As jurisdictions invest more heavily in modern digital infrastructures, now is the time to make sure digital inclusion is a purposeful part of any public sector tech strategy.
Posts Tagged: broadband
The cost is too high for governments to neglect those who are increasingly disadvantaged in our digital economy. Here’s what they can do to break the cycle.
At least 3.7 million households lack internet access according to a Census Bureau survey. Here is how one school ensures its students have connectivity.
What makes a community intelligent? How is it different from a smart city?
What’s new at NASCIO this year? Learn the top ten priorities for state Chief Information Officers and how two states are working to address them.
On Monday, February 10, 2014 the Public Sector Technology Exchange (PSTE) will be hosting a government and industry panel discussion on “Telecom, the Cloud, and Security” from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the CalPERS Building Auditorium located on 400 Q Street in Sacramento, California. The PSTE is an independent forum that discusses the issuesRead… Read more »
The Federal Communications Commission has launched a speed test application for mobile broadband networks as part of its efforts to help consumers choose wireless providers. The app for Android smartphones works to evaluate the speed and latency of mobile broadband networks, store the information in cloud environments and provide users an overview of actual networkRead… Read more »
I haven’t written a post in a while, but reading an interesting article in Atlantic Cities today, Why Are There No Big Cities with Municipal Broadband Networks?, I was reminded of some past posts and wanted to take the opportunity to bring some thoughts together. The largest city in the United States with its ownRead… Read more »
Since 2011, federal agencies have surveyed Americans’ access to broadband on BroadbandMap.gov. In addition to visualizations on their website, you can download shapefiles for each state. When I first searched for Macon (my CfA partner city), I saw that most of the city was covered by multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs). What surprised me wereRead… Read more »
Ohio is pushing forward on a ten-fold boost to its broadband network speeds. In an event today that included Governor Kasich and researchers from Ohio State, University of Cincinnati, Summa Western Reserve Hospital and Case Western Reserve University officials outlined the state’s plan to become a world leader in medical research. Ohio is launching theRead… Read more »