Trump infrastructure plan promises brighter future for rural broadband | Smart Cities Dive
President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday. Of the $200 billion in requested federal funding, $50 billion would go to a rural infrastructure program, which would improve broadband internet offerings in rural communities, among other projects.
"It’s been very unfair what’s happened with broadband in terms of the Midwest and rural areas," Trump said to a slew of state governors and local officials when discussing his infrastructure proposal. "[Now] it’s going to be taken care of. We’re spending a great deal of money on that. It’s only fair. They want it. They know how to use it, they want it, and we’re going to get it."
The majority of the $50 billion in funding would be block-granted to states, which the Trump administration said would give "states the flexibility to prioritize their communities’ needs." The rest would be distributed through rural performance grants.
The City of Lynwood is requesting proposals from experienced engineering firms in water master planning and modeling to update the City of Lynwood Water Master Plan.
The City of Lynwood (City) is requesting proposals from specialized civil or sanitary engineering firm to update the City of Lynwood's Sewer System Management Plan.
xTechSearch is an opportunity for businesses to pitch novel technology solutions to the Army’s Science and Technology (S&T) ecosystem which will provide cooperative research opportunities with Army labs, including access to the Army’s organic intellectual and technical capital.
The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance will partner with Arrow Electronics Inc. to create the new Colorado Open Lab – a large-scale showcase and innovation lab dedicated to fast-track development of Smart Cities and Smart Regions throughout the state of Colorado.
Over the last century, the global per capita rate of water use has doubled, leading the United Nations to project that the demand for water will exceed supply as early as 2025. Thankfully, there’s an abundance of opportunity to combat this problem by leveraging smart technologies, policies and strategies.
The Safer and Smarter Arizona Roadways Initiative aims to foster safer roadway navigation and interaction by supporting intelligent decision making using data derived from an infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communication platform.
A few days before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida, Eric Bailey asked, “Has anyone researched news sites capability to provide low-bandwidth communication of critical info during crisis situations?” The question was timely — two days later, CNN announced that they created a text-only version of their site.
The New York Smart Stormwater Management Project seeks to reach 100% reduction of CSOs by creating a citywide systems approach around CSO-sheds and leveraging active citizen participation and innovative stormwater technologies.
The city of Santa Monica has officially awarded Bird, Lime, Lyft and JUMP Bikes, which Uber acquired in April, permits to operate both electric scooters and/or bikes in the city as part of its 16-month pilot program beginning September 17.
While a federal committee struggles to reach consensus on a state broadband framework, the National League of Cities created its own, stressing local needs.
BLACKSBURG — The town council narrowly passed a resolution Tuesday night backing a hefty funding request for the proposed connection of the Smart Road to Interstate 81.
The NG911 Advancement Act provides new funding for grants to be used for the implementation and operation of 911 services; Those who intend to apply for a grant must submit their initial application package, including identification of a designated 911 coordinator and the required certification by September 10, 2018.
Building off of the DVRPC Regional Streetlight Procurement Program model, the Greater Philadelphia Smart Controls Project will develop and implement a regional effort that enables all municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania to effectively design, procure, and install wireless network controls.
Explosive population growth along with economic competition, rapidly advancing technologies and environmental concerns are challenging cities across the country to become more efficient, adapt to new expectations and be better stewards of the planet. The electric utilities serving those communities are confronted with a changing marketplace they must adapt to while driving solutions at the same time.
How about “light individual transport lane”? Sometimes, you just need a good chat on the bus to get a good idea. That’s what happened to two Portland transit gurus, Sarah Iannarone and Jarrett Walker, when they met on the Oregon city’s 10 bus this Tuesday.