Technology

TECHNOLOGY:

A 52-mile broadband fiber-optic network is in place. Aurora needs to regain its competitive technology edge to benefit its citizens and businesses. With an enhanced business community and the ability to attract additional companies, the end result will be more revenue to fund needed services and programs.

The Solution:

  • Work with the City’s economic development arm, Invest Aurora, to launch an aggressive internal/external marketing/public relations plan to existing and potential new businesses on the benefits of our fiber-optic network.
  • Increase efforts to encourage businesses located in Aurora’s business parks to connect to the fiber-optic network especially companies looking to expand their operations.
  • Ensure that all educational institutions have the opportunity to connect to the fiber-optic network in order to provide students with top quality internet access.
  • The City of Aurora must develop a plan to monetize its 52-mile broadband fiber-optic network to realize a return on its investment in order to fund needed services and programs throughout the city.