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This piece describes the potential for the FirstNet network to support innovation, including developments in the Internet of Things and smart-city technologies. It also cites partnerships as essential to this progress, particularly among first responders.
This resource describes the Fiber Optic Master Plan for the City of San Leandro, California. It discusses such recent initiatives as the deployment of public Wi-Fi, high-speed connectivity to schools, and smart LED street lights. The piece also offers actions federal and state government leaders can take to help close the digital divide.
This piece describes connectivity initiatives by the City of Mesa, Arizona. It calls upon Congress to eliminate state broadband barriers, invest in federal broadband deployment programs, and preserve local land-use authority.
A paper from January 2018 that highlights research related to the impact of broadband and its applications on economic development, migration and civic engagement, education, telework, telehealth, smart cities, and agriculture.
This compilation of video resources includes discussions from cities and utility companies about their partnership business models, how to build shared goals, and best practices for project implementation. The resource covers both broadband partnerships and other smart city applications.
This resource defines equity and explores how cities can align technology programs with equity goals. It also includes best practices and a resource list for communities seeking to create equitable communities through technology.
This video features Syracuse, New York, Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Tifft discussing the city’s effort to develop a multi-year, smart city roadmap with near-term pilot projects. The projects are designed to collect data from new sensors and camera-based systems. She also describes the city’s priorities and why the local government is investing in digital infrastructure.
In this video, Mayor David Berger of Lima, Ohio discusses the importance of railway infrastructure in Lima, but adds that railway crossings can lead to traffic congestion. Mayor Berger talks about partnering with several state agencies, network provider Spectrum, and US Ignite to create and test a system of sensors as a potential solution for rerouting vehicles and minimizing backups.
This playbook from US Ignite shares the experiences and lessons from community leaders and on-profit partners as discussed during the Smart City Connectivity workshop on 2019. Leaders discuss how to fit connectivity into the context of community planning, how to partner with the private sector, and developing pathways for scalable projects.
This resource is a collection of lessons gathered from US Ignite's 2018 workshop on deploying wireless networking equipment, small cell sites, public Wi-Fi, and Internet of Things sensors. The playbook combines insights from local government, industry, and nonprofit organizations.
This resource announces the $20 million investment into DigitalC from Project OVERCOME, the National Science Foundation, and Schmidt Futures. DigitalC provides some of the highest wireless bandwidths to homes in Greater Cleveland’s unserved and underserved areas, along with training and access to devices. The grant will help expand capacity to provide access and accelerate adoption of broadband connectivity infrastructure throughout the city.
This resource collects examples of how Project OVERCOME helped deploy novel broadband technology solutions to underserved communities in both rural and urban settings. Implementing a technological solution is only part of the challenge, while another major piece is to encourage community engagement. The communities that benefitted from Project OVERCOME programs used different methods to engage community members, such as ice cream socials and community building projects.
The Resource Library is a curated collection of expert broadband resources, including funding guides, policy analyses, how-tos, and more. Every resource has been verified by the CTC Energy & Technology team, drawing on their more than forty years of expertise. The library is continuously updated as new resources are submitted for review. Search the resource library to find analysis, explainers, and case studies to answer your broadband questions.
The National Broadband Resource Hub is made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and Schmidt Futures. The site is administered by the Broadband Equity Partnership.