City’s ‘Fourth Utility’ Helps Expand Businesses and Their Capabilities
A robust fiber optic network has quickly become the fourth utility to communities as well as businesses and the Gahanna Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) is leading the way in making those services available through GahannaNet.
Getting connected and staying connected is one of the goals of Gahanna’s Department of Planning & Development and GahannaNet is one of the tools available to help Gahanna companies do business better.
“Fiber optic connectivity will certainly determine the long term sustainability to communities within the next decade,” said Anthony Jones, City of Gahanna Planning and Development Director.
The Gahanna CIC has partnered with BlueMile to secure Gahanna’s future economic success through GahannaNet. Simply put, GahannaNet is a way for businesses to connect, whether that is to their customers, clients, prospects, vendors or employees through multiple internet carriers at a reduced market rate.
GahannaNet is simply designed to dramatically reduce the connection cost businesses pay to get internet and technology services. When businesses connect to GahannaNet, they have significantly greater access to internet services at a reduced cost, which allows them to invest their capital in more profit generating activities.
The goals of GahannaNet are threefold: 1) Reduce the cost of operations for businesses within the City of Gahanna; 2) Create an economic environment that helps to retain businesses in Gahanna; and 3) Establish a competitive position to attract companies to Gahanna from throughout the globe.
GahannaNet has already been a tremendous success in achieving its goals of reducing the cost of operations for businesses and helping to retain businesses in the city.
“In today’s world, reliable network communications and greater speeds are key to not only conducting internal KEMBA Financial Credit Union business but also for reaching our members and giving them access to the financial services the rely on from us,” said Kevin Russo, Vice President of Technology KEMBA Financial Credit Union. “GahannaNet provides us with this service at greater speeds and reduced cost. It was an easy decision for us to go to GahannaNet.”
“We are fortunate to have had significant growth over the last three years. Gahanna has been a vital factor in our success,” said Wil Schulze, President of IJUS “Our needs for space came with specific technology requirements that Gahanna CIC and GahannaNet helped to provide. Their relationship and assistance ultimately lead to our commitment to stay in Gahanna. We feel connected to Gahanna are excited to share a bit of our home as we travel the country.”
For more information about GahannaNet please contact Gahanna’s Department of Planning & Development at 614-342-4015 and www.Gahanna.gov.