The Canadian government have revealed its plans to embrace the 'innovation agenda' which it has touted for the last number of years, by inviting cities from all over Canada to come together in order to develop a 'Smart Cities Plan' together.
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Boston’s city leaders and key decision makers are requesting input from the public in relation to smart city initiatives and ideas. Boston has established itself as one of the most innovative cities in the USA. However, it is outlining a more strategic approach to its implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) - and is requesting that the public disclose and submit their ideas and aspirations in order to improve the quality of life for residents of the city.
Canada’s leading telecommunications operator has announced details of a significant funding package aimed at providing high-speed internet access to all, declaring it a vital service that all Canadians are entitled to receive.
Smart-City group Metro-Lab Network have announced the creation of an advisory council which is specifically designed at helping member cities implement its innovative technology projects. The new council aims to provide strategic advice to those who are the forefront of the digitization of cities on a global scale.
American telecommunications giant Verizon has purchased the majority of assets from LQD WiFi LLC as part of its plans to fast track and accelerate its strategy to implement Smart City infrastructure across its platforms. LQD WiFi LLC is a private company based in New York and while the sum of the investment hasn’t been disclosed, it has been widely reported in some quarters to be a significant amount.
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