Fall 2016

During the past 12 months GCET has evaluated multiple Wi-Fi equipment manufacturers to isolate the best wireless solution for our city. The Pilot Project, launched in October 2015, continued to operate (free of charge) while leading equipment manufacturers competed for our business. This Pilot Project has given us vital insight into the usage patterns of our residents and businesses as well as invaluable experience of working with leading edge technologies and world class suppliers of telecommunications service products and services. Since our official launch on July 1st we have focused our energies on staffing, final network engineering and product development. GCET now has 4 employees leading our technology, accounting and finance and business management initiatives and continues to recruit and interview additional needed personnel. Fully staffed, GCET will create 16-22 new positions within GCET alone. GCET purchased $7.4mm worth of networking and Wi-Fi technology in July and is in the process of building our technology hub from which all services will be delivered. In January, 2017 GCET will be fully funded and we will begin making significant investments in our city-wide fiber-optic infrastructure.