City WIFI

Development of a city-based WIFI that covers a TBD range. By providing citizens with Internet access, we can accomplish a few different goals focused around the ability to disseminate information. Much of the student population does not have internet access and this could have a significant impact in the ability of the city/county to reach citizens with information and resources not currently available. Having a city-based WIFI could also be an attractive amenity for someone looking to locate to Bay County/Panama City. It could be focused on areas of need or done through a whole-area approach. This could also be utilized as “internet hubs” in order to have emergency internet locations in case of an outage, like those experienced during hurricane Michael. Having locations with fiber connections, generators, and long-range access points would give a number of locations that would be ready in case of emergency.