Atlanta one step closer to a 'Smart City' with new BeltLine infrastructure
An advanced multi-duct fiber optic communications network built by eX2 Technology has been deployed in the Atlanta BeltLine as part of its comprehensive infrastructure revitalization effort.
The underground communications infrastructure paves the foundation for a technology-driven corridor that connects Atlanta with limitless growth opportunities.
“This is a major milestone that assists in the transformation of a smart city corridor, stimulating and promoting the growth of Atlanta communities, e-learning and remote working capabilities and, ultimately, in reducing the digital divide,” said the CEO and president of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., Clyde Higgs.
The completion of the fiber optic communications grid would maintain Atlanta's status as one of the most competitive business destinations in the world, as part of the city's wider initiatives to advance Smart Cities policies.
Furthermore, the new network will help the city to achieve to its revitalization goals by providing vital access for households, businesses, roadways, schools, healthcare services, light poles, traffic signals, public safety systems, and more.
Jay Jorgensen, eX2 Technology's COO, said: “We are pleased to complete the installation of the duct and fiber system along the Atlanta BeltLine. The partnership with the ABI has been a catalyst for network development and has drawn attention from innovative local, national and international companies seeking to expand their services within the greater Atlanta region."
“This initiative is part of the city’s larger efforts to advance Smart Cities initiatives and maintain its ranking as one of the country’s most competitive business destinations,” added Chief Information Officer for the City of Atlanta Tye Hayes.
Atlanta BeltLine will continue to work together with eX2 Technology on developing wireless solutions and launching a commercialization program to lease excess wireless capacity along the corridor.