Start-Up Plan - Phases
The start-up period targeted by RollaNet is roughly 2 years in length,
ending December 1996. By that time, RollaNet will either be a viable
community service provider or will be dissolved.
The start-up period has been roughly defined to consist of 3 phases: Phase
0 - the Pilot Phase; Phase 1 - the Initiation Phase; Phase 2 - Expansion
Phase. By the end of Phase 2, RollaNet should be a sustainable
Planning for each phase is stated in further detail for the following
Planning --------- Services
Phase 0 - Pilot Phase
Approximately 3-6 months duration.
No general user access. Intense testing and development of pilot
applications will occur during this phase. No-cost/low-cost options are
sought for use during this phase. Goal of phase is to determine system
requirement projections, and produce a demonstration service to use in
obtaining community support. User agreements and guidelines established.
Phase 1 - Initiation Phase Approximately 3-6 months duration.
Bring on charter members and some general users. Begin
training and education services. Control growth. Concentrate on building
quality online information and services. Obtain funding sufficient to
meet demand for Phase 2 and beyond.
Phase 2 - Expansion Phase
Approximately 12-18 months duration.
Expand user base, information base and access capacity. Locate public
access stations in public facilities.