Bringing in participants from Amsterdam, Switzerland and all around the U.S. on Oct. 24, the Gigabit Summit Roundtable #4 kicked off its global discussion with the theme "Advanced Degrees and Certificate Programs for Gigabit City Leadership, Education, Business and Smart-City Planning". The panel focused primarily on the collaborative planning across city industries with technology sectors. ... continue reading »
With so many fiberhoods in Kansas City qualified for Google Fiber, one of the real excitements is the number of public service buildings that will be fitted with free fiber when construction gets into full swing—especially Kansas City schools. But with Google’s habit of vague and limited information, some schools still have more than a handful of questions before they can sit back and enjoy the fiber benefits. ... continue reading »
With only two weeks left in Google's rally to pre-register for fiber in Kansas City, community efforts are becoming more and more important in order to incite interest in areas that are still a ways off from meeting the required numbers for their fiberhood. The Local Investment Commission (LINC) is trying a local tactic to get residents invested in a program that would provide free gigabit speed to public services in the area.
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A group of young leaders from the Alliance Management Leadership Institute used the Google Fiber project as a case study and presented some thoughts about the digital divide to the Mayor's Bistate Innovations Team. ... continue reading »
Several factors determine how and whether minorities engage with the Internet, according to a study by the FCC. ... continue reading »