RETN will soon be able to live stream community meetings and concerts in high definition with vivid imagery and high-quality sound. RETN will also be able to share large media files more efficiently with local community producers thanks to a new digital workspace called Civic Cloud - an innovative tool that will integrate servers donated by local organizations like CCTV and Big Heavy World, including BHW's Google Servers, with the Burlington Telecom fiber-optic gigabit network.
The Civic Cloud will allow community members and nonprofit organizations to develop next-generation Internet applications as a collaborative and is made possible in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. RETN has joined seven other forward-thinking local organizations to form the Civic Cloud Collaborative to create a new civic and public space for engagement.
The Civic Cloud will be able to provide website hosting for non-profit organizations like food shelves, job banks, and rescue services, and local nonprofit organizations will have an affordable space to back up data.
RETN is continuing to explore ways the Civic Cloud can expand and enhance the services we provide to you and our community. Contact us to share your ideas and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.