Wi-Fi Boosts Tourism and Commerce from City Center to Agriculture Expo
Wine connoisseurs, cheese lovers, flower enthusiasts, antique hunters, and history buffs all flock to Thomasville, Georgia. In Thomasville, there are showy treasures, like colorful Victorian homes and a fragrant five-acre rose garden. And there are hidden treasures, like the whimsical Lost Quail scavenger hunt.
City administrators are committed to making Thomasville a great place to visit and live. Especially with technology investments.
Over twenty years ago, the city had the foresight to build a fiber optic network to serve schools, libraries, local businesses and hospitals. Today, Community Network Services (CNS) reaches the whole city with high-speed Internet, television and telecommunications services.
More recently, Thomasville decided it needed a serious Wi-Fi overhaul. “Indoors or outdoors, the existing Cisco Wi-Fi was slow and unreliable,” says Clint Wilkerson, information technology director at city of Thomasville.