Providing St Petersburg with the modern, high-quality broadband it deserves!
Broadband helps communities grow by offering a higher quality of life to residents and an improved business environment. Broadband has become a vital component of infrastructure for many industries. Banking, medicine, finance, research, data services and many other desirable industries rely upon high speed connectivity.
With leadership from the Innovation District, St. Petersburg is building and embracing the future. The Innovation District is defined by a cluster of higher education, marine science, healthcare, business incubation, and media institutions. St. Petersburg has established a strong position in the important growth industries of the future. Due partly to these leadership efforts St. Petersburg’s growth rate has tripled since 2010.
St. Petersburg has the largest cluster of financial services in the state and is a Top 6 Region for high-tech employment, serving as the anchor of the high-tech corridor in Florida. In addition, the city hosts medical research institutions and has the largest marine research center in the south.
But, these desirable industries require the highest quality communications infrastructure. Internet connectivity is key, for both incoming and outgoing data. Broadband is not an “option” for these industries, it is a necessity. They can’t operate with substandard connectivity.
Studies show that broadband penetration increases employment, by 300,000 jobs for every percentage point in penetration. In addition, communities with broadband enjoy growth rates more than one percentage point higher than communities without broadband.
The unfortunate secret is that St. Petersburg has an aging communications infrastructure. It is outdated. It is inferior. To continue the growth curve which community and business leaders have worked so hard to establish, the city needs to upgrade and modernize its broadband infrastructure.
BrightSky Networks is ready and willing to support that effort. Our clean modern technology can bring broadband to St. Petersburg at a reasonable cost and with minimal environmental impact. We are ready to do our part to help make St. Petersburg the most modern dynamic city in the south.
St. Petersburg is growing and changing. Let’s keep it going with the high quality broadband infrastructure we need.
Bright Sky Networks, Connecting St. Petersburg to the World.