After being named one of nine communities in the state to receive a grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Innovation Challenge program, Passaic County has announced its strategic planning partner on the initiative.
On Aug. 21, the county said V-Comm LLC will help develop a needs assessment to evaluate building infrastructure and wireless network capabilities in the cities of Passaic and Paterson for installation of high-speed 5G wireless and fiber network in commercial and industrial areas.
Passaic County was awarded a board-approved contract of $100,000 from the NJEDA through its Innovation Challenge on Sept. 13, 2018. Cranbury-based V-Comm will serve as exclusive adviser and expert engineering firm for the city-wide wireless networks, which are designed to incorporate emerging 5G technologies to further the county’s economic development.
“As a New Jersey-based telecommunications engineering firm, we are very excited to utilize the skills and capabilities we have practiced for the last 24 years to help our state progress both economically and wirelessly,” said Dominic Villecco, president and founder of V-Comm. “With 5G just around the corner, we look forward to seeing one of the latest technology 5G networks in the nation right here in our great state.”
V-Comm is a provider of network and radio frequency engineering and related business services. Its clients include government agencies, wireless operators and commercial businesses.
The Innovation Challenge awards New Jersey municipal and county governments contracts up to $100,000 for approved proposals to mobilize planning and investments to position the cities or regions to augment their “innovation ecosystem.”