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Mar. 10, 2011 10:00 am

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge to support Freedom Rings initiative: Mayor Nutter [Video]

Nearly half a million dollars in consulting and technology support from IBM that yesterday were pledged to the City of Philadelphia are more about education than gadgets. The Smarter Cities Challenge, announced fall 2010, is a three-year initiative from IBM that will spread $50 million in services and tools to 100 city governments in the […]

Mar. 8, 2011 11:00 am

Digital Philadelphia: what it is, where it’s going and why you need to get involved

Two years ago this May, the City’s Digital Philadelphia initiative bore public birth. Some movement has been made and details secured, but what can we expect to come? In front of 75 people at a Refresh Philly gathering in May 2009, then City of Philadelphia Chief Information Officer Allan Frank introduced an IT overhaul plan […]

Feb. 24, 2011 11:00 am

‘Give us the data that is ours:’ Digital Philadelphia Code for America open gov event [VIDEO]

City government collects the people”s data, and the people need to take it back. That proved something of a theme of Wednesday night’s Digital Philadelphia Open Data event sponsored by Young Involved Philadelphia and Technically Philly. Held in the beautiful third-floor theater of the Gershman Hall thanks to the Corzo Center of the University of […]

Nov. 29, 2010 11:30 am

State launches interactive broadband map

After nearly a year of research and development, the Commonwealth has launched an interactive map to detail broadband access across the state in an effort to support broadand stimulus projects. Mapping was part of $7.3 million federal broadband stimulus grant to show wireline, cable and wireless networks and to identify anchor institutions like schools, hospitals […]

Mar. 15, 2010 6:51 am

Event Highlights for March 15-21, 2010

The big event this week isn’t in Philly at all. But Philadelphia has quite a presence in Austin, Texas, this week for South by Southwest, for sure. Our reporter Sean Blanda is hot on the trial, chasing down Philly’s representatives. He’ll follow-up with a report later this week. That said, there’s some great opportunities here […]

Jan. 14, 2010 12:04 pm

Pennsylvania receives $2.2 million for broadband data collection

A federal grant will fund research into the digital divide and ways to solve it in Pennsylvania. The National Telecommunication and Information Administration announced Tuesday that Pennsylvania has been awarded a two-year, $1.7 million grant to collection data about broadband adoption, MuniWireless reports. An additional $500,000 will be used for planning a broadband strategy in […]

Oct. 23, 2009 11:00 am

Friday Q&A: Broadband biz strategist Craig Settles talks Digital Philadelphia future

We turn to the sage wisdom of broadband business strategist Craig Settles.

Oct. 16, 2009 3:00 pm

State casts doubt on Digital Philadelphia vision

Doubts have surfaced regarding the city’s Digital Philadelphia broadband vision after the state recommended two dozen proposals for federal stimulus dollars to the federal agency responsible for dolling out $4.6 billion for broadband expansion Thursday. Digital Philadelphia barely made the cut. The City of Philadelphia’s $21 million proposal for middle mile infrastructure that would connect […]

Sep. 9, 2009 12:49 pm

City CTO and community to publicly discuss broadband policy at One Web Day kick-off

Nothing says civic duty like a town hall meeting. Now it’s Philly tech’s turn. City Chief Technology Officer Allan Frank and a handful of influential members of Philadelphia’s technology community will hold a public panel this month to discuss broadband policy, Digital Philadelphia and the city’s technology future. Event Details: Broadband Policy PanelWhen: 9/22, 7:00 […]

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