Archive for July, 2012

Kansas City Launches Gigabit City Summit

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Described as a “global dialog on smart and connected cities,” the Gigabit City Summit series aims to provide a platform for peer cities to exchange ideas and share critical factors in successful adoption and use of high-speed broadband.

Google Connects KC

On Wednesday, June 27th, local broadband talk in Kansas City went global early in the morning at the local Cisco headquarters. Gathering in a state-of-the-art telepresence room, city leaders from both sides of the state line joined a cadre of local and international strategists and smart city experts in discussing ways cities can become smarter by learning from each other.

That inaugural Gigabit City Summit was the first in a 12-part monthly series of teleconferences that will address how high-speed broadband can be harnessed to improve areas of civic life, including education, social justice, digital inclusion, urban innovation, workplace development, healthcare, entrepreneurship, and more.

Learn more here.