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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...

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...

Trump blockade of Huawei fizzles in European 5G rollout

Even though the Trump administration has campaigned to convince European allies to ban China’s Huawei from its telecom networks, Europe is still trying to “balance concerns about growing Chinese influence with a desire to increase business with the region’s secon...

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...

Gov. Lee announces $14.8M in broadband grants to expand service in 17 counties

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants. The grants are part of a plan to expand broadband service to “more than 8,300 households and businesses across 17 Tennessee counties.” In a statement, Gov. Lee said he is “comm...

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