Montgomery wins national Smart City award

Montgomery, along with several other cities in the United States, won the 2018 Digital Cities Survey, the Center for Digital Government announced.

The cities received the award for leveraging technology to solve civic challenges, boost cybersecurity, increase transparency and improve overall quality of life. A team of Montgomery and Montgomery County employees, partnering with the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce on the city’s Smart City push, sent in an application to CDG outlining Montgomery’s success in incorporating technology into its everyday processes.

The team highlighted Montgomery’s use of open data to create more accountability and measure daily performance, adoption of energy efficient systems and partnerships with leading civic technology providers, including RoadBotics’ AI-based infrastructure solution and Rubicon Global. They also described strides taken to ready the City of Montgomery for the 5G small cell boom and the launch of the Montgomery Internet Exchange (MGMix).