The winning initiatives leverage high-speed internet along with everything from virtual reality to GIS to better local education and workforce opportunities.
The city will consider two public-private municipal fiber alternatives to a high-risk, purely public network.
Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers in New York will be coming together to bring gigabit broadband to the whole county within three to five years.
Next Century Cities just gave Raleigh, Austin and Louisville $30,000 and will provide technical assistance to get their innovative, repeatable projects off the ground.
Kansas City, Missouri, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, have already seen municipal services and Web literacy benefit from the Gigabit Community Fund’s grants.
Intersection’s Chief Innovation Officer talks about working with Google’s Sidewalk Labs, introducing cities to disruptive tech, and upcoming transit and Internet of Things pilots in New York City and elsewhere.
Did California’s aspiring “Demonstration City” discover a better model for universal broadband access?
A Municipal Fiber Advisory Panel is looking at options to bring affordable, high-speed broadband Internet connectivity to all residents.
Around 500 sidewalk kiosks will replace payphones by mid-summer, creating a network of high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots across the city.
The move comes as California aims to upgrade Internet connectivity speeds at all the state’s public libraries.
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