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Smart Gigabit Communities Program Awards $80k to Promote Local Application Development

US Ignite is pleased to announce the proposals accepted as part of our recent round of Application Development Awards announced opened for submission in August of 2018. The Application Development Awards provide up to ten thousand dollars in funding per proposal submitted and accepted from one of our Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC). This round of awards a total of eighty thousand dollars to improve community impacts and support local application developers, adding to previous rounds that have created a total of three hundred thousand dollars of investments in the development of local gigabit applications and services. Leaders in each of our Smart Gigabit Communities worked with development teams to identify the most promising gigabit applications in their regions. These awards are provided with generous support from the National Science Foundation through their ongoing support for the advancement of next-generation networks. Congratulations to each of the development teams and their communities.

New Smart City Funding Opportunities Ahead with US Ignite & Knight Foundation

US Ignite has announced a new project to help cities better access federal funding opportunities that advance technology-focused urban development. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $211,000 in the project. The effort will include the development of an easy-to-use online database of information, tools, and best practices, accessible for free to all. The program will also offer curated workshops and targeted technical assistance.

Categories: Smart City, US Ignite

Round Two: Newest "Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research" RFP Now Available

The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office (PPO), led by US Ignite, Inc. and Northeastern University, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a consortium of 28 companies and industry associations, has released a second Request for Proposals (RFP) to design, deploy, and operate a set of platforms for advancing next-generation wireless research across the United States.

Categories: Advanced Wireless, NSF Funded, Smart City, US Ignite