PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Council is moving forward with a plan to make Portsmouth a smart city.
The city says a fiber design master plan was implemented earlier in the year, calling for a community broadband network.
The project would encompass 55 miles of state-of-the-art fiber optics. City leaders are working with two firms to create a Citizen Connectivity Study, which would focus on using Portsmouth’s planned network for multiple uses:
- As a platform for digital inclusion initiatives
- A driver for economic development
- For support of efficient municipal operations
- To increase the area’s quality of life