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Nov 14, 2023
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Unlock Powerful Opportunities for Your Communities With Sustainable, Safe Community-Wide Wi-Fi

Community Wi-Fi plays a crucial role in supporting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles by addressing key sustainability, inclusivity, and social impact factors. Here’s how Calix SmartTown™ community Wi-Fi supports ESG:

Environmental Impact

Calix SmartTown enables shared infrastructure by allowing you to leverage your residential and business GigaSpire® and GigaPro™ access points—reducing the need for a separate community network. This consolidation leads to energy savings and lower carbon emissions associated with network infrastructure. 

Digital Transformation

Community-wide Wi-Fi promotes the use of digital technologies, which reduces the need for physical resources such as paper and transportation. It also contributes to the shift toward a more sustainable, paperless society.

Social Inclusion

SmartTown bridges the digital divide, ensuring that underserved communities have access to online resources. This inclusion helps bridge socioeconomic gaps—providing equal opportunities for education, employment, and access to critical services.

Public Safety

SmartTown enables a safe and secure community-wide Wi-Fi network that supports first-responder services. Security cameras, sensors, and other internet of things (IoT) devices can improve public safety and increase community pride. With SmartTown, emergency services can act quickly even in the most remote locations. 

Community-wide Wi-Fi networks can serve as critical communication channels during emergencies or natural disasters, when traditional communication infrastructure may be disrupted. This resilience helps communities stay connected and informed during challenging times.

Economic Growth

Community-wide Wi-Fi boosts economic growth, creates jobs, and encourages innovation within the community.

Access to reliable community-wide Wi-Fi infrastructure can also attract investments, making a location more alluring for new business growth and even increasing property values. It enhances economic competitiveness, encouraging sustainable economic development and attracting investment opportunities.

Governance and Ethics

SmartTown prioritizes data privacy and implements robust security measures, ensuring that users’ personal information is protected. Compliance with privacy regulations and strong data security practices demonstrates a commitment to good governance and ethical business practices.

In summary, community-wide Wi-Fi supports ESG principles by minimizing environmental impact; promoting social inclusion, public safety, and economic growth; and ensuring good governance and privacy practices. Community Wi-Fi empowers individuals, reduces inequalities, and contributes to sustainable and resilient communities.

Read Wi-Fi Now for more information on reducing energy consumption and how BSPs can build a sustainable, high-performing network.

Director, Solutions Marketing Residential and Community WiFi, Calix

Candice Mayberry Storsveen is passionate about bridging the digital divide and delivering world-class connectivity to communities large and small. She brings more than 17 years of telecommunications experience to her role at Calix as the director of solutions marketing - residential and community wi-fi. Her expertise in strategic planning, data-analytics, and business development helps BSPs bring innovative broadband solutions to life.

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