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The rural broadband divide: An urgent national problem that we can solve - Microsoft on the Issues
While it’s a service that is as critical as a phone or electricity, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband is unavailable to roughly 25 million Americans, more than 19 million of which live in rural communities. That’s roughly the population of New York state.
rural-economic-development  broadband  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-444 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Rural broadband: It's complicated - American Enterprise Institute
Driving between Indianapolis and other parts of the state, one inevitably passes through many small towns and speeds by even more isolated farmhouses, some of which are among the last to enjoy high-speed internet access. Because of the lack of population density, building networks in these geographies is expensive, and sometimes prohibitive.
rural-economic-development  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-434 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Portsmouth, Va., Pins its Economic, Social Future on High-Speed Connectivity - Govtech
The city will build its own fiber-optic infrastructure to boost economic development, improve city services and close a significant digital divide.
regional-reports  economic-development-news  ICT  infrastructure  virginia  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
The Internet Connection Speed of Every State in America - StateTech
While the average internet speed across the country has grown exponentially in the last few years, coming in at around 18.7 megabits per second according to “Akamai’s State of the Internet: Q1 2017 Report,” there are still large disparities between what many states have come to expect from their connectivity.
infrastructure  broadband  ICT  state-rankings  Around-the-web  this-week-424  sfp-insider-6-8-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Broadband Boost Small-Town America Needs - GOVERNING
Publicly owned internet networks are giving some rural regions an advantage over even the techiest big cities.
rural-economic-development  rural-economy  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-421 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
IoT risk and the smart factory: Building resilience - Industrial Insights - PwC
Without robust and up-to-date security and privacy protections, connected devices could potentially become vulnerable recruits for hackers, hacktivists, cyber-criminals, and state-sponsored cyber-soldiers, who can turn them into attack resources capable of inflicting catastrophic damage.

This isn’t Hollywood hyperbole; it’s already happening.
internet-of-things  smart-factories  smart-buildings  risk-management  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-419 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
A smarter smart city - MIT Technology Review
Torontonians describe the site as blighted, underutilized, and contaminated. Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to transform it into one of the world’s most innovative city neighborhoods. It will, in the company’s vision, be a place where driverless shuttle buses replace private cars; traffic lights track the flow of pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles; robots transport mail and garbage via underground tunnels; and modular buildings can be expanded to accommodate growing companies and families.
toronto  smart-cities  ICT  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-413  urban-planning  Metros  urban-revitalization 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Why America Needs A Nationalized 5G Network - WIRED
The solution to the country’s digital divide isn’t going to come from private-market competition, but rather from massive government mobilization. Just don’t call it “nationalization.”
rural-economy  broadband  ICT  infrastructure  government-policy  Around-the-web  public-private-partnerships  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Broadband Boondoggles in Southwest Virginia - Bacon's Rebellion
Throughout the Central Appalachian region — Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky — community leaders have a keen understanding that they must find new industries to replace coal. And there is a near universal conviction that any hope to diversify local economies requires high-bandwidth connections to the outside world. This conviction has led to a series of initiatives, some misguided and some on target, to bring broadband to this isolated region.
regional-reports  kentucky  west-virginia  virginia  broadband  economic-development-news  ICT  rural-economic-development  economic-development  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Five months later, Google Fiber turns on its high-speed internet service in Louisville - Insider Louisville
Google Fiber has rolled out its internet service in Louisville’s West End, with its ultra-fast connection going for $70 per month.

City and company officials said that by starting the service in an economically distressed neighborhood, they were sending the message that they are serious about making sure that every resident in Louisville can take part in the information economy.
google-fiber  louisville  ICT  infrastructure  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-401 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
A plan for defending US manufacturers from cyberattacks - TheHill
As the manufacturing sector gets increasingly interwoven with information technology and the Internet of Things, industrial firms are increasingly at risk.
internet-of-things  disaster-planning  risk-management  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  ICT  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
City of Orlando advances new ‘Smart ORL’ initiative, aims to become prototype city for smart cities technologies - Brookings Institution
All across the country, cities are looking to digital technologies to help manage growing urbanization and the risks associated with climate change. Successfully navigating these challenges will ensure that cities maintain their competitiveness and continue to represent great places to live, work, learn, and play.
