IBM helps Syracuse consolidate communications infrastructure

By leveraging existing investments in IT infrastructure made by the City of Syracuse School District, the Syracuse Police Department has been able to gain wireless access to its own network from the field without having to install a costly, redundant infrastructure. The IBM website has a nice case study article on the project. This is a good example of consolidation that municipal broadband could provide. But it could also facilitate much larger consolidations and lower cost due to in-house expertise and more flexible unified service.