Report: Municipal broadband environment has gotten 'significantly worse'
The number of municipally run networks has risen, but state lawmakers are also throwing up more roadblocks, according to a new report from BroadbandNow.
Baltimore, Montgomery among 5 winners named in 2019 'Smart Cities Readiness Challenge'
Winners will receive one year of access to specialty planning tools, workshops and the Smart City Council's network of experts.
San Leandro, California, names longtime IT manager as CTO
Tony Batalla, the city's IT manager since 2014, will oversee both the city's internal technology policy and a public-facing innovation office.
Philadelphia names members of smart-city advisory group
The city announced 17 members of its SmartCityPHL Advisory Committee, which is tasked with implementing a "smart-city roadmap" published earlier this year.
Seattle innovation council tackles homelessness, social services in first projects
The group comprised of local technology companies, university deans and city leaders has named seven new technology projects designed to improve life for the city's residents.
FCC announces $20 billion for rural broadband providers, schedules third 5G auction
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the new fund will bring internet access to 4 million homes. He also announced a new 5G spectrum auction, to be held Dec. 10.