As it builds a downtown fiber network, Cincinnati is laying the foundation for improved traffic management and other smart city initiatives, as well as offering the kind of communications infrastructure necessary to further grow the region’s economic development efforts.
“I think it will make our downtown footprint that much more attractive to existing businesses, and people who want to live downtown, as well as businesses that are not currently located in Cincinnati that may say, ‘you know, because you’ve got the power there, and you’ve got the fiber, it would be advantageous for us to look at Cincinnati,’” said Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black.
The city is installing 20,000 feet of fiber-optic cable around the central business district, while also bisecting the area with another line of cable. The nearly $9 million project is structured as four separate conduits with two of those being dedicated to municipal needs and the other two available to the private sector.
“So with the other two, we’re going to build it and look for ways to monetize them,” Black explained.
CINCINNATI – The City of Cincinnati has adopted the 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan (GCP) to make Cincinnati more sustainable, equitable, and resilient. The 2018 GCP marks the third update to the plan, which has helped establish Cincinnati as a national leader in sustainability and an attractive destination for businesses and individuals.
DriveOhio, the state's clearinghouse for autonomous vehicle testing and smart technology, plans to include Interstates I-75 between Cincinnati and Dayton and parts of I-275. It's also helping to further Cincinnati's effort to build a test track for driverless shuttles.
Gov. John Kasich is opening all of Ohio’s public roads to smart vehicle testing and the University of Cincinnati is positioned to play a leading role
In April, regional leaders from across Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana met to discuss better collaborating around shared goals as it relates to making Cincinnati a smart city, and OKI a smart region. The meeting happened immediately ahead of the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit and Community Day Forum.
Community and neighborhood development groups explored existing programs and efforts that are working to connect Cincinnati residents to digital access and transportation/transit options that are inclusive, equitable, and very much needed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday morning that will allow companies to test autonomous vehicles on all public roads in Ohio. Just last week, leaders from Drive Ohio came to Cincinnati to discuss the future of mobility, and the role Ohioans will play.
At the second annual Smart Cincy Summit, local, state, and national leaders convened for a dynamic day of programming, including featured speakers, panel discussions, smart planning workshops and more. Videos from the entire day are now available - watch here.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit 68 speakers and presenters across sectors and agencies shined a bright light on their success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to accelerate the development of smart city efforts across Cincinnati and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region.
Smart Cincy is excited to announce that Zack Huhn, Thea Walsh and Robyn Bancroft will be joining us at the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit! Representing leadership from Smart Cincy and beyond, the group will work with local and regional leaders on laying out plans and frameworks for smart growth.
Powernet has been a partner of the Smart Cincy effort since the very beginning and we are excited to welcome them as a partner and sponsor for the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit!