11AM PT, 2PM ET
When the city of Ocala, Fla., took the unusual step of turning its electric utility’s fiber-optic network into a municipal broadband service, city leaders had no idea how vital those high-speed Internet connections would become during a pandemic.
Join Government Technology and leaders from Ocala on June 30th to hear how the city’s municipal broadband network delivered more than enough bandwidth to support telemedicine, distance learning, and remote work when COVID-19 hit, helping the city keep its citizens safe, healthy and informed.
You’ll hear how the city:
- Built a successful Internet service provider business that is profitable and sustainable
- Uses the network to connect municipal organizations, deliver smart city services and help the county’s rural schools with distance learning
- Overcame competition from large telecommunications and cable companies