The Automated Fiber-Planting Tractor that won Startup Space

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By Gluing Fiber to the Ground, Startup Thinks It Can Slash Broadband Installation Costs for Local Government

July 6, 2018 | By Ben Miller | GovTech.com

Whenever a city wants to install high-speed Internet – be it for economic development, cost-savings for emergency responders or local schools – it must first answer a question: low or high? If a city puts its fiber cables underground, it has to close down traffic, pay the cost of digging equipment and endure the risk of unexpected obstacles like a hidden sheet of rock. If it decides to string up the fiber along utility poles, it has a lot of legal maneuvering, negotiations and paperwork ahead of it to secure permission ­– before it signs on to pay a leasing fee that never goes away.

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D.C. Telecom Company Raising $3M to Bridge the Digital Divide

July 5, 2018 | By Sara Gilgore | Staff Reporter | Washington Business Journal

The minds behind D.C.-based Traxyl Inc. are working to expand high-speed internet access across the country — and, now, they’re seeking $3 million to advance their solution beyond initial testing. We last told you about the company in September, when co-founders Daniel Turner and Stephen Carter were piloting their FiberTrax technology after the startup was accepted to Georgetown’s Halcyon Incubator. They have since put their plans into motion to bridge the digital divide, and make television, internet and gaming available to people despite their location. It’s hot-button issue, as some regions in the U.S., namely rural areas, experience economic and social inequalities because they lack access to broadband services.

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Washington, DC-based MindShare Selects Daniel Turner of TRAXyL for its 2018 Membership Class

March 06, 2018 | Warrenton, VA

TRAXyL, an innovator in optical fiber broadband deployment, is proud to announce its inclusion in MindShare, an exclusive organization designed for CEOs of the most promising high-tech companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

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Tech Startup Building Broadband on Road Surfaces

July 11, 2017 | By Alexis Kramer | Bloomberg BNA | Technology, Telecom & Internet Blog

A new way to distribute optical fiber, the technology used to deliver high-speed internet service, may be coming to cities in Maryland and Virginia. Fiber-optic cables are usually buried underground in trenches or bundled on top of utility poles. Tech startup TRAXyL Inc. created a new method to install the technology: on the surface of roads.

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A Sticky Solution to Building Broadband Infrastructure?

April 12, 2017 | By James Ivancic | Fauquier Times

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Fiber glued into asphalt is being “road tested” in a manner of speaking to see if it stands up as a lower cost alternative to bringing broadband to homes and businesses. Traxyl, a company based in Warrenton, affixes the fiber to asphalt using a special resin the partners had a lab make for them. It’s cheaper than burying the fiber underground.


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