As we've seen again and again over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, communities know how to think outside the box when it comes to protecting their citizens. In this month's edition of SafeGov, we're featuring yet another innovative solution from the City of Elgin, Illinois. Using easy-to-navigate interactive maps created with ArcGIS, Elgin is keeping citizens informed about local case loads and critical services, all with just a few clicks.
We're also highlighting this month the ongoing push to close the nation's digital divide. Approximately 700 companies from Verizon to small fiber builders signed onto the federal Keep Americans Connected Pledge, but more permanent solutions will be needed. Michael Kirby offers 5 key takeaways from a Congressional working group helping to address this FCC goal to deploy universal broadband in all communities.
Airwall offers cellular for backup and purpose-built security for critical infrastructure. "We chose Tempered's solution because it has security built in; that was a win-win," said Eli Daniel, City of Meridian, ID.
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