In the News: Greensboro Is a Smart Gigabit Community

Greensboro Is a Smart Gigabit Community

People can be smart—and so can technology. It turns out, communities can be intelligent too. With resources from US Ignite and Segra, our whole town is about to get a bit of a brainy boost. Greensboro is a Smart Gigabit Community now. Wondering what that is and what it means for our wonderful city? We’re here to explain all the details!

What is a Smart Gigabit Community?

A Smart Gigabit Community is a place with strong broadband, courtesy of a nonprofit collaboration between US Ignite and Segra. This network powers an impressive multi-sector plan to improve towns located all over the country. It also seeks to make them more sustainable, so they can get the most out of their resources and ease the strain on our planet.

What are the draws of a Smart Gigabit Community?

Greensboro is a Smart Gigabit Community—and this status comes with plenty of great draws. Some of the positive results of this change include:

  • Shining a spotlight on the towns it helps, which drives tourism;
  • Fueling the local economy through multiple routes;
  • Receiving access to grants and funds designed to improve local living;
  • Improving environmental sustainability;
  • And more.

What sectors benefit from being a part of a Smart Gigabit Community?

Sectors from all over town will start to see results, now that our town is a part of a Smart Gigabit Community. Residents can look forward to improvements in:

  • Healthcare;
  • The environment;
  • Tourism;
  • The local workforce
  • Digital media;
  • Public health and safety;
  • Local government;
  • Education;
  • And more.


Our town isn’t just filled with brilliant people—Greensboro is a Smart Gigabit Community too. We can’t wait to see how much the city will grow and change with this cool new development.

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