Smart Communities Brochure - Page 4

VISION All of Polk County will have the fastest, most affordable, and most accessible internet services possible by 2030. TEAM MISSION To facilitate increased opportunity, innovation, and efficiency by ensuring that every individual, corporation, non-profit, visitor, government entity, and community partner in Polk County has access to affordable highspeed internet services. ABOUT THE TEAM A Broadband Advisory Team, convened by Polk Vision and the Central Florida Regional Planning Council, produced a comprehensive Broadband Plan in 2013 that identified current areas of need and projected areas of broadband demand up to the year 2020. The Broadband Team, recently renamed Smart Communities, works to educate and build consensus around the vital importance of a robust broadband network to support Polk County’s economic growth and community prosperity. Smart Communities Broadband Summit, February 2016 YOU CAN HELP CREATE A SMART COMMUNITY! • Join the Smart Communities Polk Team • Call your local service provider. • Inform your local government. JOIN OUR SMART COMMUNITIES TEAM MEMBERS Central Florida Regional Planning Council City of Auburndale City of Bartow City of Haines City City of Lakeland City of Winter Haven DSM Technology Consultants Frontier Communications Inland Fiber & Data Lakeland Regional Health NAP of Central Florida Polk County Public Schools Polk County Board of County Commissioners Polk County Library Cooperative Polk County Sheriff’s Office Polk County Tax Collector’s Office Polk State College Polytechnic University | (863) 940-2888 Warner University Watch the Smart Communities Summit and view the full Smart Communities Plan online at