Phoenix CIO says city’s phone upgrade includes enough cable to reach Las Vegas

StateScoop: Since moving to Phoenix in January 2017, the city’s chief information officer, Matthew Arvay, has mostly kept his head down. But Arvay told StateScoop last week that the past two years have been focused on major overhauls to the growing city’s information technology infrastructure and the culture that that drives its IT governance.

Among those projects, Arvay said in a phone interview, is a complete replacement of the Phoenix government’s 30-year-old telephone system with a voice-over-internet-protocol network — a job that will eventually include 12,000 new phones spread across 500 locations, connected by 300 miles of new cable — enough to cover the distance to Las Vegas.

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