Communications Networks

March 24, 2017

The tipping point came in 2014. That was the year that mobile Internet access surpassed desktop access for the first time. Since then, the usage disparity between desktop and mobile continues to grow. Today, as local governments are feeling the pressure of constrained budgets and limited workday... read more

March 20, 2017

Sacramento's active efforts to streamline installation of 5G networks was likely part of the reason Verizon choose the city for its pilot.

February 28, 2017

The future of connectivity is closer than you think. 5G, the next iteration of wireless broadband, promises to offer high-speed, low-latency services, hailing networks that will enable the millions of sensors necessary for the rollout of the Internet of Things (IoT) across the country.

February 10, 2017

Think government could be doing a better job with its digital communications? You're not alone. Most in government think so too, at least according to one recent survey. Among city and county workers, only 5 percent rated their agencies "outstanding" in effective citizen engagement.

February 10, 2017

Think about how urban transportation strategy would change if citizens could travel by laptop or mobile device to a doctor visit.

February 09, 2017

That's what Mesa, Arizona, has found as it's installed an elaborate network of conduits and fiber during routine street improvement projects. Next Century Cities will host a regional broadband summit in Mesa, Arizona, for the first time April 17-18, a milestone for a municipality that built its... read more

February 03, 2017

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy rocked the East Coast in a way the region was largely unprepared for. While the Gulf states have had plans in place for withstanding hurricanes, the northeast dedicated significantly less resources to hurricane preparedness.

400,000 customers without power. 400 transmission system structures destroyed. Successful outage management strategy is driven by business-critical use cases and supported by a single communication network.


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January 31, 2017

Large IoT systems usually have more than one job and need to work with other systems to be effective. Simplifying all this is one of the main things enterprise IoT platforms are designed to do.

January 27, 2017

CIVIQ Smartscapes will begin installing kiosks with free Wi-Fi near transit stops around Miami-Dade under an agreement approved by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners this week. Free Wi-Fi will also be available on all public transit buses and trains, under terms of the deal.

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