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About Smart City Networks
A Unique History, A Unique Company
In the convention industry, Smart City Networks’ experience is extensive. We manage the technology services for more than 3,000 events annually, including virtually every FORTUNE 500 Company event and major tradeshow. From auto shows to national political party conventions to world economic summits, Smart City has been on the floor, behind the scenes, maintaining the connections that enable people to make important things happen.
Over 25 years ago, our company began at the Houston Astrodomain Complex. Our roots were then, and remain today, deeply engrained in the events industry. We were the first company both to recognize the importance of telecommunications for the exhibitor experience at convention centers and to focus our mission on making superior service delivery a reality.
Back then, we operated as Centel Facilities Communications. In the late 1980s, we expanded our business through exclusive contracts with major convention centers in Anaheim, Houston, Los Angeles and Charlotte. By the early 1990s, the company, which had been sold to Wiltel Communications and renamed Facilities Communications International, handled all of the technology requirements for the 1990 World Economic Summit and the 1992 Republican National Convention. In January 1995, the company was purchased by its present owners, telecommunications entrepreneurs with successful backgrounds in cable television, Internet and wireless businesses throughout the country.