Utilities

Orlando’s utility services are noted for reliability. Progressive, modern systems—and backup systems—enable utility companies to deliver uninterrupted service to customers at highly competitive prices. Eight electric companies produce or bring power to the region.
Natural gas is clean, safe, domestically produced and abundant, and is distributed by a host of reputable outlets.
In telecommunications, Orlando has the most advanced telecommunications assets in the southeast. All of our telecom central offices are fiber-based with digital switching, and 100 percent of our fiber optic systems are fully redundant and self-healing.
Within the City of Orlando lies an 11-square-mile, master planned community called Lake Nona. This community is one of the nations’s first ‘gigabit’ communities, bringing an unmatched broadband capacity to its residents and businesses. In late 2012, Cisco designated Lake Nona as its first ‘iconic’ Smart + Connected™ community in the United States (joining Sydney, London, Barcelona, Rio among others). Cisco plans to work with Lake Nona over the next 15 years to build out Smart+Connected™ Communities solutions, including Smart Work Centers, and Innovation and Incubation Centers.

Orlando sits atop one of the state’s largest freshwater aquifers. Two management authorities monitor the quality and supply of water provided by several companies and municipalities. And, advanced technology, consolidated services and proactive approach ensure the treatment of wastewater.

Source: Florida Public Service Commission