$2M needed to realize Schenectady Smart City aspirations

By Editor Manager | April 15, 2020
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From TimesUnion Apr2020

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy is worried that $2 million in funding being temporarily held up by fellow Democrats over concerns about the coronavirus could jeopardize his push to put the city on the cutting edge of technology.

He acknowledged that so far most of the millions in outlay toward furthering his efforts to make Schenectady a so-called Smart City by upgrading the city’s internet system and data-sharing capacity has gone to laying underground fiber optic cables and sensors. He said he needs money to further that effort.

“This would deploy throughout both these zones, the problem is if I don’t have that money, what is in place, that’s where it stops, so big chunks of Mont Pleasant and Hamilton won’t get the service,” the mayor said.

Read full article at TimesUnion Apr2020