Posts tagged Increasing Access
Tennessee announces $10 million in broadband accessibility grants

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced $9.844 million in broadband accessibility grants that will help build new broadband infrastructure in parts of 13 Tennessee counties.

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Australia launches database for smart cities framework

Australia: The Australian government has launched its first smart city database, which is called the National Cities Performance Framework and is meant to track productivity and progress of the 21 largest cities in the nation.

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City of Insights: Tapping into Private Sector Data for Inclusive Growth - The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is working in partnership with the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. to develop data-driven metrics and methodologies to better answer key questions related to inclusive economic growth in U.S. metropolitan areas. The project will combine Mastercard insights with public data to create new indicators and identify new evidence to support and monitor equitable development efforts.

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Map of the Month: KC Digital Inclusion Map | Data-Smart City Solutions

The KC Digital Inclusion Map, an interactive visualization of Internet speed across Kansas City — the latest winner of Harvard’s Map of the Month — overlays public FCC data on Internet service providers’ (ISP) highest advertised broadband rates with Census poverty data in order to uncover relationships between connectivity and poverty.

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Charting a New Broadband Course - America's Electric Cooperatives

While a few electric cooperatives have managed to provide internet service in Indiana, Jackson County REMC is the first to undertake a broadband build-out under a new law that eliminates the need to adjust private electric easements with existing above-ground infrastructure, which co-op officials called a key obstacle.

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Driverless cars promise far greater mobility for elderly, people with disabilities | TribLIVE

They are too old to drive safely or cannot see well enough or otherwise have sound reason to fear climbing behind the wheel of a car. For them, a future when vehicles drive themselves promises unprecedented freedom.

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Sharing the future of open access | Voices

In his welcome message, Denis Robitaille, Vice President and WBG Chief Information Officer, Information and Technology Solutions, indicated that “the Bank uses different policies and tools to promote Open Access,” and highlighted several initiatives, including the Open Archives and the 5th anniversary of the Open Knowledge Repository.

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Smart Cities are not about technology — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Smart Cities are not about technology, but they do leverage the rapid progress of technologies today to improve residential, academic, and professional experiences. They are about increasing civic engagement to create more connected communities...

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