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Cities worldwide aren’t adapting to climate change quickly enough

Remaking cities quickly enough to deal with new climate regimes requires massive investments in new ideas, practices and skills -- an economic opportunity and a chance to increase urban equity.

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Pennsylvania builds high-speed data lane along turnpike

The roadside fiber-optic network will allow the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to upgrade its communications capacity, prepare for smart safety and mobility technology and make broadband available to underserved areas.

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National Smart Coalitions Partnership unites regional efforts

The multistate partnership will encourage collaboration and the advancement of smart technology solutions across regions.

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How streaming entertainment makes rural broadband unsustainable

If the five companies using the most broadband bandwidth contribute more to the costs of providing it, they could help address the digital divide, a new report states.

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Las Vegas tests private network for smart city apps

Las Vegas will be partnering with Cox Communications to use a citizens' broadband radio service private network to test smart-city applications in a local park.

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Disinformation may be the new normal, election officials fear

While most misconceptions about election fraud can be countered by officials being transparent about how vote tabulation works and what security measures are in place, it’s a lot of work.

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Artificial intelligence can help highway departments find bats roosting under bridges

Bridge inspectors will test whether an AI-based screening tool can help identify and document the presence of bats with greater confidence.

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Minnesota launches digital vaccination record

Using the Docket app, Minnesotans can access their immunization records to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

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States’ smartphone exposure notification apps get mixed reviews

While the apps improved the speed and reach of contact tracing, the Government Accountability Office found several challenges limiting app use and the ability of states and others to determine whether the apps were effective.

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Boston launches chatbot, donation platform to strengthen food access

The SMS chatbot and online food donation platform aim to give city residents a centralized, easy-access source for food resource information.

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Legislation proposes restarting the Smart Cities Challenge

The Smart Technologies for Accessible and Resilient Transportation Act seeks to encouraging the adoption of smart transportation technology by renewing the Smart Cities Challenge.

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UI modernization to get boost from new Labor office

The Department of Labor's new Office of Unemployment Insurance Modernization is tasked with managing the $2 billion already allotted to UI initiatives by the American Rescue Plan Act.

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Pittsburgh stands up citywide fiber network

Pittsburgh will connect 131 city facilities on its new unified citywide fiber network as part of the NetPGH initiative.

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FirstNet investigates off-network communications

FirstNet is researching ways to provide off-network broadband communications to public-safety workers.

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4 keys to advancing environmental priorities through collaboration

Tackling climate change requires continued cross-agency collaboration and the right enabling technologies.

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FCC releases wireless broadband map

The Federal Communications Commission released what it called “the first ever standardized look” at mobile broadband coverage from the U.S.’s largest wireless providers.

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Pittsburgh’s mobility platform aims to expand transportation options

Move PGH combines a smartphone app and 25 mobility hubs to give lower income residents a seamless digital and physical framework for getting around the city.

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NYC’s early warning system for infectious diseases

A network of smart thermometers will allow public health officials to analyze data on individual neighborhoods so they can craft policies to control outbreaks of flu or COVID-19.

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Driving a more intelligent, integrated travel experience

Sharing data across systems or even stakeholders is challenging, but it can lead to better travel experiences for Americans, increase the efficiency of transportation and cut down on unnecessary congestion, pollution and expenses.

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California funds broadband infrastructure expansion

A $6 billion multi-year investment will support construction of a state-owned, open-access middle-mile fiber network and last-mile projects.

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