The City of Atlanta is building a wireless network capable of supporting the next generation of wireless technology, according to Mobilitie. The company awarded the city with its “Connected City Award” due to several improvements it has made to its citywide wireless network.
According to a Mobilitie press release, the award recognizes cities that “demonstrate remarkable leadership in bringing 21st-century wireless connectivity across their neighborhoods, educational systems and business, helping bridge the digital divide.”
Atlanta has installed dozens of small cell devices across the city, making use of existing infrastructure like light poles and streetlights, in less than nine months. Working with Mobilitie, the city invested millions of dollars to improve its network, upping speeds by nearly 20 percent across the city.
“Atlanta has long understood the importance of having world-class communications infrastructure in place as a way to attract businesses and improve quality of life,” Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said in the press release. “We’ve encouraged it and made it a priority—and it is a primary reason we’ve been successful in growing and adding higher-paying, 21st-century jobs that appeal to, help retain and attract top talent.”
May 15, 2017