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Population: 201,110 / Mayor Richard C. Irvin

Mayor Irvin has set the goal to make the City of Aurora a regional technology hub. CIO Michael Pegues is driving their smart city efforts from plan to execution to achieve this goal.

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  • We provide access to a robust, highly available metro ethernet network and the Internet to advance economic development opportunity and the community support business growth requires.

  • Highlights of how Aurora plans to avoid being part of the "digital rust belt"

  • The city of Aurora, will get eight informational, high-tech kiosks with a variety of services, possibly as soon as the spring of 2019

  • The River Edge smart park will enrich citizen experience, drive economic development and engage the local community.

  • The Aurora Police Department is the first police force in the state to partner with Ring, a new watchdog app that will bring users real-time crime and safety information specifically catered to their neighborhood.

  • Learn about Aurora's Smart Community plan through conversations with Mayor Richard Irvin, CIO Michael Pegues, Roger Fahnestock, CIO of Kane County and Keith Gerald, executive director, OnLight Aurora—all of which help identify how technology can help with both sustainability and resiliency.

  • Aurora and ComEd now have an agreement allowing the city to use electrical poles for its fiber optic network.

  • The Aurora City Council has approved purchasing drones for the police department.

  • Aurora has delayed their second fiber optic connection to Naperville to be used for redundancy for emergency communications.