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Why Smart Cities Will Be the Key Future Driver for Internet of Things Applications

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Broadband Breakfast Insight: A good roundup piece highlighting the crucial role that cities will play in the future of internet of things (IoT). Consumer gadgets have been the initial driver, but it is in civic applications that full potential will be realized. See Drew Clark’s piece on “What the Internet of Things means for local government.” -> 

Some of the same technologies used in Japan will be put to work in Colorado to make highways smarter and safer.

Panasonic officials trumpeted a “strategic alliance” with Disney theme parks during their Wednesday press conference at CES 2017, bringing none other than Mickey Mouse on stage to do it.

But they turned serious, bringing on Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to discuss Pena Station Next, the 282-acre residential, mixed-use development that is home to Panasonic’s Enterprise Solution Division.

Smart streetlights that automatically adjust to the time of night and light levels have already gone in. French-made, driverless shuttles will start running this year, and an “iconic” quarter-mile-long LED sign near the Denver International Airport is planned, Hancock told a packed room at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Hancock called these “foundational opportunities” that will be the underpinning for the smart city to come.

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Source: CES 2017: Honing in on Smart Cities, Intelligent Highways and Airport Robots

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US Telecom Report on American vs. European Broadband, COVID Patent Policy, A ‘Dark Force’ in Utah

This was not the first time Darth Vader strode into a council chamber, but this time he had positive news.

Benjamin Kahn

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Photo courtesy UTOPIA Fiber


Broadband Breakfast Insight: A good roundup piece highlighting the crucial role that cities will play in the future of internet of things (IoT). Consumer gadgets have been the initial driver, but it is in civic applications that full potential will be realized. See Drew Clark’s piece on “What the Internet of Things means for local government.” -> 

Some of the same technologies used in Japan will be put to work in Colorado to make highways smarter and safer.

Panasonic officials trumpeted a “strategic alliance” with Disney theme parks during their Wednesday press conference at CES 2017, bringing none other than Mickey Mouse on stage to do it.

But they turned serious, bringing on Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to discuss Pena Station Next, the 282-acre residential, mixed-use development that is home to Panasonic’s Enterprise Solution Division.

Smart streetlights that automatically adjust to the time of night and light levels have already gone in. French-made, driverless shuttles will start running this year, and an “iconic” quarter-mile-long LED sign near the Denver International Airport is planned, Hancock told a packed room at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Hancock called these “foundational opportunities” that will be the underpinning for the smart city to come.

[more…]

Source: CES 2017: Honing in on Smart Cities, Intelligent Highways and Airport Robots

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OneWeb Air Force Contract, Municipal Broadband Support, N.C. Bill To Force Electric Co-ops To Pay More

Air Force signs with OneWeb, few Americans want muni build ban, N.C. bill wants electrical co-ops paying for ISP-ready poles.

Benjamin Kahn

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Photo of North Carolina Senator Kevin Corbin


Broadband Breakfast Insight: A good roundup piece highlighting the crucial role that cities will play in the future of internet of things (IoT). Consumer gadgets have been the initial driver, but it is in civic applications that full potential will be realized. See Drew Clark’s piece on “What the Internet of Things means for local government.” -> 

Some of the same technologies used in Japan will be put to work in Colorado to make highways smarter and safer.

Panasonic officials trumpeted a “strategic alliance” with Disney theme parks during their Wednesday press conference at CES 2017, bringing none other than Mickey Mouse on stage to do it.

But they turned serious, bringing on Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to discuss Pena Station Next, the 282-acre residential, mixed-use development that is home to Panasonic’s Enterprise Solution Division.

Smart streetlights that automatically adjust to the time of night and light levels have already gone in. French-made, driverless shuttles will start running this year, and an “iconic” quarter-mile-long LED sign near the Denver International Airport is planned, Hancock told a packed room at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Hancock called these “foundational opportunities” that will be the underpinning for the smart city to come.

[more…]

Source: CES 2017: Honing in on Smart Cities, Intelligent Highways and Airport Robots

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Boost Bundles TeleHealth, $100M For South Dakota Broadband, Frequencz Gets Financing

Boost is bundling telehealth services, South Dakota planning $100 million for broadband, Frequencz gets $4 million in capital.

Benjamin Kahn

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem


Broadband Breakfast Insight: A good roundup piece highlighting the crucial role that cities will play in the future of internet of things (IoT). Consumer gadgets have been the initial driver, but it is in civic applications that full potential will be realized. See Drew Clark’s piece on “What the Internet of Things means for local government.” -> 

Some of the same technologies used in Japan will be put to work in Colorado to make highways smarter and safer.

Panasonic officials trumpeted a “strategic alliance” with Disney theme parks during their Wednesday press conference at CES 2017, bringing none other than Mickey Mouse on stage to do it.

But they turned serious, bringing on Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to discuss Pena Station Next, the 282-acre residential, mixed-use development that is home to Panasonic’s Enterprise Solution Division.

Smart streetlights that automatically adjust to the time of night and light levels have already gone in. French-made, driverless shuttles will start running this year, and an “iconic” quarter-mile-long LED sign near the Denver International Airport is planned, Hancock told a packed room at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Hancock called these “foundational opportunities” that will be the underpinning for the smart city to come.

[more…]

Source: CES 2017: Honing in on Smart Cities, Intelligent Highways and Airport Robots

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