Big Data, Smart City Technologies and Municipal Broadband

Smart City Technologies


Big Data, the Cloud, smartphones, the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet - it's all part of an unprecedented era of digital data expansion that is providing opportunities for Smart City technologies - broadband and sensor-based applications that are changing a municipality's approach to everything from public safety and traffic congestion to environmental monitoring and resiliency. 


Small Town and Rural Municipal Broadband Projects


Yet not all of America has the infrastructure to take advantage of these new smart city technologies. Many small towns and rural communities remain frustrated with a growing digital divide caused in part because of the lack of broadband speed and reliability.


That's why more and more local municipalities around the country are taking matters into their own hands and creating a municipal fiber-to-the premises (FTTP) infrastructure of their own through municipal broadband projects. It's a powerful and flexible option, but municipal broadband projects can be complicated, and aren't for every community. There have been costly failures as well as encouraging successes. 

DNA Data Solutions can help your municipal and local business leaders with important  broadband education and strategic planning assistance - before you make that important go/no-go decision on a technology solution or municipal broadband program. This simple but effective early planning can go a long way toward overcoming political hurdles, gaining consensus among community leaders, and selecting the best way forward for your community.