Cyber & Innovation - Innovation District
Bandwidth and IT infrastructure are becoming the fifth utility, and Montgomery is ready to meet that demand. Soon, all companies will be in the technology business, regardless of what they sell or the services they provide. The growth of the tech industry and the advancement of Montgomery’s cyber capabilities for the benefit of both businesses and residents are part of the Chamber’s long-term strategy to strengthen the city’s future.
Several Montgomery businesses are working together with the city to create an innovation district downtown. The Montgomery Internet Exchange (MGMix) is the only Internet Exchange in Alabama and one of only four in the entire Southeast. It is collocated in the state-of-the-art RSA Datacenter, where companies that handle highly secure information, such as financial institutions, defense contractors or even the U.S. Air Force itself, can not only tap into the high speed of the exchange, but rest assured that their data is backed up and locked down. The goal of MGMix is to connect every person, every household, every business and every device to the rest of the world at the speed of light. It will attract internet service providers, content providers, and other businesses that want to run through this exchange.
Stay up to date with the latest news in tech and find out how to connect with the area’s tech community and tap into its many resources at TECHMGM.COM.