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LA Councilmember Proposes Municipal Broadband Feasibility Study

Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Krekorian has introduced a motion to study the feasibility of a municipal broadband network that would provide at-cost high-speed Internet to the city's local businesses and residents. The motion calls for a study in

The Quest for Digital Equity

Digital equity refers to whether people can access and effectively use the technology necessary to participate in modern society. Another phrase, “digital inclusion,” denotes efforts to remedy deficits in digital equity.

Public Opinion Often Sets Privacy Standards for Smart City Tech

 As cities have begun to collect and release unprecedented amounts of data, questions about citizen privacy have become increasingly relevant.

Preparing for the End of Net Neutrality, City Tech Leaders Warn of Widening Digital Divide

As municipal governments in New York City, Seattle and elsewhere vocally oppose a repeal, leaders also say they are preparing resources to monitor its impact once it happens.  City gov tech leaders said that a repeal is all but certain to make it

City Gov Tech Leaders Protest as FCC Prepares to Repeal Net Neutrality

Government technology leaders throughout the country have once again condemned a plan to repeal net neutrality regulations proposed by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai.New York City Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño i

Kansas City Maps Data Related to Digital Inclusion

There’s no exact metric for gauging if Kansas City (MO) is the smartest city on our continent at present, but it’s doubtful that many other US cities would want to call CIO Bob Bennett out on the legitimacy of his claim.