Mention smart cities and most think of big cities steeped in the Internet of Things, with free Wi-Fi hotspots on every corner. But if the goal is to use smart technologies to improve lives and livelihoods, small rural communities have some big needs. Read what companies like AT&T and Microsoft are doing about that.
A city can’t be smart without connectivity for its devices and people. How do you do that without breaking the bank? Here are four great ideas from four inspiring cities. Two of these ideas even make money for your city. Read on to find out how.
Fair and equitable Internet access for everyone is a key element of smart cities and two projects underway now provide different lessons. See how Ooredoo is providing service in the under-served Maldives, and learn about the privacy implications of New York’s efforts to turn payphones into hotspots.
To transform urban services and improve livability and economic vitality, Kansas City is teaming with Cisco, Sprint, Black & Veatch and others to deploy a smart city framework with room to grow. Learn how KC's plans encapsulate three important smart city trends.
Remember the old days when you found only annoying static on certain TV channels? Well, Seattle and Microsoft are putting that unused broadcast spectrum to work in a pilot project that will vastly improve Internet performance for Seattle Center visitors … and may eventually bring better technology access to under-served regions.