Organization Utilities Board City of Sylacauga
Communities Covered Sylacauga city, Portions of Talladega and Coosa Counties in central Alabama.
Goals of the Network

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Municipal and Utilities connectivity to brick and mortar assets in support of Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and business administration. Workforce reduction due to automation. Infrastructure in place for future technological advances.

Goals Achieved

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All goals were achieved. Workforce reduced by five percent within three years due to automation. Infrastructure facilitated a later investment and installation of a multi-utility Automated Metering Infrastructure, (AMI) system in 2012, again facilitating another reduction in workforce.

The Network's Impact
  • Increasing local government efficiency
Initial Investment Amount $750,000.00
Investment Covered We deployed the network in phases after paying for initial buildout
Source of Investment
  • Capital fund
Investment Repaid? We had/have no obligation to repay the initial investment (e.g. it was a grant)
Services offered
  • Retail sales of fiber to individuals, businesses, others
  • Retail sales of wireless services to individuals, businesses, others
  • Sell dark fiber services