Why Municipalities Consider Faster Internet Access

An Ethernet-based Internet connection can provide municipalities with the bandwidth necessary to support employees and resident-facing initiatives. But, just how fast a connection your municipality needs will depend on your specific requirements.

As you assess your requirements, here’s a list of reasons why municipalities consider  faster Ethernet connections:

  • Support existing online services for employees and the public
  • Ensure that bandwidth is available – without bottlenecks – to support the rollout of new services to employees and the public
  • Provide faster access to support a wide variety of online and cloud-based applications
  • Improve productivity through faster completion of projects when the speed of the Internet connection determines how quickly online tasks are completed
  • Allow faster processing of ever-increasing email accounts
  • Leverage high-bandwidth applications, such as video and/or audio streaming
  • Run updated antivirus software and install security updates in a timely manner
  • Improve collaboration of municipal employees through faster file sharing
  • Enhance mobility and “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) initiatives
  • Enable efficient remote user access

So many functions of a municipal operation depend on Internet access. Without fast Internet connections, you’re placing your employees and constituents at a distinct disadvantage.

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Vice President Karen Romano is Vice President, Government and Education at FairPoint Communications, a leading provider of advanced communications technology in northern New England and 14 other states across the U.S.