Today government apps for smartphones are still seen as progressive -- a bonus. But a new survey suggests that soon they will be expected. Click for three areas where survey respondents said apps contribute to their satisfaction with city life.
Right now we have cellular and WiFi networks running side-by-side. Yet WiFi is locked into tiny private islands. And some cellular networks face congestion in urban areas. But what if the two forms could seamlessly hand off to one another? Madrid-based Gowex – and New York City – are going to find out.
Cities in Mississippi are competing to be part of what's expected to be an aggressive deployment of 1 gigabyte-per-second, ultra high-speed Internet access called C Spire Fiber to the Home. Learn how the effort to spur investment and economic growth came about.
We were interested to see this market research report that confirms many of the beliefs that led to the founding of the Smart Cities Council. It provides important insights about smart cities as the way forward – and ways to get started. We think you'll find it interesting too.
It is clear that urban areas need citywide wireless communications networks to achieve smart city status. How to achieve that is a matter of debate. Cisco weighs in on the Wi-Fi side and just announced an expanded solution to help cities provide citywide connectivity. Get the details.
With so many cities clamoring for ways to deploy citywide wireless networks, it's curious to see a California city talking about dismantling the free wi-fi system it launched back in 2007. Click for what's behind the Riverside council's thinking.
A survey of public officials found that 69% of them see economic factors as the number one reason why cities need fast fiber networks. Yet only a fraction of them are actively pursuing public fiber networks. Find out why (and what they can do about it).
To create some buzz around fast fiber networks, a New Zealand telecomm infrastructure company is hosting a year-long competition. When all is said and done, one town will claim the prize as NZ's fiber showcase. Get details on this time-tested approach.
Google's attempt to find the top "eCity" for each U.S. state may be a cute idea – but its methodology seems pretty fishy to us. Click to the site to see which cities topped the list – and whether you think the search giant ought to search again for America's real digital capitals.
Thanks to a consolidation in the '60s, Jacksonville, Florida is one of the largest cities by area in the U.S. But that kind of big can bring stress on siloed IT systems. Read how the mayor's technology vision and a determined CIO managed to turn things around.