2. And we’re live!

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is investing in an upgraded audio-visual system to livestream its town hall meetings. Social-distancing guidelines have made online meetings and events commonplace during the coronavirus pandemic, and Portsmouth’s commitment to a digital format is emblematic of the widespread shift within government.

For roughly $91,000, the city gets from its vendor a year of maintenance and five displays, some facing the gallery and others facing council members. The project’s proposal also calls for upgraded microphones, conferencing devices and a control interface.

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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