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National Infrastructure Crisis: Improving Distribution Metrics

Not understanding the need for a newer, more economically sound, eco-friendly, and secure utilities infrastructure can be a (socio-economic disaster in the making), if top leaders of U.S. industry and government do not seek a solution to our historically aged telecommunications, power, and water delivery systems. The legacy systems in place are expensive, un-reliable, publically unsafe, and vulnerable to sabotage on both a large and small scale.


“Networked Infrastructure National Architecture Pty Ltd (NINA) has developed a new physical (operating system) for the efficient distribution of networked utilities and services globally. It is universal in its application to urban, rural and regional population centers including remote and very isolated communities.” (See: Pathways to the Future - Foundations for Life N.I.N.a Information Briefing)

The NINA Access Pathway is a low cost, flexible, easily deployed lidded modular pathway, curb, gutter and utility ducting system, which addresses the failure of legacy distribution systems (power poles, trenched and buried cables and pits) to deliver economies of scale and scope.

Inventor: NINA Access Pathway: Curb Deployment

Inventor and Founder Guy Dixon from Australia presented his infrastructure improvement proposal to various Australian government entities including the Parliamentary House of Representatives. He past stints includes former head of ICT Research at Sydney Business Research, Telecommunications Analyst at CCZ Statton Equities, and Associate Director Credit Suisse, First Boston.

Being the first in-depth review in infrastructure distribution in the last century, NINA is a multi-utility pathway which offers substantial efficiencies and safe-guards to the utility distribution process.


• Provides multi-level utility pathways for utility infrastructure via home garages and curb-side ducting for telecommunications, electric utilities, and water distribution

• Promotes competition between key economic providers of services

• A micro-economic reform placing downward pressure on utility service prices and inflation

• Acts as a primary water isolation and management system

• Enables the deployment of alternate power solutions such as 480V for electric car charging stations in home garages and curb-side

• Designed for manufacture in pre-cast reinforced modules realizing rapid deployment with minimal disruption to communities

• Long economic life of 100+ years

• Designed to be deployed in existing residential communities and new ones as well, thereby delivering core improvements in urban areas, not just new areas.

• Greatly lowers the marginal costs of new deployment of new services

• Enables multiple utilities services to be deployed economically while isolating rainwater from contamination

• Decreases injuries from accidents due to existing utility poles

• Increases urban amenity by increasing foot paths, allowing for more pedestrian mobility while increasing visual and noise pollution

Future Infrastructure Needs

The nerve center for any 21st Century economy is its telecommunications infrastructure which controls the utility based products which perform all vital functions for industry and government to operate at maximum output to deliver public goods and services. Our Broadband, Cable, Wireless, and Telecom infrastructures have long delivered their products on aerial and underground structures, not taking into account the ramifications of an aged and vulnerable system and the inefficiencies associated with the lack of planning and improvement for future needs.

NINA is a patent pending distribution system which is not only applicable to Australia but any country willing to undertake improvements for aging utility infrastructures which dominate landscapes worldwide. Both private and public leaders in the United States should undertake a fact-finding inquiry of this system to determine if it is an applicable solution to our aging utility distribution needs.

By Leonard Grace, Founder & Editor - Broadband Convergent

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