Communications Networks

November 06, 2017

Mozilla awarded $275,000 this week across 18 projects leveraging gigabit-speed internet to innovate within their cities. The Gigabit Community Fund has granted more than $800,000 to more than 60 winners in its four years, the grants themselves ranging from $5,000 to $28,000 each.

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October 02, 2017

The very recent Equifax data breach was another ominous “wake-up call.” Americans were reminded once again that our data networks are very vulnerable.  More significant, though, is the fact that cyberattacks don’t just involve data breaches.

September 29, 2017

Detected vulnerabilities pose a threat to intelligent traffic lights and street lighting; electronic road signs; information displays at bus stops; and other smart city features that are commonly connected to mobile networks of the fourth generation. Positive Technologies revealed these flaws in... read more

September 21, 2017

FirstNet has landed its most populous state to date, with Texas announcing that it has opted in to the build-out of the public safety LTE network by AT&T. Idaho and Maryland also opted in to FirstNet this week, bringing the total count of opt-in states to 23 out of the 56 U.S.

September 07, 2017

Despite the continued proliferation of the internet and new digital devices, many low-income communities still lack internet access.

August 30, 2017

Indianapolis has been named as the most 'connected city' in the United States. The state is recognized as a continued leader identified when it comes to embracing technology and innovation in order to bridge the 'digital divide'. Mobilitie which is America's largest privately-owned wireless... read more

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August 22, 2017

Thanks to cell phones, citizens are more connected than ever. This trend shows no signs of slowing, so governments have an opportunity to leverage this connectivity toward improved services and innovative strategies.

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August 04, 2017

The cities of the future will be reliant on high-speed broadband infrastructure, but getting to that point presents significant obstacles.

July 19, 2017

The Wireless Broadband Alliance is continuing its support for a global Wi-Fi roaming network of public hot spots that has significantly expanded since the WBA launched the project last year. The City Wi-Fi Roaming project started as a celebration of World Wi-Fi Day last year and has been... read more

July 17, 2017

Earlier this year, Verizon and Ericsson used one race, the Indianapolis 500, to try and get ahead in another one - the race to be the first to roll out 5G wireless technology to the masses. While the trial was no doubt a step in the right direction, like most 5G testing it was still done in a... read more

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