CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is pleased to announce that the Town of Chapel Hill is collaborating with AT&T on developing a smart cities framework to improve the quality of life of its citizens.
Particular emphasis will be on the downtown corridor of Chapel Hill called Franklin Street, a mix of retail, public transit and parking, college student activities, and entertainment venues. The street gives AT&T and the Town of Chapel Hill the opportunity to explore and implement many of the service offerings AT&T and its alliance members can provide today around public safety, as well as smart lighting solutions, parking sensors, public venue options and transit.
The Town of Chapel Hill also wants to partner with regional universities to analyze and develop actionable results from the data that will be gathered once the Smart City solution is underway and implemented.
This is part of a larger effort by AT&T to build a framework to help cities better serve their citizens as well as help them enhance vital services like public safety. We are bringing this framework to several initial spotlight cities and universities including The Town of Chapel Hill.
Our framework is a holistic approach to help cities better meet the needs of their citizens using Internet of Things (IoT). The framework, which will initially roll out in select spotlight communities, is supported by an alliance of key technology leaders and industry organizations. Together, we'll develop and deploy solutions that help communities address issues that are critical to them.
"We are thrilled to be working with AT&T as a 2016 spotlight city. The collaborative project will utilize the Internet of Things and advanced analytics to increase safety on several levels as well as enhance services provided to citizens," said Scott Clark, CIO of the Town of Chapel Hill.
"More and more cities are realizing the impact IoT solutions can have on improving the lives of their citizens," said Robert Doreauk, regional director of External Affairs for AT&T. "We welcome The Town of Chapel Hill as a spotlight city. We're looking forward to working with them to create new opportunities in their community."
For more information on our IoT solutions for Smart Cities, visit: www.att.com/iot
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