Regional Fiber at MISAC Annual Conference
Where: San Diego, CA
The Benefits of Regional Fiber: Connecting Cities Together, Today
In collaboration with representatives from the Cities of Redwood City and South San Francisco, as well as County of San Mateo, Eaton & Associates presented at the 15th Annual MISAC 15th in San Diego, California. The presentation focused on the benefits of building a regional dark fiber network to facilitate collaboration and included technical highlights demonstrating reliability and data integrity. Eaton & Associates, the County of San Mateo and several of the cities in San Mateo County are currently implementing a regional fiber network which could be the new standard in communication between communities.
Smart Cities & the Regional Fiber Connecting the SF Bay Area
Not so long ago our cities were separated by simple lines on a map, an actual border parting towns and municipalities where each sought to run independently… Population growth, urbanization, and incredible advancements in technology have blurred those lines and the coordination between regional local entities is more important now than ever before. Regional Fiber could be the bridge that connects our communities together.
The exciting news is that the initial infrastructure is in place starting within San Mateo County with the potential of connecting the all the Cities and Counties around the Bay. Building this 21st Century infrastructure will connect key locations with high-speed fiber (City Halls, Fire Stations, Police Stations, etc.), enhance collaboration with organizations like hospitals, libraries, and public safety, and enable municipalities to leverage high speed fiber for economic development, infrastructure enhancement, disaster recovery and serve the public good.
Connecting cities and municipalities with regional fiber is an investment in infrastructure and a technology that differentiates communities by attracting and retaining commerce. The terms “Internet of Things” and “Smart Cities” have emerged as simple ways to explain that connectivity is becoming a requirement rather than optional. The technology now exists to connect our cities together on a regional scale.
Interested in Participating?
This is a regional collaboration among communities, governments, and businesses across the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s exciting to note that concept is well on its way to becoming a reality in the heart of Silicon Valley with plans on expanding out towards circling the Bay.
If you’re interested in joining the collaboration to expand regional fiber in your community we want to speak with you. Send us an email to Hello@eatonassoc.com with the subject line “Regional Fiber” or call our San Francisco Bay Area IT office a 415-282-1188.
Eaton & Associates is a proud MISAC Gold Strategic Partner 2016
Eaton & Associates has been working for 25 years to provide Bay Area IT Services & Products to a wide range of clients, including Government, Enterprise, Small and Medium Business and Non-Profit Organizations. Services include: Managed IT Services, Professional IT Services, IT Project Management & IT Consulting. Eaton & Associates is a strategic partner with most technology vendors such as HP Enterprise & Aruba Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Nutanix, Nimble Storage, Cisco, Rubrik, Dropbox for Business, Dell, VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, Apple, and many more top technology vendors. Eaton & Associates has offices in San Francisco and Burlingame, California.
MISAC, The Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) is comprised of public agency information technology professionals working throughout California. MISAC promotes the understanding and strategic use of information technology within local government agencies through sharing of best practices.