White House Launches ‘Smart City’ Initiative That Links Broadband Connectivity to Urban Solutions

By Drew Clark

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2015 – A movement to make cities smart by using the power of broadband and information technology processing power is reaching critical mass, with the White House on Monday announcing a comprehensive initiative to support municipal efforts.

Coinciding with the Smart Cities Week conference here this week, the White House released a 4,000-word summary of more than $160 million in federal research investments, leveraging more than 25 technology collaborations with local communities.
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Calix counts on smart grid to feed fiber builds

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By Dan O’Shea

Energy management apps, more projects increasing GPON, Active Ethernet and VDSL activity

Broadband access gear vendor Calix announced a pair of municipal broadband projects this week, including one in Concord, Mass., that hints at the potential for smart grid projects to drive investment in fiber-based architectures.

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