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Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 named by Intelligent Community Forum
Thursday, January 22, 2015
New York, New York – January 22, 2015 - The Intelligent Community Forum announced the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 earlier today in an online event hosted by Finland’s former Minister of Communications, Suvi Linden. The Top7 list included cities and towns from 5 different nations, three communities from the United States, one from Australia, one from Brazil, one from Canada, and one from Taiwan. In alphabetical order, the   read full article >>
The Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 Has Been Released
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Brussels, Belgium - The Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership notes that the Top7   read full article >>
Four Reasons to Attend the ICF Summit in Toronto
Monday, February 23, 2015
John Jung co-founder writes in Digital Communities about the four key reasons and many other reasons why   read full article >>
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Columbus, Ohio, USA (2013)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

clientuploads/Images/Columbus-Streetscape-140.gifWith an economically and racially diverse population, the city trails the US average in terms of per capita income, but has America’s highest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies per capita.  The success of Columbus has been forged through collaboration among city government, academic institutions, businesses and nonprofits.  Business and institutional leaders have created nonprofits that engage in downtown development, education, healthcare and cultural projects, as well as the public-private TechColumbus, which works to leverage the region’s research and technology assets into startup companies.  Having added 15,000 net new jobs in the last decade, the Columbus metro region is one of few old industrial regions to reverse a “brain drain” and, in 2007-2009, show net in-migration for the first time in decades.

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Summit 2015
Date: June 9 - 11, 2015
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Net Neutrality: Bad in Theory, Good in Practice? Intelligent Community Forum
Philadelphia, USA - Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum writes in Innovation Daily about the historic vote by the FCC to treat broadband as a utility service. Read the full story at
Nairobi Named Africa's "Most Intelligent Community"
Washington, USA - CitiScope, reports that the Intelligent Community designation is an indication that Nairobi is embracing technology and innovation. Read the full story at citiscope.org.
Nairobi Named Africa's Most Intelligent Community
Cambridge, USA - Government Innovators Network, a part of Harvard University, notes the 2015 Intelligent Community designation of Nairobi as the most tech-savvy African metropolis two years in a row. Read the full story at
The City in the Sun Has Become the City in the Jam
Traffic congestion is a major problem for Nairobi, an Intelligent Community in 2014 and 2015. Read the full story at nation.co.ke.
Rural Ireland Needs Better Broadband to Compete Globally
Every second Friday, Independent TD Stephen Donnelly hosts a meeting of interested parties, businesses and residential, solely on the issue of broadband. Wicklow, which he represents, is a microcosm of the whole country
Quitman Honored at MEDC Awards Banquet
The state of Mississippi recently recognized Quitman, MS for its work to gain 1 Gigabit Internet service for the community. Mayor Eddie Fulton and led the drive to work with C-Spire to bring in the service. Mayor Fulton is a

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