelphia Unity Day, Aurora's Power over Ethernet Gateway will help expose urban families to wireless's many applications.

Aurora Networks ( will provide Power over Ethernet-based technology to create a wireless network at the West Philadelphia Unity Day 2005. The event will be held on September 25 at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Local cable provider Urban Cable will implement Aurora's Power over Ethernet Gateway, a DOCSIS standard-based solution, to provide free 802.11-based wireless Internet access throughout the park. The initiative is being called the Unity I-Link Project. Event organizers currently are seeking consumer-product manufacturers and retailers to demonstrate the diverse applications of wireless technology to the urban audience.

Aurora says that cable operators around the country use its Power over Ethernet Gateway to cost-effectively backhaul wireless access points and deploy wireless services to residential and commercial customers.

"Aurora Networks is pleased to support the Unity I-Link project, which will enable West Philadelphia residents to experience the wireless revolution and its far-reaching impact within their community," added John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing for Aurora.

"The Unity I-Link Project will help bridge the digital divide in urban communities throughout Philadelphia by raising awareness of the unique applications of wireless technologies in homes and businesses," shared Nathaniel Thompson, president and CEO of Forge Solutions and also organizer of Unity Day.

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