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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.

July 31, 2019 - Vice

Fiber Optic Cable

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.

December 15, 2017 - Smart Cities Dive

Fiber Optic Cable

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.

April 14, 2017 - The Verge

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This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

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Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.