Chattanooga, Tenn., CIO announces plans to step down
Chattanooga, Tennessee, CIO Brent Messer, who's spent eight years at the city, said he's "sad" to be leaving his role.
Chattanooga's 'Smart Corridor+' to feed researchers street-level data
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga received a $1.37 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build an online portal for smart city researchers to study the city's downtown area.
Smart and connected: How Chattanooga's fiber network connects more than just people
Brent Messer, chief information officer for the municipal fiber capital of the U.S., says Chattanooga's smart city projects — from a real-time law enforcement analysis center to the city's innovation district — are all slowly headed toward integration.
Report discredits municipal fiber financials — but experts balk
Bold claims by researchers that some municipal networks would never become financially solvent are being criticized as sloppy by longtime community-driven technology advocates.
Federal court blocks FCC efforts to protect municipal broadband expansion
City-owned broadband providers in North Carolina and Tennessee hoping to expand their networks just suffered a key legal defeat.
Chattanooga hopes to eliminate all desktops with move to cloud
CIO Brent Messer details how the Tennessee city's adoption of Google Apps will help all government workers go mobile.
Chattanooga launches super-fast Internet service as private competition ramps up
The Tennessee city is now just the second community in the country to offer the blazing fast connection speed.
Eight cities earn initial round of 'What Works Cities' funding
Just four months after the "What Works Cities" initiative was announced, the Bloomberg foundation has selected the first round of selected cities.