AT&T Smart Cities Portfolio Now Includes Infrastructure Monitoring

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Smart Cities Structure Monitoring will join a growing AT&T smart cities portfolio of IoT infused products. The new service aims to increase safety by finding and alerting officials of dangerous infrastructure. The carrier notes that much infrastructure in the United States is old – more...Learn More

Thirteen Additional Communities Gain NTCA Smart Rural Communities Designation

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NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association announced thirteen rural communities have been designated as Smart Rural Communities during their Fall Conference, taking place in Philadelphia this week. The NTCA  Smart Rural Communities program was launched back in 2013. The program aims to recognize and designate rural communities...Learn More

TIA, QuEST Forum to Merge

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In a consolidation of two associations dedicated to the interests of the telecommunications industry, QuEST Forum will become part of The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). When the definitive TIA, QuEST Forum agreement is finalized, the QuEST Forum “community will become an active part of TIA,”...Learn More

Nokia Analytics to Underlie C Spire Smart City Trial

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A C Spire smart city trial in Ridgeland, Mississippi will include smart lighting and traffic analytics with the goal of saving costs, improving quality of life and enhancing economic development opportunities, the carrier said today. C Spire is partnering with Nokia to provide connectivity, services...Learn More

Comcast MachineQ IoT Platform Extended to 12 Markets

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Comcast announced yesterday that it has extended the Comcast MachineQ IoT (Internet of Things) platform to 12 additional U.S. markets. MachineQ uses LoRaWAN protocol to support widely distributed IoT endpoints. The LoRa technology, which is being supplied by Semtech, meets the significant challenges of IoT...Learn More

ATIS Smart City Roadmap: 3D Geolocation, Crowdsourcing, LPWAN

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Crowdsourced data, low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology and 3D geolocation are all poised to be important elements of the smart city, argues the Alliance for Telecom Industry Solutions (ATIS) in a report released last week. Edge computing and artificial intelligence also are important...Learn More

Fargo Becomes Midco’s First “Gig City”

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March 29, 2017 – Fargo, ND: Devoted to providing innovative services to the Northern Plains, Midco® has named Fargo its first “Gig City.” This means Midco is delivering service 35 times faster than the average high-speed internet to its entire Fargo service area. “This is...Learn More

Eugene, Lafayette Join Gigabit Community Fund, Gain Funding for Gig Apps

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Mozilla, the National Science Foundation and public-private partnership US Ignite  announced that Eugene, Oregon and Lafayette, Louisiana are the two latest inductees into the Gigabit Community Fund that the three organizations created in 2014. Mozilla, NFS and US Ignite will provide a total of $300,000...Learn More

US Ignite Reverse Pitch Events Target Smart Gigabit Communities

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U.S. Ignite, the public-private partnership behind the nationwide Smart Gigabit Communities program, is taking a novel approach in a bid to spur development of next-generation Internet and Smart City technologies. Working with local partner organizations, the organization is sponsoring a series of US Ignite reverse...Learn More

Kansas City Smart City Initiatives Yields Benefits

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The first compilation of Kansas City Smart City data was released yesterday. Sharing the data and information with 18 other cities, five federal agencies and two other countries, Smart City project leaders explain how strategic use of Big Data analysis is helping KC improve commonly...Learn More

AT&T Partners for Atlanta Smart City Project

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AT&T joined with Current, powered by GE, and Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power to test intelligent lighting solutions in Atlanta. The Atlanta smart city project adds momentum to the growing smart city movement in progress across the U.S. Utilities are pivotal players in Smart City...Learn More

Texas Designated Automated Vehicle Proving Ground for Connected Car R&D

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Lone Star State urban centers, towns and diminishing wide, open country is likely to see a lot more in the way of automated vehicles (AV) in this and coming years. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) announced it had designated Texas an Automated Vehicle Proving...Learn More

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