Broadband Breakfast on May 1, 2024 – Smart Cities and Education

With high capacity network, smart cities can revolutionize the future of education.

Broadband Breakfast on May 1, 2024 – Smart Cities and Education

As cities worldwide strive to become "smarter" through connected infrastructure and data-driven innovation, the education sector is poised for transformative change. With high capacity network, smart cities could leverage technologies like internet of things sensors, remote learning platforms, and augmented/virtual reality to optimize school operations, enhance student engagement, and create more equitable learning opportunities. Tune in for a sneak peek into how smart city capabilities can revolutionize the future of teaching and learning.


  • John Stile, Chief Technology & Facilities Officer, Council Bluffs Community School District
  • Bill Maguire, Founder, Connected Communities LLC 
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

John Stile is the Chief Technology and Facilities Officer for Council Bluffs Community School District. He has worked for the district for the past 20 years in various capacities.  John currently is the Chairperson of the Council Bluffs WiFi consortium.  He lives in Council Bluffs Iowa with his wife and 3 children. 

Bill Maguire is founder of Connected Communities LLC and an advisor to local governments, non-profit organizations and technology companies. Prior to founding Connected Communities LLC, Bill served as Chief of Staff for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The $4.7 billion BTOP program supported the deployment of 100,000 fiber network miles connecting 20,000 anchor institutions, including more than 10,000 K-12 schools.  Bill shares his perspective on the transformative power of advanced communications networks, open data, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) via Medium. Bill is a graduate of Reed College and of Union Theological Seminary in New York. 

Breakfast Media LLC CEO Drew Clark has led the Broadband Breakfast community since 2008. An early proponent of better broadband, better lives, he initially founded the Broadband Census crowdsourcing campaign for broadband data. As Editor and Publisher, Clark presides over the leading media company advocating for higher-capacity internet everywhere through topical, timely and intelligent coverage. Clark also served as head of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, a state broadband initiative.

Panelist resources

The Smart City Blueprint for Urban Innovation
At play in Smart Cities: Data collection, smart infrastructure, IoT, communications technologies, regulations and more.

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