Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign
A new initiative supported by Comcast and T-Mobile is the first phase of a digital equity program the city says will use public-private partnerships for “reimagining public technology access services.”
Hawaii launches four-year $6 million connected-vehicle pilot
Researchers will install technology that tracks cars, bicyclists and pedestrians in a five-mile stretch of Honolulu as part of a study of the future of mobility.
For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies
A new program launched by the civic tech company CityInnovate, called STIR Labs, seeks to match state and local government agencies with nearby universities that can help solve upcoming challenges, such as economic recovery.
San Jose to distribute 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to students this year
An announcement by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday advances one leg of San Jose’s $8.2 million “COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Expenditure Plan."
Tech upgrades could save Chicago millions, a working group found
One estimate shows savings of more than $225 million if the city government moves its legacy IT systems to cloud-based storage and management systems.
Survey of Philadelphia open-data portal finds wide use in academic and nonprofit work
A survey gave high marks to the portal, with 92% of respondents saying its dashboards and other visualizations are helpful to their work.
What's in the Senate's relief bill for state and local tech? Nothing, yet
The Senate's latest pandemic relief proposal contains no assistance for states and cities, though officials are hoping that changes in negotiations.
Hartford, Connecticut, announces plan to build free citywide Wi-Fi
Mayor Luke Bronin said the new network will provide access to education and economic opportunity in every neighborhood.
From 'smart mobility hubs' to crowdsourcing traffic data, Columbus tests new transportation tech
The Smart Columbus regional partnership in Ohio has announced three new pilot projects to reduce traffic congestion and improve access to transportation options.
San Francisco replaces 'beast' of tax mainframe with cloud-based solution
It took 18 months to replace a 50-year-old mainframe with new software that allows the city's accountants to access data dashboards and easily make adjustments.