Underserved students in four cities are about to get free Wi-Fi
The consulting group Ignite Cities is helping to provide Wi-Fi access in neighborhoods in Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and Columbia, South Carolina, to support distance learning during the pandemic.
Rebuilding our city infrastructure begins with municipal broadband
Commentary: Ignite Cities’ George Burciaga says as cities emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal broadband is key to driving future tech innovation and success.
Smart cities group announces $75 million technology program
In a collaboration between Qualcomm, JLC Infrastructure and Ignite Cities, the funding will help cities offset the cost of deploying technologies like "smart" LED lighting or public Wi-Fi.
People are the key to accelerating tech strategy in today's cities
Commentary: Growing up poor showed Ignite Cities’ George Burciaga that a city’s most valuable asset is people. Technology, he says, should center around them.
Chicago launches technological transformation council
The new public-private working group, led by a City Council member, aims to help Chicago introduce emerging technologies in cost-effective manners.
New mayoral consultancy wants to help 'smart city' projects succeed
The organizer's CEO, George Burgacia, says the mayor's office is the perfect place to begin fixing the fundamental flaws in wayward urban technology.