Mount Vernon Featured at Smart Cities Conference in Silicon Valley

Mount Vernon Mayor Jill Boudreau

Santa Clara, CA- The City of Mount Vernon was featured today at the Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley Conference in Santa Clara, California.

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In a May 7th, 2018  press memo from Peter Donovan, Project Development Manager for the Mount Vernon Mayor’s Office, Donovan writes “The conference brings together city professionals from across the country to share experiences and best practices for implementing smart city technology in their communities.”

Mayor Jill Boudreau was featured in the “Broadband 101” conference masterclass hosted by Next Century Cities. The masterclass offered insight for cities working to achieve the prerequisite building blocks for smart city technologies, including broadband internet and workable 5G policies.

“Broadband internet and next-generation wireless are the foundation for implementing smart city technologies in any community,” said Mayor Boudreau. “We were excited to share the success of Mount Vernon’s fiber optic network, and to discuss the importance maintaining local control of 5G small-cell implementation.”

Mount Vernon was pleased to join other city leaders to share best practices and lessons learned in bringing these key technologies to the community.

Mount Vernon has deployed a backbone Fiber Infrastructure, which has the capacity to provide the foundation for business and local economic growth. The Fiber Network will provide the foundation for broadband Internet access, VoIP, voice-on-demand (VOD), interactive video, medical imaging, Application Service Provider (ASP) services, Cloud computing and server farm growth. This Network’s advanced architecture will also enable these services to be offered at affordable prices, through the availability of flexible, low-cost managed bandwidth services.

Next Century Cities is a non-profit membership organization of over 180 communities, founded to support communities and their elected leaders, including mayors and other officials, as they seek to ensure that all have access to fast, affordable, and reliable internet access. Next Century Cities celebrates broadband successes in communities, demonstrates their value, and helps other cities to realize the full power of truly high-speed, affordable, and accessible broadband. For more information, visit www.nextcenturycities.org.




Press memo written and provided by Peter Donovan.

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