A handful of American cities are hoping to become testing grounds for a new fiber optic Internet connection being offered by Google. To catch the company's eye, many of these cities are making concerted -- and sometimes audacious -- efforts.
Mar 23, 2010 NPR
We may not be driving flying cars, but the futuristic city is here -- in the form of a more intimate connections, communication technologies and social interactions. Former Planetizen Managing Editor Christian Madera discusses.
Feb 13, 2010 Next American City
In one North Carolina county, the land development process -- from permitting to building plan submission to inspection -- is now organized under one electronic, online system.
Jan 28, 2010 Government Technology
The U.S. Federal Government has released a new online tool to help in the collection of feedback and ideas from the general public.
Jan 22, 2010 CNET
The application period has opened for federal stimulus grants to fund broadband Internet access projects in underserved areas. The response has been overwhelming.
Aug 31, 2009 USA Today
When Lafayette, Louisiana set out to build a high-speed fiber optic data network, legal challenges caused major delays. Other cities are likely to experience the same issues as they try to expand their information infrastructure.
Aug 23, 2009 Governing
Telecommuting should be considered an aspect of transportation, according to this piece from <em>New Geography</em>.
Jul 10, 2009 New Geography
The city of San Jose decides against adding filters to public library computers to block websites with pornography.
Apr 25, 2009 San Jose Mercury News
This piece from <em>NPR</em> looks at the debate over plans to use more than $7 billion from the stimulus plan to expand broadband Internet access in rural areas.
Feb 19, 2009 NPR