As more and more fiber optic infrastructure is deployed, access to high-speed broadband internet is central to employment, education, and entertainment. Forward-thinking community leaders are providing seamless internet access with infrastructure to support the inevitable exponential growth in data for residents who want to live connected lives. Builders who incorporate this trend for digital automation significantly impact positive economic growth.
Olaf Storaasli, Dura-Line’s Business Development Manager, discusses “Communications Infrastructure for the 21st Century – Is it just taken for granted?" presented to 600+ attendees during the BICSI Winter 2021 Event. View the webinar video to gain additional insights on Dura-Line's future-proof approach to overcoming the challenges of the digital divide.
Solving Community Problems
Municipal governments are making data-driven decisions, working more efficiently, offering more services, and saving taxpayers money. By deploying smart cameras, smart monitors, and other smart devices in the community, city officials are able to increase citizen engagement and resident satisfaction. The defining first step into the world of Smart Cities might originate when the mayor learns of the sustainability of smart lighting, or the public works department is keen on advanced parking meters, or the city manager is strategically creating a welcoming environment for entrepreneurship to recruit and retain jobs. Each Smart City is solving community problems with technology and data.
Becoming a Smart City also means supporting Smart Neighborhoods. High-speed internet access is the fourth basic utility, beyond water, gas, and electricity. Emerging technologies allow for comprehensive interactive personal home security systems, refrigerators that automatically make a grocery list, and live face-to-face medical consultations with a doctor from the comfort of your own home. Everyday items and tasks are evolving into high tech versions where daily chores are carried out via broadband.
Residents live a connected life in a Smart City. They are always informed and able to communicate, whether they are at work, home, or play. Providing seamless access to Wi-Fi requires infrastructure to support the exponential growth in data.