urban-planning  Metros  orlando  Florida  government-policy  innovation-hubs  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-386 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
How Digital is Your State? - govtech.com
Results of the 2016 Digital States Survey indicate that the effort states are putting into innovation, collaboration and aligning their investments with citizens' priorities has never been higher.
government-policy  infrastructure  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-364  smart-grid  broadband 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s - The New York Times
High-speed internet is finally reaching remote, rural American places, but not through the telecom and cable companies that have wired most of urban America. Instead, local power companies are more often the broadband suppliers — and to bring the service, they are borrowing techniques and infrastructure used to electrify the United States nearly a century ago.
energy  utilities  infrastructure  ICT  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-361  broadband 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Digital Counties Survey 2016: Winners Make Collaboration, Innovation, Civic Engagement Top Priorities - GOVTECH.COM
In this year's survey, the Center for Digital Government recognizes 55 counties that understand technology's value, empower their tech leaders, and implement new ideas to make life better for those who live and work there.
infrastructure  ICT  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  Around-the-web  this-week-358 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Chattanooga, Tenn.'s Muni Broadband Rated Best in the U.S. for Internet Service - GOVTECH.com
According to a Consumer Reports survey, the EPB network owned by the city ranks higher in customer satisfaction than its private-sector competitors.
infrastructure  broadband  chattanooga  Tennessee  Metros  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
The Fast and Fleeting Nature of the Digital Economy - Governing
In Chattanooga, and soon in many more cities, we have the gift of an exciting new technology. It is up to us to move quickly and with determination to make the most of it.
innovation-hubs  broadband  ICT  chattanooga  Tennessee  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-348-top 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
States, Feds See High-Speed Data Infrastructure Key to Economic Growth - SSTI
Getting more people online is vital to the future of the American economy and to shared prosperity, according to the report released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in tandem with the White House announcement. Seeing the potential economic benefits, a number of states, including New York and Alabama, have recently made their own investments in Internet accessibility.
government-policy  infrastructure  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-345 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
The Importance of Energy and ICT Infrastructure in Site Selection as Cloud Computing Broadens - Area Development
Reliance on a community’s telecom and energy infrastructure has heightened the importance of these factors in the location decision-making process for both the providers and users of cloud computing services and the IoT.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  ICT  infrastructure  telecommunications  energy  cloud-solutions 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores - McKinsey & Company
The pronounced gap between the digital “haves” and “have-mores” is a major factor shaping competition at all levels of the economy.
high-tech  innovation  ICT  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-336 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Google Government Innovation Lab Reveals First Prototypes - Government Technology
In California’s Central Valley, Kern County has announced two prototypes envisioned as remedies for a number of civic challenges. The first prototype is what officials call a Virtual Resource Library (VRL), an online hub that once finished, will act as a crowdsourced resource for county services and collaboration. The second prototype is an enterprise app designed to pluck data from departments for countywide analytics.
innovation-centers  Google  kern-county-ca  california  regional-economic-development  ICT  regional-reports  high-tech  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
New Initiatives Drive Rural Broadband Adoption in AL, KY, WI - SSTI
For many states, broadband connectivity is becoming an increasingly important tool used to improve the economic well-being of residents, especially in rural areas.
ICT  broadband  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-319 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
13th Annual Digital Counties Survey - 2015 Results - GOVTECH.com
The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have announced the 2015 Digital Counties Survey winners. The annual survey recognizes leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies.
