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November 19, 2009

Wi-Fi at Cleveland Airport - A Smart Connected Community Strategy

Four years ago, I wrote a blog about Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) as the gateway to Northeast Ohio. If the region's future and vision was around being a smart connected community, leveraging technology, giving CLE a major makeover was a high priority. Kudos to CLE airport director Ricky Smith who since arriving in Cleveland has worked diligently and effectively to move the needle. One of the basic storylines in a smart connected city is the ability to provide connectivity. That's the underlying logic of the six plus year journey that is today OneCommunity. I am pleased that starting tomorrow, the 12 million annual visitors to CLE will have free wi-fi sponsored by Case Western Reserve University and OneCommunity. "Connect in CLE" is a small but important step in securing the brand and image of Northeast Ohio as a forward looking and progressive hub. Waiting for flights to your 2009 Thanksgiving destination just got a little easier.

Lev Gonick
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Posted by lsg8 at November 19, 2009 07:15 AM and tagged

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Great work, sir. You are as patient as you are wise.

Posted by: Jim Haviland at November 19, 2009 11:29 PM

Totally cool! Thank you!

Posted by: Lou Salza at November 20, 2009 11:02 PM

Totally cool! Thank you!

Posted by: Lou Salza at November 20, 2009 11:02 PM

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