Smart meters are a key component — many would say the foundation — of smart electric grids. And for California, they're certainly the driver for the state's grid upgrade. But policy is the map that keeps it all on course.
Electric utilities serving Illinois are ahead of schedule on a massive smart upgrade. The project isn't complete but it's already providing benefits for customers — and jobs and development in the state's communities.
An interesting approach to getting homeless people off the streets of Barcelona uses crowdfunding to help them start a business that matches their talents and skills or find jobs they actually enjoy.
Even in a city like San Francisco, nearly one in five residents don’t have access to high-speed internet. Learn about its effort to be the largest U.S. city with municipal broadband and the difference it could make.
Remember payphones and folding maps? Without a strong digital infrastructure, you city could soon have a lot in common with them. Learn how communications networks unlock the future.
As more cities offer public Wi-Fi to help everyone from under-served populations to tourists, you need to be careful about how you let people connect. Here are the ins and outs of various authentication options.
The steadily increasing use of connected devices and the growing variety of applications developed for them emphasize how important it is for the networks they use to be reliable. And compatibility is a big issue, too.
When the city of St. Albert’s information network was swamped by ever-increasing data flows, officials there knew they needed a better approach. Read the story to learn how citywide connectivity put the city back on track.
It’s time that utilities and cities see each other as essential partners. Read on for Navigant Research’s five key factors for successful smart cities and information on joining an informative webinar.
From emergency management to communications, from smart water to zero waste, here is a look at the areas where cities are currently making their biggest investments.