Community-wide managed Wi-Fi for subscribers, students, and organizations on the go
Go beyond the SmartHome to deliver your subscribers a SmartLife
Reimagine community Wi-Fi as a ubiquitous, secure, managed experience across your footprint by making your town a SmartTown.
The same great experience at home—now on-the-go
- Students and educators
With community wide Wi-Fi, your customers have access to your internet network even when they are away from home. Extend your brand and your service to your entire service area.
Take your Wi-Fi with you
As part of your subscribers' Wi-Fi service, they can now bring their connectivity with them—in town, at school or in the park, they are always connected.
No data? No worries
Enjoy video chat, streaming and Instagram Live without the constraint of cellular data caps. SmartTown™ brings unfettered internet without the dreaded throttling.
Security and control
The same Wi-Fi and content control subscribers have at home can follow them when they connect to the community network.
Put community-wide connectivity in the hands of students and educators – wherever their day takes them. Expand coverage by optionally joining the global eduroam Wi-Fi roaming alliance where available.
Safe and secure
Keeping kids safe online is critical. Integrate the latest network security and content filtering to provide a private, secure, and safe experience for students on-the-go.
Pre-authenticate with Passpoint
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint® is an industry-wide solution that streamlines Wi-Fi access and eliminates the need for users to find and authenticate a network each time they visit.
With eduroam, students stay connect beyond your footprint.
Keeping organizations connected beyond the front door and across your footprint sets your communities up for success. Enable first responders, plus municipal, private, and non-profit organizations to leverage Wi-Fi on-the-go across the city, within their housing associations, and everywhere people work, learn, and play.
On-the-go municipal staff
Empower first responders, city workers, and community staff with HD video conferencing, and high-speed access to online applications without consuming expensive 5G/LTE bandwidth and in areas where 5G/LTE is not available.
Create unique private Wi-Fi communities for organizations, housing associations, apartment buildings, mobile health clinics, and just about any group with long-term membership.
Evolving models for virtual learning
Enable BSPs to offer E-Rate services for eligible schools and libraries so they can obtain affordable internet access under the FCC E-Rate program.
Bring people together and foster a sense of community by providing community Wi-Fi downtown, at events, and in public spaces like community centers and libraries.
Boost economic development
Community Wi-Fi can help local businesses and entrepreneurs grow and thrive by giving them access to new customers and markets.
Bridge the Digital Divide
Enable people in your community to access information and educational tools, search job boards, and participate in online activities that they might not otherwise have access to.
Boost community pride
Show your community members that they are valued and cared for by providing them Internet access in public spaces.
Benefits and features
Launch SmartTown with confidence—help your community grow
Ubiquitous, secure, managed Wi-Fi experiences across a community… a “Smart Town”
Managed subscriber experience via Calix Cloud, integrated into OSS/BSS
Multiple domains (communities) to easily support subscribers, schools, municipalities, organizations, MDUs, and more
SmartTown technical details
Calix GigaSpire® BLAST and GigaPro™ Wi-Fi systems* can be activated to deploy a SmartTown network. Providers can supplement the existing base of residential systems (typically GigaSpire BLAST systems) by strategically adding outdoor access points in public gathering spots. The Calix GigaPro series is designed for outdoor use and able to extend Wi-Fi over longer distances, helping BSPs establish community-wide WiFi coverage.
Learn more about technical implmenation in this overview document.
News and insights
Succeeding where others haven't
Access to Wi-Fi hotspots is a driver of economic growth and a way for citizens to access a variety of public services.
Customer success stories
Related products and services
Additional capabilities for your success
The help and guidance you need to connect your community and protect your brand. Calix Professional Services helps you plan and validate the capacity, coverage, and performance of your network with SmartTown On-site Wi-Fi Design and SmartTown Managed Service Validation
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