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The middle-mile fiber solution

The middle-mile fiber solution

KentuckyWired is installing some 3,000 miles of open-access, middle-mile, fiber-optic cable that will allow 1,000 government and postsecondary education sites in all 120 counties to be connectivity points for communities.

After Google Fiber fizzles: What’s next for high-speed broadband?

After Google Fiber fizzles: What’s next for high-speed broadband?

Despite Google's parent company Alphabet hitting the brakes, cities still long for affordable gigabit networks for current residents and future businesses.

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State CIOs sketch out priorities for Trump administration

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers plans to release advocacy priorities for the incoming administration.

How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

The Department of Transportation is wrapping up a multiyear pilot that uses sensors on state maintenance vehicle fleets to better predict traffic and weather conditions.

Easing analysis of crowdsourced data

Easing analysis of crowdsourced data

The Civic CrowdAnalytics web application automates analysis of unstructured crowdsourced data using natural language processing and machine learning.

America’s aging voting machines managed to survive another election

America’s aging voting machines managed to survive another election

Many computerized voting machines widely used today do not provide a paper record, forcing voters to trust a system of which they are increasingly skeptical.

Smart inhalers help monitor air pollution

Smart inhalers help monitor air pollution

The AIR Louisville program uses smart connected inhalers that track when, where and how often asthma patients use their devices.

How Rhode Island consolidated its health infrastructure

How Rhode Island consolidated its health infrastructure

RIBridges is a single repository for client information across 48 programs and several agencies.

How challenges turn cities into tech laboratories

How challenges turn cities into tech laboratories

Cities are taking the lead in testing and piloting technologies to tackle traffic, crime and chronic homelessness.

App delivers last-mile options for NC train travelers

App delivers last-mile options for NC train travelers

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is testing an app that integrates public transit information with Uber data to make rail commuting easier.

Creating the accessible website

Creating the accessible website

To make its website more accessible and useful to residents, Marion, Ill., installed software on that adds speech, reading and translation capabilities.

Five fixes for U.S. election systems

5 fixes for U.S. election systems

Two Harvard cybersecurity scholars outline the election risks and recommend several steps for federal and local governments to take after the 2016 elections.

Virginia gets investment for drone workforce

Virginia gets investment for drone workforce

A White House initiative to improve economic development in coal communities will fund training for drone operators in southwest Virginia.

Map-based tools smooth early voting

Map-based tools smooth early voting

Geographic information systems are helping improve the voting experience for both voters and election officials.

FirstNet contract award deadline slips

FirstNet contract award deadline slips

After missing the Nov. 1 deadline, officials said they were moving closer to an award for the national emergency radio network.


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