eX² Technology, LLC has just announced the completion of the advanced communications network that transforms 15.8 miles of the Atlanta BeltLine into a smart city corridor! eX² Technology and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), the entity overseeing the planning and execution of the Atlanta BeltLine vision, entered into a public-private partnership (P3) to design and deploy the communications network consisting of a multi-duct and fiber optic network system.
As the Atlanta BeltLine redefines downtown Atlanta and the 45 in-town neighborhoods that surround the trail system, the underground communications infrastructure creates the foundation for a technology-driven corridor that connects Atlanta with endless advancement opportunities. Homes, businesses, roadways, schools, healthcare facilities, light poles, traffic signals, public safety infrastructure, and more, will receive the critical connectivity they require!
“This is a major milestone that assists in the transformation of a smart city corridor, stimulating and promoting the growth of Atlanta communities, e-learning and remote working capabilities and, ultimately, in reducing the digital divide,” said Clyde Higgs, President and CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
“We are pleased to complete the installation of the duct and fiber system along the Atlanta BeltLine,” said Jay Jorgensen, Chief Operating Officer, eX² Technology. “The partnership with the ABI has been a catalyst for network development and has drawn attention from innovative local, national and international companies seeking to expand their services within the greater Atlanta region.”
ABI will continue working with eX² Technology on next steps, to include developing wireless solutions along the corridor and launching a commercialization program to lease excess duct, dark fiber and wireless capacity along the Atlanta BeltLine.
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