Allentown officials are proposing putting nearly $7 million of the city’s $57 million from the American Rescue Plan toward launching a city-provided high-speed broadband service that they hope will benefit Allentown’s poorest communities and attract investment to the city..
“Today marks a significant milestone that is a game-changer for IotaComm and could not have been possible without the collaboration with TEKTELIC and Semtech,” stated Terrence DeFranco, IotaComm’s President and CEO. “The custom Multi-SubGHz Band LoRaWAN gateway will allow IotaComm to provide IoT connectivity to customers on the standard ISM band where ubiquitous coverage and superior barrier penetration are required.
IotaComm is building the next generation of wireless connectivity for the Internet of Things, leveraging a nationwide portfolio of FCC-licensed 800 MHz radio spectrum. The Company’s solutions enable real-time data aggregation to advance health, safety, and sustainability for commercial and industrial customers.
While the high-tech sector in places like New York and Houston produce a much larger output, the percentage of high-tech growth in Lehigh Valley between 2018 and 2019 outpaced those two cities and most other large metro areas with a population of 250,000 and above. Lehigh Valley ranked 16 of 200 in year-over-year growth in high-tech GDP.