Lake Nona Story
â€śLake Nona is one of the cornerstones of Floridaâ€™s future,â€ť remarked former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. And with ultra high-speed internet and a medical city set to have six different medical institutions completed by 2013, he may not be far off.
Lake Nona teamed up with Dais Technologies, Inc. to build an ultra high speed fiber optic network throughout Lake Nona, giving residents internet speeds that are 200 times faster than the average American household.
With this increased speed, Lake Nonaâ€™s academic institutions have the most up to date technology, and teaching tools, allowing for more connected, collaborative learning.
But residents and academic institutions arenâ€™t the only ones benefitting. Major medical institutions are also moving into Lake Nona and taking advantage of 21st century broadband speeds.
Lake Nonaâ€™s medical city consists of five medical facilities, from the Nemours Childrenâ€™s Hospital to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Medical institutions such as these are able to use state-of-the-art simulation, training, distance learning and telemedicine systems, giving health care providers more time to focus on patients and medicine. In 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs will open a brand new Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona, bringing 2,700 jobs to the Lake Nona/Orlando area.