ICT  infrastructure  government-policy  this-week-313  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Office Workers Rank Internet More Important than Location - Commercial Property Executive
An overwhelming majority of office workers rank reliable internet connectivity as the most important factor in selecting office space, according to a survey released on Friday.
site-selection-factors  ict  office-market  Around-the-web  this-week-312 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Branstad hails high-speed Internet expansion bill - The Des Moines Register
The bill defines broadband service as providing downloads of at least 25 megabits per second, and uploads of at least 3 megabits per second. State officials say about 50 to 60 percent of Iowa currently has access to high-speed Internet service, which is increasingly important to foster the growth of modern agriculture, to connect small businesses to the global marketplace, and to help rural communities and school districts.
iowa  government-policy  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-311 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Featured Indicator: Broadband Adoption - Camoin Associates
The top 10 states in terms of broadband connectivity, defined as the percent of unique IP addresses with average connection speeds greater than 4 Mbps. Delaware ranks first with 96% broadband adoption, followed by Rhode Island with 92%, and Hawaii with 89%. The lowest ranking state (not shown) was West Virginia, with a meager 58% broadband adoption rate.
ICT  broadband  this-week-301  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
According to the New York-based think tank, which has been naming the world’s most Intelligent Community of the Year since it named Singapore in 1999, Canada and Taiwan continue to reach the group’s Top7 regularly. The list also includes two American communities (Columbus and Arlington County), which were on the list in 2014 as well. Following are profiles of the accomplishments for each 2015 Top7 Intelligent Community, as established using the Intelligent Community Forum’s Community Indicators of success:
studies  ranking  smart-cities  ICT  economic-development-news  metros  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The Intelligent Community Forum Announces World’s Smart21 Communities of 2015 - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
Tech is not all there is to a great community.  Some are aspirational but all have launched programs that are innovative, and will do something that most cities, towns and regions have been attempting since the broadband economy emerged: launch a successful and full-scale full revolt against brain drain and the creation of industries that will produce jobs. The Smart21 Communities of 2015 is comprised of five communities from the United States, four communities from Australia, four communities from Taiwan, three communities from Canada, and one community each from Brazil, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya and New Zealand.
metros  ICT  innovation-hubs  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Broadband Speed Ranking: We're No. 14! We're No. 14! - ReadWrite
Akamai’s "State of the Internet" report for the first quarter of 2014 revealed a sorry fact: Compared to other nations, the United States can’t cut the mustard when it comes to broadband speeds.
ICT  broadband  ranking  this-week-280  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing: A Remembrance And A Look Ahead - NPR
Overall, most experts are bullish about U.S. manufacturing, citing these factors: Energy. The shale-gas revolution has cut natural gas prices by two-thirds since 2008. Technology. Wireless intelligence and data analytics are giving manufacturers better control over production. Additive manufacturing. With an additive process, manufacturers can layer on materials to build goods, leaving little waste.
u.s.-manufacturing  ICT  energy  energy-costs  natural-gas  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-279  around-the-web  competitiveness 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Digital States Survey: Which States Are the Best of the Best? - Government Technology
e.Republic's Center for Digital Government examines specific program areas to see which states set the standard for using technology to deliver some of government's most vital services. The result is our 2014 Best Practice Leaders -- seven states that excel in using modern technology and innovative techniques to support key policies and crucial programs, along with two states that showed the biggest improvement in this year's survey.
infrastructure  ICT  technology-based-economic-development  ranking  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing in the Digital World: Identifying & Mitigating Cyber Risks - Gray Construction
For economic reasons, many companies manufacture through the use of these long international supply chains...The problem with that is the longer your supply chain is, the harder it is to secure it.
ICT  global-supply-chain  IT  cyber-security  manufacturing  this-week-274  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Fastest Internet in the U.S.: Which City Will Win the Race? - Next City
The problem of slow speeds and expensive service has solidified as a policy topic worthy of local discussion and action. In just the past few months, city after city has taken steps toward improving community connectivity.
google-fiber  ICT  broadband  metros  economic-development-news  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
The Akamai State of the Internet Report Q1 2014
Overall, a total of 26 states had average connection speeds above the 10 Mbps “high broadband” threshold and all were well above the 4 Mbps “broadband” threshold.
broadband  ICT  infrastructure  this-week-268  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Intelligent Community Forum Names Toronto 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
The citys Prosperity Agenda, a plan that brings together the city’s stakeholders who can and want to contribute to Toronto’s long-term prosperity, is built around a single vision. It is a call to action for a renewed level of investment in the city, as well as cooperation among industry, labor, educators and orders of government to enhance competitiveness and stimulate sustained economic growth for the benefit of all. And, despite the fact that the labor workforce and population have both grown year over year, the unemployment rate in Toronto is at its lowest since 2008.
metros  innovation-hubs  ICT  workforce-development  government-policy  economic-development-news  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
TCC Releases Report on Exports and American Information and Communications Technology - Technology CEO Council
This study explores the importance of ICT exports to states and congressional districts across the United States. All 50 states and 435 congressional districts – plus the District of Columbia – export ICT hardware, software and services. The foreign markets are many, and varied.
