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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...

Communication breakdown could imperil the 5G rollout

Before 5G can come to New York, the city will have to speed up the process of granting access to light and traffic poles, which will be crucial parts of the 5G infrastructure in the areas of greatest demand. This is the complaint several telecommunications companies have been maki...

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...

As New Orleans rolls out first 5G devices, some residents see an unwelcome addition

In light of small cell deployments throughout New Orleans, there is a debate over safety concerns. Some residents have expressed concern over the devices’ proximity to homes. One resident, Harvey Stern, opposes the devices “chiefly because he is concerned about the eff...

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...

City Council considers blocking any future sale of Baltimore's 700-mile underground conduit system

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is the lead sponsor on a bill filed yesterday that would seek a charter amendment in November 2020 to permanently revoke the authority of city officials to sell “Baltimore’s 700-mile, century-old unde...

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