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BendTel Introduces Smart City Initiative

As a growing economy & desirable visitor destination, Bend Oregon faces the challenge of managing growth sustainably so it continues to be the special & dynamic community that it is today. Being a local company, BendTel believes businesses in the tech sector can play a role in helping enhance Bend’s livability.

PLANNED PROJECTS

Planning is currently underway for an outdoor community Wi-Fi umbrella to be constructed on top of our fiber infrastructure in Downtown Bend. Visitors will enjoy free basic Wi-Fi, while commercial access will be available for businesses & organizations with demanding applications. Downtown Bend is an ideal area to demonstrate Smart City technology as it is a dense business neighborhood & a hub for visitors, locals, & events.

WHAT IS A SMART CITY?

The Smart City enhances interactions between residents, businesses, government, visitors, & the city’s infrastructure using technology as the interface. The goal is to make Bend more livable, economically efficient, and sustainable through the deployment of network enabled technologies.

CASE STUDY: VAIL, CO

One of the earliest Smart Cities, Vail’s ultra-fast community Wi-Fi hosts thousands of daily users, in addition to helping it compete as a major event venue. Vail’s Smart City infrastructure is also used for traffic & parking management, emergency response, streaming event video, and marketing to visitors.

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