Montreal mayor Denis Coderre and his team have announced the Montreal Action Plan, which includes a number of projects that will see Montreal become a “smart city.”

With a total budget of $23 million, the plan is broken down into six sections, with an estimated completion date set for the end of 2017.

The city plans to set up wireless access points in 750 locations across the city to deploy free public WiFi throughout the city. The Coderre administration hopes these improvements will put Montreal on par with other ‘smart’ cities like New York.

The plan is broken down into 6 sections, which are listed below:
  1. Wi-Fi public: Deploy APs to extend coverage in the area, creating a harmonized experience and provide uniform performance across the network to enhance the experience of citizens, boost tourism and accelerate the economic development of Montreal.
  2. Very high speed network,multiservice: Adopt a telecommunications policy, create one-stop telecommunications and urban integrate the telecommunications component in the charter of all major urban projects, so that all players in the Montreal community have access a fiber network at high speed and multi-service, that meets their current and future needs.
  3. Economic Niche smart city: Create an environment facilitating the emergence of companies in the smart city economic niche, multiply the sources of innovation for solving urban problems and simplify doing business with the City, so that Montreal becoming a leader in innovation as smart city and accelerate economic development.
  4. Intelligent Mobility: Make available all data on mobility in real time, implement intelligent transport systems, intermodal and integrated deployment and support solutions designed to inform users to optimize mobility users in real time on the entire territory.
  5. Participatory democracy: Unleashing municipal data, information management and governance and adapt the means of citizen participation to make them accessible online, to improve access to the democratic process and consolidate the culture of transparency and accountability.
  6. Digital Public Services: Making a maximum of services available on a multitude of digital channels, involve citizens in the development of services and create opportunities for all, to become familiar with their use, to provide access to municipal services 24/7, across multiple platforms.


[Source: Mobile Syrup ]