Will Connected Communities Ever Rule the World?

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Simply put, Yes! Connected communities are now moving forward in the following locations.         Lexington, Kentucky         Kansas City, Kansas         The State of Kentucky         Lafayette, Louisiana         Morristown, Tennessee         Santa Monica, California         Springfield, Ohio …Just to name a few. Map of citywide fiber connected communities Learn More   This means you will have gigabit fiber to every house run by the city as …

5 Things Your Boss Wishes You Knew About Smart Community

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     The best go to market strategy You need to find an industry connector who can help you discover opportunity, define the landscape, and help you out with relationships if you’re new to city sales.  smartLINK provides this service with many partners by passing timed opportunities or teaming up to solve a tough challenge.      How to team …

5 Laws Anyone Working in Smart City Should Know

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Disclaimer – smartLINK does not offer legal advice and nothing in this message should be deemed as legal advice.   You should contact an attorney for any and all legal matters. Electronic communications networks The Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. § 151 et seq. Background. The Communications Act of 1934 combined and organized federal regulation of telephone, telegraph, and radio …

7 Common Misconceptions About Smart City

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1.    Smart cities are expensive This can be the case depending on how the project is created.   We think of this as a funnel with the connectivity piece being at the bottom and the applications at the top.  The heavy lift is the bottom of the funnel, but it needs to come first so that the applications can be applied.  With …

10 Best Twitter Accounts to Learn About Connected Communities

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10 Best Twitter Accounts to Learn About Connected Communities 1 @CityLab Description: “All things urban, from The Atlantic.” Why you should follow: While we are, of course, partial to Smart Cities Dive news coverage, we can’t ignore that CityLab is an essential follow for anyone wanting to keep up with news and trends coming out of cities. CityLab isn’t industry-focused, …

7 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Smart Community

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What is a smart city? A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently. This includes data collected from citizens, devices, and assets that is processed and analyzed to monitor and manage traffic and transportation systems, power plants, water supply networks, …

The Road to Tomorrow: Streets Need to be as Smart as the Cars Driving on Them

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It’s not enough for future vehicles to be shared and self-driving – a smart upgrade of our cities and streets is also required. Flying-car enthusiasts may plan to make roads redundant, and virtual telecommuting evangelists seek to do away with the need to travel at all – but for now, it’s self-driving lorries or the smaller autonomous vehicles currently being …

Driverless Shuttles may Ferry People at UC and CVG Airport in 2018

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A local group paving the way for self-driving vehicles in Greater Cincinnati hopes to spark a transportation revolution with a driverless shuttle pilot program early next year. University of Cincinnati students and visitors to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport would be among the first to cross the digital divide in the driverless shuttles if the program gets the green light. …

Cities Concentrating on Being Utilities are Winning!

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A sharply increasing disparity in technology continues to deepen the digital divide among peer cities. In fact, smaller cities that leverage their assets, including rights of way, have the opportunity to outperform larger cities in the digital transformation. For example, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, is driving forward projects to improve water utility, power utility, and connectivity as a utility. The Lawrenceburg connectivity …

Smart City Kiosk Enables the Smart City World.

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I will begin this article with the early smart city planning. I will then take you on a journey to where we have landed today and all the benefits that today’s smart city kiosks that will lead us into the future. Through this journey, I hope to help inform city administrators about the potential pitfalls of moving forward with every …