US Ignite Announces 5 New Smart Gigabit Communities

US Ignite announced the expansion of a national network of Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC). Each community joining the network has made a significant commitment toward embracing next-generation smart city and Internet technologies to keep pace with the world’s rapidly changing technology and economy. US Ignite spurs the creation of next-generation applications and services that leverage advanced networking technologies to build the foundation for smart communities. The new SGC communities are:

Categories: App Summit, Smart City

PAWR Proposers Day Recap

Recently, the PAWR Project Office hosted Proposers’ Day in Arlington, Virginia. If you’ve been following US Ignite for a while, you know that the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program is a joint effort by the National Science Foundation and a wireless industry consortium to create city-scale testing platforms to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies. The PAWR Project Office (PPO), jointly run by US Ignite and Northeastern University, is managing this $100 million public-private partnership to stand-up and oversee the eventual testing platforms. For Proposers’ Day, we invited wireless researchers, local government leaders and wireless industry experts from the private sector to review the PAWR program goals and timeline, walk-through the PAWR RFP, explore technical support available, and consider opportunities for teaming/partnerships.

Categories: Advanced Wireless

Seeking San Diego “Partner for Innovation”

The Smart Gigabit Communities Project has been initiated by US Ignite, a Washington DC-based non-profit organization operating under a National Science Foundation grant. Cox Communications and US Ignite partnered and invited the City of San Diego to be the 20th designated Smart Gigabit Community.