eCity Project Fact Sheet
eCity Technology (eCT), is the product of a
collaboration of European and American business groups that have
combined their talents to produce a complete integrated approach
to bringing whole communities onto the Internet. eCT intends to
become the market leader in delivering complete Internet environments
for towns, cities, and regions, meeting the needs of the citizens,
merchants, and Government agencies. Whilst many other locations
and organisations have achieved portions of this goal, no company,
other than eCT, has been able to offer a unified systematic approach
to guide communities in fully exploiting the potential of this
medium in the form of eCT's rapid implementation application eCityPlanTM.
The eCityPlanTM product, which engages the Government resources
in the role of enabling and directing the city management team,
leads to the creation of a more equally accessible Internet community
while providing the Government with revenue streams and cost savings
initiatives to motivate their involvement. This is a crucial strategy
since history has shown that while most wired cities have started
with the promise of helping small businesses and low income or
disadvantaged citizens, the results have been just the opposite.
In reality larger businesses and more affluent citizens have been
able to leverage their greater resources to dominate the Web and
there has been no scheme to identify the revenue needed to facilitate
access by all levels of society.
eCity Technology's initial eCity project will
be implemented in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The use of eCityPlanTM
in Derry has already garnered the approval of the community leaders
who have reviewed the project plans. Specifically, "eCity
Project-Derry" has received the endorsement of the Derry
City Council, the Derry Investment Initiative, and the Londonderry
Chamber of Commerce. More significantly, John Hume MP, MEP, and
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate has lauded it as an important step
in establishing Derry and the Northwest frontier of Ireland as
a centre of excellence for e-commerce and building a community
environment conducive to bringing a lasting peace to the region.
The plan has also received the support of British Telecom who
have agreed to provide the necessary high-speed communications.
Magee Campus of Ulster University has agreed to provide educational
resources to the business and civilian members of the community
to help them become acquainted with the new environment. Other
locations in the UK and in other parts of the world have already
expressed interest in similar projects in their cities.
eCT's project team stands ready to help any
city transition quickly and efficiently to an electronic environment,
through our proven technical expertise, our project planning methodology,
and our skilled management team.