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'Nodes' are popping up all over Charlotte. Here's why.

Crown Castle has installed 130 small cell towers in Charlotte and has mapped out possible locations for 70 more. Crown Castle Government Affairs Manager Ann Brooks said that, "Crown Castle shares the city of Charlotte's commitment to making it one of the most connected cities in t...

Chicago task force drafts roadmap for future of city mobility

The transportation task force in Chicago, IL commissioned by Mayor Rahm Emanuel published a report with more than 50 recommendations “to improve city mobility, including launching an e-scooter pilot and an autonomous vehicle pilot.” The report “outlines innovativ...

Racine, Foxconn strike smart cities deal

Foxconn’s Wisconsin subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding with the city of Racine, WI outlining a partnership for the development of smart city technologies, including developing applications to improve public safety and security, buildings, mobility and transp...

Virginia electric utilities wiring rural areas for broadband

Virginia lawmakers have taken steps to address geographic disparities in broadband coverage by passing a bill that will give the state’s two largest electric utilities, Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power, the green light to provide broadband internet service to unserved a...

Smart Cities Council announces 10 finalists in Readiness Challenge

The Smart Cities Council announced 10 finalists in its 2019 North American Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, including Baltimore; Dallas; Edmonton, Canada; Jersey City, NJ; Montgomery, AL; Palm Coast, FL; Racine, WI; Cleantech San Diego; the North Florida Smart Region Coalition; a...

Is 5G technology coming to New Orleans? City Council approves framework that could make it happen

The New Orleans City Council signed off Thursday on rules governing wireless networks that will soon be operating locally — technology that council members said could aid their use of data to drive government decisions and put New Orleans on a par with other forward-looking ...

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