Smart Communities Polk Team

The traditional work of the Smart  Communities Team has been to educate and build community consensus around the vital importance of a robust broadband network in Polk County.

2017-2018 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A partnership between the City of Lakeland and the Polk County  Public School District to connect more than 40 schools in the  Lakeland area to high-speed fiber with 1 Gig service.
  • The City of Haines City is working with the Polk County Public  School District to provide 1 Gig service to their schools.
  • Unprecedented collaboration and coordination with Florida  Department of Transportation  District One with respect to dig once policy and fiber installation along State roadways.
  • Resolutions adopted by the county and 6 municipalities supporting the broadband and smart technology efforts of the  Smart Communities LEAD team.
  • Supported the commission of a  Smart Communities assessment  of the City of Winter Haven  conducted by students from  Florida Polytechnic University







Click Image to View The Smart Communities 2016 Brochure 

Click on image to view the Polk County Broadband Plan 




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