Posts tagged internet inclusion
San Leandro, CA City Council Votes to Expand Public Wi-Fi for Residents

San Leandro, CA: The San Leandro City Council unanimously voted on Monday this week to expand its public Wi-Fi network, SL-WiFiber, to more locations downtown, branch libraries, and seven public parks throughout the City. On Monday, June 18, 2018, the City Council approved a consulting agreement with SmartWAVE Technologies and a license agreement with the County of Alameda for use of county-owned communications facilities to support the expansion project.

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The DigiTruck Project: Bridging the Digital Divide in Africa

Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit organization Close the Gap are collaborating to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. The first "DigiTruck" classroom was deployed to the Tuleeni Orphanage in Tanzania where it's currently providing some 80 orphans with access to a classroom full of refurbished laptops, tablets and other IT equipment.

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How Innovative Public Policy Put Kansas City on the Smart City Map

As the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Bob Bennett leads the Smart City initiatives.  At Venture Smarter's Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, he shared 3 lessons learned while leading those initiatives.

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All 50 states vote yes on AT&T’s $40 billion emergency response network FirstNet – TechCrunch

Today, AT&T announced that all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have officially signed on to FirstNet, a government program operated by AT&T to provide universal emergency response communications across the country.

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Breaking Down the "State of a City"

A sharply increasing disparity in technology continues to deepen the digital divide among peer cities. In fact, smaller cities that leverage their assets, including rights of way, have the opportunity to outperform larger cities in the digital transformation. 

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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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Innovation, Inclusion and the Workforce of the Future — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

At the Innovation, Inclusion and the Workforce of the Future panel, experts led a passionate discussion on the jobs of the future, how to close the digital divide and how to make decisions around smart city technology deployment equitable.

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