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Newly Confirmed Speakers include Mayors, CIOs and Development Leaders
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Summit 2014 has confirmed speakers and panelists for the Master Classes to take place on Wednesday, June 4 including Mayor Rod Shagic of Parkland County, Alberta Canada ,which is developing a reputation across western Canada for its smart strategy for broadband deployment. Two chief information officers - Jack Belcher of Arlington County, Virginia, USA and Dan Babineau of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada - will debate how much communities really   read full article >>
 
 
Stockholm among top smart cities – hailed for integrated telecom and IT network
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm was named the Intelligent Community of the Year in 2009 and this article   read full article >>
 
Seven Communities in search of a brain gain
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Toronto, Canada - Robert Bell writes in the Economic Development Journal of Canada, "The economy of the   read full article >>
 
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Bristol, Virginia, USA (2009)
Thursday, January 1, 2009

Like many rural American communities, Bristol Virginia owns and operates its own electric company, Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU).  City-owned and cooperative utilities are a legacy of the last wave of rural development in the United States, which focused on electrification.  In 1998, Bristol's city council voted to allow BVU to construct a fiber-optic backbone to improve communications and control among its eight electric substations.  By 2000, BVU had extended the network to local schools and government offices to support telephone, data and broadband Internet.  It spurred demands from local businesses to provide service to them.  So, in 2001, the council and BVU agreed to begin offering fiber-to-the-user (FTTU) service, branded OptiNet, to all residents and businesses. 

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Summit 2014
Date: June 4 - 5, 2014
The ICF Summit is an international gathering of mayors, chief administrative officers, chief More>>
 
Smart Cities Summit in Morocco
Date: June 9 - 10, 2014
The first International Summit for Smart Cities in North Africa will take place in Ifrane, Morocco More>>
 
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New Taipei City attracts visitors who want to lean about Intelligent Community Success
New Taipei City, Taiwan - Recognition as a Top7 Intelligent Community is attracting the interest of visitors from Japan, Vietnam and the Netherlands seeking to learn from New Taipei ways to improve their communities. Read
 
Canadian digital strategy isn't very smart
Toronto, Canada - John Jung, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum was the keynote speaker at the annual Smart City Summit in Toronto as experts such as Jung and city leaders spoke about what it takes to be
 
The Smart Cities of the Future
Padua, Italy - Ten Italian cities set aside one week in March to examine the ways to improve the economic and cultural life of urban centres. La Stampa newspaper did a series of stories and included advice from Lou
 
 
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OneCommunity speeds up its revenue stream
OneCommunity's blazing-fast Internet service isn't just for nonprofits anymore. The Cleveland-based organization has formed a for-profit subsidiary, Everstream, that recently started signing contracts with private
 
Fast Internet Is Chattanooga’s New Locomotive
For thousands of years, Native Americans used the river banks here to cross a gap in the Appalachian Mountains, and trains sped through during the Civil War to connect the eastern and western parts of the Confederacy. In the
 
Broadband Boosts GDP Growth and Household Income
In this presentation, Professor Erik Bohlin summarizes and supports two studies: a macro-economic study of broadband's impact on overall economic growth, and a micro-economic study of the impact of broadband speed on
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


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