DCS partnered with Google and the town of Goose Creek on this project by installing a total of 31 wireless nodes within 4 strategic locations around the city. These areas include, City Hall, the Felkel Fields Sports Complex, the Casey Community Center, and along the Central Avenue Corridor. With this infrastructure, open WI-FI is now available to everyone in the area. The project was started over 18 months ago as a public and private venture with Google chipping in over $160,000 in equipment and a 3 year maintenance contract to offer the services.
DCS was excited to be a part of such a ground breaking opportunity as to work with Google on this project. This project will offer free WI-FI service for the next 3 years for the city of Goose Creek where leaders are committed to revitalize and renew its downtown areas to increase business and create jobs. Over the last several years, Google has made its mark in the low-country by creating a data center only a few miles from downtown and is about to open another $600 million data center alongside its current facility.
Ryan Byrd, Information Technology Director for the city of Goose Creek said “When I was approached by Google to implement a wireless network for the City of Goose Creek I jumped at the chance. I thought this would be a great thing for the City and help keep our citizens connected. We are always looking for ways to help improve our citizen’s lives and this was a perfect opportunity to do just that. “
Byrd went on to say “When presented with this opportunity, the first company I thought of to complete this important project was DCS. I have been working with them for about a year and I just knew they would be able to help me with this project. DCS did not disappoint. Everyone from the cable tech to the engineers was extremely helpful and professional. They made sure everything was done properly and in a timely manner. We could not have had as successful of a project without the help of DCS.
DCS President Donald Kidwell said “What Google was offering to the city of Goose Creek is amazing. DCS is proud to have the opportunity to put the infrastructure in place for this initiative. We hope that this will be a growing trend and love to be a part of those ventures as well”.
DCS is a full-service network and IT integrator providing consulting, integration, implementation, management, and maintenance services to Small and Medium Size Businesses, Enterprise Projects & K-12 School Districts. With offices located in South Carolina and Georgia DCS currently serves a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors across South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Founded in Atlanta, GA in 1993, DCS, Inc. has become an established leader in providing IT solutions in the Southeast United States. In August 2000, DCS acquired SSG of Columbia, SC and expanded our geographic coverage and breadth of experience. SSG has been in business since 1984 and has a history of excellent client services and market strength in the K-12 Education market in South Carolina.
To find more about the Goose Creek Project or to find out more about DCS, you can contact Michael Taylor at DCS (803) 419-3501 or Toll Free (800) 518-9555 or he can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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