Are states relenting on municipal broadband during the pandemic?

by • 5 months ago

More states are relaxing limits on municipally controlled broadband networks as the health crisis drags on, raising the need for high-speed internet service.

Chicago, Denver voted to take broadband 'seriously' on Tuesday

by • 5 months ago

Voters in the two cities approved referendums that could encourage the creation of municipally owned broadband networks.

Denver builds data analytics hub for easier COVID-19 analysis

by • 6 months ago

The city's chief data officer said the pandemic has served as "an accelerator" for Denver's data-driven initiatives.

Facing budget shortfalls, cities begin furloughing tech workers

by • 7 months ago

Their finances punished by the coronavirus pandemic, cities are preparing to furlough many of their workers, and IT officials are no exemption.

Denver tech agency considers upgraded digital services, messaging

by • 7 months ago

The Denver City Council is ready to vote on a proposal that would mean a $1.9 million upgrade contract with OpenCities, a Microsoft-owned software maker.

New framework promises cities 'the next frontier' in data-sharing

by • 8 months ago

A group of telecommunications companies and the nonprofit U.S. Ignite want city governments to look beyond open data and begin using what they call a "data-sharing exchange."

U.S. can't crack top 10 in survey of 'smartest' cities

by • 2 years ago

A new smart-city ranking index listed just nine U.S. cities out of 102 globally, based on residents' perceptions of infrastructure and civic services.

West Virginia and Denver say mobile voting pilots increased turnout

by • 2 years ago

New research credits the Voatz app with slightly boosting ballots cast by overseas voters, but other reports raise questions about the reliability of online voting.

Denver to test blockchain-encrypted mobile voting in May election

by • 2 years ago

The city's deployed military and overseas voters will be offered the ability to use Voatz, the mobile-voting app that was tested in 2018 by West Virginia.