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The Intelligent Community Forum Announces World’s Smart21 Communities of 2015
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
New York - 21 October 2014 – The Intelligent Community Forum today named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2015. This select group of communities will now be in contention for the prestigious designation of Intelligent Community of the Year in June 2015. “We have started the search for Toronto’s successor,” said Louis Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, and he added, “More important,   read full article >>
 
 
Cities Need to Re-Think Who They Are Says Expert, Robert Bell
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Toronto, Canada - The Toronto Sun reports in detail on the speech by Robert Bell in Toronto where he   read full article >>
 
Intelligent Cities in the 21st Century
Friday, November 21, 2014
Montreal, Canada - Radio-Canada did an extensive interview with Lou Zacharilla, co-founder of the   read full article >>
 
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Seoul, South Korea (2002)
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

In 2001, Frost & Sullivan named South Korea the world’s leader in broadband deployment, and Seoul, the capital and primary population center, is the hotbed of the phenomenon.  Year-on-year, the number of subscribers grew 59% from 2000 to 2001.  According to the OECD, there were 23 million broadband users in Korea by the end of 2001, 50% of the online population, including 8 million individual subscriptions.  This achievement is the product of strong government policy in support of broadband services.  Three years ago, the Ministry of Information and Communications made broadband infrastructure a high priority, reflecting the goals of President Kim Dae Jung.  The government began to invest in networks for its agencies, schools and universities and offered US$400 million in loans to carriers for infrastructure construction.  This led first Korea Telecom and then its competitors to invest an estimated $10 billion in network development.

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Smart City Expo - Montreal
Date: December 10 - 12, 2014
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT FOR SMART CITIES The event aims to examine how citizens can play a more active More>>
 
2015 Intelligent Community Forum in Taichung & ICF Top7 Announcement
Date: January 22 - 23, 2015
Purpose: Taichung City has continued its efforts to promote the Intelligent Community Movement More>>
 
Summit 2015
Date: June 9 - 11, 2015
The ICF Summit is an international gathering of mayors, chief administrative officers, chief More>>
 
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Taitung Named in List of Smart Communities
Taipei, Taiwan - The Taipei Times reports that Taitung County is on the 2015 Smart21 list as are Changhua County, New Taipei City and Taoyuan County also in Taiwan. Read the full story at taipeitimes.com.
 
Tech: Smart Cities Need to Rethink Who They Are
Toronto, Canada - Nebulix of Toronto, posted a story written by Duncan McAllister about Robert Bell's speech to nearly one thousand members of Canada's planning community. Read the full story at nebulix.com.
 
Taitung City Among the World's Smart21 for 2015
Hualein, Taiwan - Keng Sheng Daily News reports on Taitung's first time success at being selected as a Smart21 community. Read the fully story at ksnews.com.tw.
 
 
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Intelligent Community Marker Proposed for Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Canada - Metro News of Winnipeg reports there is a suggestion that in order to mark Winnipeg's success as a globally recognized Intelligent Community Winnipeg should follow the lead of Columbus, Ohio and put up a
 
AT&T to 'Pause' Gigabit Internet Rollout until Net Neutrality is Settled
AT&T said this week that it will "pause" its gigabit Internet rollout until it has a better idea of what the government will do regarding net neutrality. In April, AT&T committed to expanding its ultra-fast fiber
 
Happy World Cities Day
Introducing World Cities Day 2014 (WCD 2014) on 31 October! It is the very first commemoration of the Day since its formation, and its special theme is Leading Urban Transformations. Find information on the Establishment
 
 

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