connectivity

Giving states reliable, resilient and robust networks

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IT leaders from Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas share their insights on how modern networks support agencies and citizens.

Texas Deputy CIO on the benefits of software-defined networking solutions

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John Hoffman says that SD-WAN offers capabilities to provide efficient and robust solutions across different agencies.

Michigan appoints first 'chief connectivity officer' to lead broadband effort

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Eric Frederick, head of a broadband-focused nonprofit, will serve as chief connectivity officer in the state’s High-Speed Internet Office.

Cities should avoid building an IT 'Frankenstein,' says local CIO

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Planning ahead for interoperability is critical for cities, Carlsbad, California's chief innovation officer, David Graham, told an online conference.

Bill Gates dedicates $80 million to building a smart city from scratch

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The planned city would focus on connectivity, new technologies and autonomous vehicles.

Wireless carriers approved for new right of way privileges in Delaware

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Granting companies permission to install new small cell wireless devices in public is hoped to drive economic growth in the state.

How the Internet of Things is transforming energy, lighting and traffic in San Leandro

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The future of the city's infrastructure and operations hinge on development of an evolving sensor network and internet backbone, the California city CIO says.

Boston spends $10 million to expand fiber to schools, housing, city buildings

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A rare procurement arrangement will open vendors to bid on chunks of the network, which will serve the city on an open-access model.

Broadband report: Prohibitive state rules run counter to popular opinion

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A new report from the Pew Research Center shows public opinion aligns with city leaders and runs counter to positions held by many states and Big Telecom lobbyists.

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