Following Hurricane Harvey, convention telecommunications provider, Smart Cities Networks completed a review of the the state of the communications infrastructure at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center and NRG Park. Smart Cities Network provides convention center tools like digital signage, internet and phone services, according to a press release.
In the Houston center’s review, Smart Cities Networks brought on FCC chairman Ajit Pai to review the status of the systems at that center where the company installed a number of automated redundancies and safeguards to help ensure reliable communications during natural disasters, according to the release.
“Smart City began in Houston more than 30 years ago,” Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks, said in the release. “It was a top priority for us to keep emergency response teams and those affected connected when it matters the most.
“We had a productive meeting with Chairman Pai to give the FCC a thorough update on not only our efforts at our Houston facilities to support the local community, but also in how we design networks that work reliably for both trade shows and unexpected events like Harvey.”