ICT  infrastructure  government-policy  studies  industry-organizations  this-week-263  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
3 Ways Microsoft Is Rethinking Its Energy Supply - Forbes
I’m mostly kidding, but maybe we should go back to calling cloud services by one of its earlier names, utility computing. After all, this whole evolution is inspiring high-tech vendors from Apple to eBay to Google to focus far more closely on their relationships with the utility sector or (as is the case with all three of these companies) to invest directly in on-site production. Essentially, they are all getting into the power business in some capacity.
energy  facility-planning  ICT  data-centers  this-week-258  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Google's testing Kansas City waters for small-business Fiber service - Silicon Prairie News
Google Fiber for business seems to be coming closer to fruition. Some Kansas City businesses received emails this week saying Google will do a pilot program for small businesses in the area in exchange for feedback
google-fiber  kansas-city  ICT  this-week-258  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Gigabit boondoggle unwinds in Chicago - AEIdeas
The state of Illinois gave $2 million to Gigabit Squared to wire the Chicago South Side for ultra high speed broadband, and now they want their money back.
ICT  infrastructure  broadband  google-fiber  economic-development-news  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
The Southland Delivers a Solid Economic Performance - Area Development
The southern states have embraced the transition from traditional to knowledge-based economies and work hard to attract new projects and the high-paying jobs that come with them.
economic-development  south  manufacturing  automotive-industry  aerospace  aviation  ICT  agribusiness  life-sciences  energy  fdi  kentucky  tennessee  alabama  mississippi  georgia  south-carolina  north-carolina  matt  regional-reports  area-development-features 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Opelika, Alabama Builds High-Speed On Ramp to the Future
Opelika is developing a comprehensive broadband fiberoptic system, connecting the city and a growing industrial base to the booming global business opportunities of the future.
alabama  broadband  ICT  infrastructure  insider-90  area-development-features 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: Mid-Atlantic Region Drawing High-Tech Investment- Area Development
Some new and creative incentive programs are being provided in the Mid-Atlantic States to help drive the region’s high-tech and other industries.
regional-reports  mid-atlantic  new-jersey  new-york  Pennsylvania  maryland  startup  government-policy  taxes-incentives  ICT 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs: Part III - SSTI
The third installment of SSTIs Tech Talkin Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Delaware, Michigan, Missouri and New Mexico.
technology-based-economic-development  government-policy  high-tech  ICT  infrastructure  this-week-246  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs: Part II - SSTI
The second installment of SSTI’s Tech Talkin’ Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and Virginia.
technology-based-economic-development  government-policy  high-tech  ICT  innovation  this-week-246  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Five Essential Elements of the Digital Workplace - strategy+business
Workplace tools have a strong influence on employees’ motivation, performance, and productivity.
ICT  workplace-design  workforce-mobility  productivity  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Struggles to Keep Pace in Delivering Broadband Service - NYTimes.com
The United States, the country that invented the Internet, is falling dangerously behind in offering high-speed, affordable broadband service to businesses and consumers, according to technology experts and an array of recent studies.
broadband  ICT  infrastructure  this-week-244  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Will ICT Transform Resource Use in 2014? Five Sustainability Predictions for 2014 - Microsoft Green Blog
Better clean-energy systems, smarter building-management tools and new ways of using information technology to boost sustainability will all be factors in business this year, Microsoft's Robert Bernard predicts.
