A new line of distribution switches from Allied Telesis can run city, school and hospital data networks. Learn about new features that can help busy IT departments cut maintenance expenses.
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A high level of connectivity is essential in smart cities – and the satellite industry seems to increasingly aware of that. An industry insider suggests satellite technology should be high on the list for smart city planners and developers. Get the details.
When Grant County PUD in Washington State – which already claims the fastest Internet connections in the U.S. – decided it wanted to get faster still, it chose Allied Telesis to help make it happen. Find out why.
Florida Power & Light has been so pleased with its smart street lighting initiative with Silver Spring Networks that just one year into the effort, it has announced plans to expand it nearly six-fold. Learn why and see what more the utility (and citizens) stand to gain.
Smart cities run on data and a new effort led by Enel is trying to find ways to use existing infrastructure to share it. Learn how electrical substations could one day become powerful data hubs as well.
In the early days of the smart grid, cities and utilities that bought smart devices often had to roll out their own communications network. And that meant many months and many millions of dollars. Thanks to companies like GE, that's changing. Get the details.
Black & Veatch just released an extensive survey of utilities and found, among other things, that the majority are focused on upgrading their communications infrastructure in the next five years. There was less excitement, however, about moving forward with data analytics. Get the report rundown, and download link, at the site.
New York’s pay phones are vanishing, but nobody will miss them. The replacements that Qualcomm is helping develop will provide everything from free phone calls to gigabit Internet. Learn how the whole project is not only free to taxpayers, but will generate hundreds of millions in city revenue.