COLORADO SPRINGS JOINS SMART GIGABIT NETWORK
The city of Colorado Springs, Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Catalyst Campus are joining the Smart Gigabit Communities network to begin developing new ways to use ultra-fast internet connections for business, education and health.
The program is led by nonprofit US Ignite, which is chaired by Colorado Spring tech executive Susan Spradley. Other members include Albuquerque; Austin, Texas; San Diego; and Washington, D.C.
“We see it as a way to improve delivery of public services through devices like body-worn cameras for police, smart traffic signals and electric vehicle charging stations. We want to use it for internal operations but the network also will attract private-sector companies to the area,” said Ryan Trujillo, the city’s sustainability and support services manager.
Colorado Springs expects to be part of the program by year end.