ICT  infrastructure  sustainable-development  facility-planning  this-week-244  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
The Future of Work in an ‘Always On’ World - Ideas Lab
How we work, where we work and the type of work we do is changing—forever—with growing interconnectivity and technological dominance.
workforce-development  workforce-mobility  collabarative-workspace  ICT  this-week-242  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
2013 Digital Cities Winners Announced - Digital Communities
Showcasing this years top practices in public-sector information and communication technology, the 2013 Digital Cities Survey announced its 2013 winners with Boston; Irving, Texas; Avondale, Ariz.; and Palo Alto, Calif., taking first place in their respective population categories.
metros  ICT  innovation-hubs  this-week-239  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
What are The Global megatrends? Future State 2030 - KPMG
Future State 2030 identifies nine global megatrends that are most salient to the future of governments. While they are highly interrelated, the megatrends can broadly be grouped into trends reflecting changes in the status and expectations of individuals, changes in the global economy and changes in the physical environment.
around-the-web  this-week-237  ICT  business-globalization  urbanization 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Burlington, Vt., Partners With U.S. Ignite to Be Next Gig City - Digital Communities
Gigabit cities are sprouting up across the nation, and Burlington, Vt., is the next to join the list. The coastal city that lies 45 miles south of the U.S.-Canadian border launched a partnership with nonprofit U.S. Ignite earlier this month called BTV Ignite to develop gigabit connectivity infrastructure and next-generation applications within the city.
this-week-235  around-the-web  metros  broadband  ICT  infrastructure  burlington-vt 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
We’re Number 9! U.S. Slips in Internet Connection Ranking - Xconomy
Here’s something to add to your decline-of-the-empire files: the U.S. is falling further behind in world rankings of average Internet connection speeds.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  broadband  ICT  studies  ranking  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Where Provo, Utah Intends To Take Google Fiber: 'What If?' - Forbes
Will a 500-person organization relocate because of GoogleFiber? Probably not. But for a 5-20 person company, the likelihood of choosing Provo over other alternatives is good.
this-week-221  around-the-web  utah  metros  google-fiber  ICT  provo 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Google or Not, Cities Pin Hopes on Gigabit Networks - Digital Communities
Smaller cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Tullahoma, Tenn., are popping up in headlines with announcements of their own gigabit fiber networks. Vermont Telephone Company made the news with an announcement of gigabit service availability for $35 a month. As more cities look to Chattanooga, Tenn. and the Google Fiber cities of Kansas City; Provo, Utah; and Austin, Texas, they see a future. These cities, full of hope to boost their local economies and reinvent themselves, want to be a part of the gigabit movement and all that goes with it.
metros  ICT  infrastructure  broadband  this-week-220  around-the-web  kansas-city  austin  provo  google-fiber 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Taichung City, Taiwan Named 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
Taichung was selected through a year-long evaluation that included quantitative analysis of extensive data on the community, site inspections by ICF’s co-founders, and the votes of an expert international jury. An unemployment rate of 4.4% and annual economic output of US$30 billion are part of the story of this city’s success.
intelligent-communities  innovation-hubs  around-the-web  metros  international-location-reports  ICT  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Broadband Policy and Competitiveness - Council on Foreign Relations
Some experts fear the United States is falling behind other developed nations in broadband adoption and performance, but others say such concerns are often exaggerated and unsupported by analysis. In addition, researchers are divided on the competitive benefit of ever faster access and debate the role of government in supporting broadband development.
government-policy  around-the-web  ict  this-week-215  competitiveness  broadband  infrastructure 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
The State of the Internet Q4 2012 Report - Akamai
In the fourth quarter of 2012, states in the Northeast and mid-atlantic regions of the u.S. overwhelmingly dominated the top 10 lists for key connectivity metrics, with utah and Florida the only two out-of-region states to place in the top 10 lists.
around-the-web  broadband  ICT  this-week-212  ranking 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
The Digital Government - strategy+business
How government agencies can use information and communications technology to increase efficiency—and better people’s lives.
innovation-hubs  this-week-208  government-policy  around-the-web  ICT  infrastructure  business-climate 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin' Govs Part V - State Science & Technology Institute
The fifth installment of SSTI's Tech Talkin' Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Connecticut, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Utah. Our first four installments were in the Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 issues of the Digest.
