Menifee Partners with Magellan Advisors to Launch Smart City and Broadband Master Plan
MENIFEE, CA – To further the City of Menifee’s “Smart Cities” initiative, the City has partnered with Magellan Advisors to develop a Smart City and Broadband Master Plan identifying existing city and privately-owned broadband assets and determine opportunities for the expansion of the existing network and support of smart city development.
Magellan Advisors’ gap analysis and master plan will lay out the strategies for Menifee to develop its municipal and community smart city and broadband initiatives, including funding strategies, policies, and a comprehensive vision.
“This master plan will be our roadmap for addressing digital equity across the city, identifying opportunities to provide and encourage the use of broadband technology and infrastructure here in Menifee,” said Ron Puccinelli, City of Menifee Chief Information Officer. “Ensuring we have these assets in our community will help attract businesses and create jobs, enhance education and healthcare services, support Smart City services, and improve the overall quality of life in Menifee.”
Implementation of an improved broadband network will help achieve Menifee’s vision of providing its residents and businesses with futureproof internet that will continue to support its rapid growth. Embarking on development of the Smart City and Broadband Master Plan represents the latest step in realizing the Menifee City Council’s Strategic Vision to become an official Smart City.
“Menifee is one of the fastest growing cities in California and planning for their technology needs now offers a significant advantage,” said John Honker, Magellan Advisors President & CEO. “By conducting a thorough inventory of the city’s broadband infrastructure, we can identify how best to work with Menifee and meet their technology needs for the future.”
The Smart City and Broadband Master Plan is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022.
ABOUT MENIFEE: Situated in the heart of southern Riverside County along Interstate 215, Menifee is a vibrant, new city of more than 100,000 residents who enjoy a pleasant year-round climate, abundant recreational offerings, reasonably priced housing, and convenient proximity to some of Southern California’s premiere attractions and employment centers. Within its 50 square miles, Menifee’s business, retail, and entertainment outlets are starting to shape the community’s character and this growing economic base is also contributing favorably to the city’s strong financial position. Menifee’s growing family-oriented population values the city’s ongoing commitment to public safety, community events, and smart growth for the future. All of these elements are working together to support the city’s strategic vision to make Menifee one of the state’s most promising new cities.
ABOUT MAGELLAN: Magellan Advisors provides planning, engineering, grant development, implementation and management of the fastest, most technologically advanced fiber and broadband networks. Our mission is to connect every community, one at a time, to the digital economy so that no one is left behind. Our goal is to find practical broadband and technology solutions that our clients can implement in their communities. Through Magellan’s services, more than $1 billion in new broadband investments has connected more than 1,000 schools, hospitals, libraries and governments and passed nearly 1 million homes with fiber-optic broadband. Learn more at www.magellan-advisors.com.
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