Smart Cities

Circle Gx is proud to announce we’ve partnered with a Smart Cities expert, SIRQUL. SIRQUL is led by the technology founder of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Robert Frederick. We needed a technology partner that respects technological innovation and is not driven by political winds but grounded in sound technical and scientific intelligence about the actual need of families suffering from the digital divide.

We sought to find a strategic partner like SIRQUL to support Private Broadband networks for local communities seeking to close the digital divide. They have the technical understanding required to advise local communities. Across the country, innovative thinking municipalities recognize the importance of leveraging gigabit level internet to attract new business and create jobs, improve health care and education, ensure civic participation, and connect residents to new opportunities. SIRQUL takes an academic and scientific approach and understands the impact of innovation and is committed to celebrating these successes, demonstrating their value, and helping other cities to realize the full power of truly high-speed, affordable, and accessible broadband.

Robert Frederick, founder, and CEO of Sirqul, has been focused on connected communities of devices, people, and businesses since 1993. Launching Sirqul in 2013 was an essential milestone in the path to achieving his vision for the future. Robert grew up in the “Maker” community fueled by Heathkit, Radio Shack, and Jameco in the 1970s and 1980s. He was inspired by the boundless future potential of smart connected devices. He leveraged this passion for attending MIT, working on projects in the MIT Media Lab, and joining one of the first startups focused on standards that would later be called BlueTooth in the late nineties. The startup’s licensed product, DeviceTalk.com, was a central server running Intelligent Agents that used event-based logic to complete actions on behalf of its users via simple commands and conditional triggers.