Sprint Magic Box to Connect Pittsburgh Energy-as-a-Service Project

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Sprint’s Magic Box small cell is being deployed into about 100 buildings in Pittsburgh to provide connectivity to an energy-as-a-service offering. The city has issued an “intent to award contract” to BOSS Controls. The company is working with Sprint, other companies and the city’s Sustainability...Learn More

AT&T, Verizon Spar Over San Jose 5G, Small Cell, Smart City Plans

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AT&T and Verizon today issued dueling press releases about plans for San Jose, California. AT&T, Verizon San Jose plans both involve 5G, small cells and the smart city, with AT&T emphasizing the 5G side and Verizon emphasizing the smart city. The dueling press releases illustrate...Learn More

LUS Fiber Smart City Challenge Paves The Way for Lafayette, La. To Transform Into a Smart City

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LAFAYETTE, La., April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After 24 hours of designing, collaborating and ideating towards better transportation and quality of life in Lafayette, over $10,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to 360 Fuel. Students, city and state leaders, along with members of the...Learn More

Open Access Operator A2D Wins Georgia Smart Gigabit City Deal

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Open access operator A2D has begun work on a broadband middle-mile and fiber-to-the-premises network in Warner Robins, Georgia through a public/ private partnership with the city. A2D will design the network, oversee construction and manage and maintain it but will not offer service directly to...Learn More

Las Vegas is Latest US Ignite Smart Gigabit Community, Sponsored by Cox

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Cox Communications and US Ignite today designated Las Vegas as the newest US Ignite Smart Gigabit Community (SGC). US Ignite’s SGC program is creating “living lab” environments for the next generation of gigabit applications. Las Vegas is the 25th community designated as an SGC. The...Learn More

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

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