The important WiFi / cellular announcement you might have overlooked

Wed, 2013-11-06 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

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.

How Mississippi hopes to leapfrog other states for high-speed Internet

Wed, 2013-10-23 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

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.

How Cisco can help cities create a citywide communications network

Thu, 2013-09-19 06:06 -- Liz Enbysk

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.

Google claims to know the digital capital of each U.S. state (but doesn't)

Wed, 2013-08-28 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

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.