government-policy  around-the-web  this-week-202  ICT  high-tech 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
State and Metropolitan Innovations To Watch - Brookings Institution
For the second year in a row, the Brookings-Rockefeller Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation identified the Top 10 State and Metropolitan Innovations to Watch—actions undertaken by states and metropolitan areas in 2012 that seem ripe for meaningful impact in 2013 and beyond, as well as for replication by other communities.
innovation-hubs  technology-based-economic-development  government-policy  regional-reports  around-the-web  ICT  this-week-200  innovation 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin' Govs: Part III - SSTI
The third installment of SSTI's Tech Talkin' Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana and Michigan. Our first two installments were in the Jan. 9 and Jan. 16 issues of the Digest.
government-policy  technology-based-economic-development  around-the-web  ICT  high-tech  this-week-200 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2013 - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
The following communities, drawn from the Smart21 of 2013, were named to the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2013 based on analysis of their nominations by a team of independent academic experts: Columbus, Ohio, USA; Oulu, Finland; Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Taichung City, Taiwan; Tallinn, Estonia; Taoyuan County, Taiwan; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
around-the-web  ict  metros  international-location-reports  this-week-199  studies  ranking  innovation 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
FCC pushes for gigabit broadband in all 50 states by 2015 - CNET News
FCCs Julius Genachowski challenges service providers and local communities to build such networks, saying communities would turn themselves into innovation hubs that would create valuable jobs.
around-the-web  ICT  broadband  this-week-199 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin' Govs: Part II - State Science & Technology Institute Weekly Digest
The second installment of SSTI's Tech Talkin' Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. Our first installment was in the Jan. 9 Digest.
tech-based-economic-development  high-tech  ICT  government-policy  economic-development-news  this-week-199  around-the-web 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Smart Policy: Building an Innovation-Based Economy - Brookings Institution
Darrell West, Allan Friedman and Walter Valdivia argue that the United States needs smarter technology innovation policies in order to capture the economic advantages of the digital economy and improve long-term growth.
innovation  ict  infrastructure  government-policy  studies  this-week-198  around-the-web 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
The next productivity revolution: the ‘Industrial internet’ - vox
Today’s technological innovation is regarded by many as all about social media and entertainment, with no impact on economic growth. This column argues that such scepticism is premature. A closer look at selected industries suggests that the ‘industrial internet‘ – a network that binds together intelligent machines, software analytics and people – through accelerated adoption of sensors and software analytics, will have a powerful impact on productivity and growth.
around-the-web  This-Week-194  infrastructure  ICT  productivity  high-tech  electronics-industry  innovation 
december 2012 by areadevelopment
The state of broadband in the U.S. [infographic] — Tech News and Analysis
How do prices, speeds and rates of adoption for broadband in the U.S. stack up with the rest of the industralized world? Not as well as you might think. Here are some key facts on the state of broadband.
around-the-web  ICT  infrastructure  broadband  This-Week-192 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Emerging Innovations: Gig City, U.S.A. – Next American City
Right now, Kansas City, on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri line, is serving as a test bed for Google’s groundbreaking experiment in bringing ultra-high-speed Internet to homes at an affordable price.
around-the-web  This-Week-190  infrastructure  ICT  kansas-city  google-fiber  broadband 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Best Practices Rise to the Top in Digital States Survey - Center for Digital Government
Michigan and Utah topped the 2012 Digital States Survey, a comprehensive biennial review of the technology practices of state governments conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG). CDG is the research and advisory division of e.Republic, the company that publishes Government Technology.
around-the-web  This-Week-188  studies  ICT  government-policy  ranking 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
Akamai: Global Average Broadband Speeds Up By 25%, U.S. Up 29% To 6.7 Mbps - TechCrunch
South Korea continues to remain the connection king, with an average connection speed of 15.7Mbps. The U.S., meanwhile, doesn’t make it into the top-10 countries (it’s ranked 12th) but at least it’s speeding up: it is now at 6.7Mbps, up by 29% on last year and 17% from the previous quarter.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  broadband  ICT  studies 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
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