Tribal Communities Create Own Broadband Networks
Access to quality internet connectivity in many tribal and rural communities lags far behind other regions.
Virginia Coalition Calls for Increased Data Center Industry Oversight
Environmental groups voice concern that the states large, and growing, number of data centers is putting unsustainable pressure on natural resources and utility infrastructure.
Making Broadband Investments Count
As connectivity becomes increasingly important to everyday life, policymakers at all levels can take action to streamline broadband infrastructure projects and improve internet access for all communities.
Broadband as Critical Transportation Infrastructure
The future of mobility depends on having a comprehensive, nationwide broadband network capable of supporting new transportation technologies and regulatory needs.
'Guardian Cities' Calls it Quits
Guardian Cities is closing shop after six years as a valued resource on the planning and urbanism Internet.
Top Urban Planning Websites – 2019
Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet gives a taste of the technological and editorial milieu of the urban planning Internet at the beginning of a new decade.
Local Internet Is Faster
More than 300,000 speed tests showed that six of the ten fastest internet service providers were locally run, including the fastest: Sonic in California.
City Planning Technology, 2019 Benchmarking Study
A report on the current state of Internet technologies, policies, and content management systems adopted by 600 cities across the United States, including recommended steps cities should take to improve technology assets in 2019.
New Fiberoptic Cable Infrastructure Is Changing Alaska’s Classrooms
Rural Alaska has some of the least reliable and slowest internet connections in the country, but new cable infrastructure in the Arctic Sea is changing that.
A Texas Community Built for 5G
Developers hope 5G infrastructure will make Frisco Station a hub for self-driving cars, air taxis, and other futuristic technologies.
Big Public-Private Partnership to Reset Internet Infrastructure in San Jose
The city of San Jose's Broadband and Digital Inclusion Strategy is leveraging the private sector to ensure broad inclusion of new Internet technology.
The 'Worst-Connected Cities' in the United States
Here are the cities where residents are the least likely to have a broadband Internet connection in their home.
Private Telcos More Expensive Than Municipal Broadband 85% of the Time
A Harvard study found that, in 27 communities and cities with both private and city owned internet, the municipal broadband was almost always cheaper.
Colorado Town Votes to Go Ahead with Broadband Despite Cable Company's Best Efforts
A media campaign funded by Comcast and CenturyLink failed to stop the ballot initiative in Fort Collins to install universal broadband service delivering gigabit speeds.
5G Broadband Coming in 2018, Says Verizon
The telecommunications company will debut the next-generation technology in three to five cities next year, including Sacramento.
Digital Divide Broadens with Broadband
Accessing the internet is too expensive for many, not just in rural areas but also in cities.
Most Americans Say Cities Should be Able to Build Their Own Broadband Networks
It's illegal for local governments to build broadband service in 20 states, and such legislation is spreading.
City Planning Department Technology Benchmarking Survey 2017
A report on the current state of Internet technology used by 600 cities across the United States, including recommended steps cities should take to improve their technology assets in 2017-2018.
Google Fiber Halts Expansion Plans
Alphabet will likely pursue other ways to deliver high-speed fiber-optic internet service.
No More Browsing the Internet at LinkNYC WiFi Kiosks
A cynical person might say that this is why we can't have nice things.
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