US Ignite, Inc. Adds Red Wing Ignite in Minnesota to Growing Smart Gigabit Communities Program

November 29, 2017 – Red Wing, Minn. – Today, US Ignite, Inc. announced that Red Wing Ignite, located in southern Minnesota, is the newest participant in the US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) program. US Ignite is a nonprofit that spurs the creation of next-generation applications and services that leverage advanced networking technologies to build the foundation for smart communities. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2015, US Ignite’s Smart Gigabit Communities program is creating “living lab” environments for the next generation of gigabit applications. Red Wing Ignite joins 24 other national and international communities participating in the SGC program.

US Ignite, Inc. Adds New Communities to Growing Smart Gigabit Communities Program

US Ignite, Inc., is thrilled to announce five additional communities to our Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) program roster: Eugene-Springfield, Oregon; Lexington, Kentucky; Lincoln, Nebraska; Red Wing, Minnesota; and San Francisco Bay Area, California. Each of these communities brings a new and diverse perspective to our growing SGC network. The community teams will focus on their own community challenges and opportunities, and each will share its applications and services build atop next-generation, ultra-high-speed computer networks with the other Smart Gigabit Communities.

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US Ignite Announces Recipients of Fall 2017 App Development Awards

US Ignite is pleased to announce the proposals accepted as part of our recent round of Application Development Awards in September.  Local leaders in each of our Smart Gigabit Communities worked with development teams to identify the most promising gigabit application opportunities in their regions. We anticipate offering another round of awards after the new year, congratulations to the teams and communities accepted in this round.

The City of Phoenix and Hathority Reimagine Waste Management is one of a growing number of Smart City applications, fostered under the US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) effort, to transform the lives of residents of smart communities everywhere.  Their contribution to the SGC portolio comes as a response to the City of Phoenix Cisco IoT Challenge, developed in partnership with US Ignite, to bring better efficiency and cost savings to the cities waste management efforts.  Learn more about this and other applications and services by visiting the US Ignite Application Registry.

US Ignite Announces 2018 Reverse Pitch Competition

US Ignite is thrilled to announce the commencement of the 2018 Smart Gigabit Communities Reverse Pitch Competitions – where local entrepreneurs, hackers, makers, developers and students compete for a pool of cash and in-kind prizes by designing next generation applications and services to solve real world problems.