On his last article Gene J. Koprowski in www.TechNewsWorld.com, which is part of the ECT News Network mentioned a new study which indicates that public, wireless broadband networks planned by both big and small cities may provide Internet access to as many as six million homes within five years.
As public space, digital networks offered opportunities for public participation, dialogue and intervention. This project created a network database to support the Mobile Digital Commons Networks MDCN projects as well as conduct research with sensors in the urban environment.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has just released its new statistics on global broadband penetration per 100 inhabitants as of 1 January 2006. Iceland has taken over as this year’s leader from Korea with Netherlands, Denmark and Hong Kong, China rounding out the top five.
The Digital City conference helps community leaders to understand the impact that true broadband can have on a community.
Researchers at Microsoft are working on technology that they hope will someday enable people to browse online maps for up-to-the-minute information about local gas prices, traffic flows, restaurant wait times, and more.
In one of the latest posts that were found in Civitium weblob, the role of the cities in 2006 was identified to fulfill the following targets:Universal Service, Open Access, Network Neutrality, Protection of Consumer Privacy.
William J. Mitchell, Director of the Design Laboratory at MIT, writes about the emerging technologies that are poised to reshape our urban environments. Cities are fast transforming into artificial ecosystems of interconnected, interdependent intelligent digital organisms. This is the fundamentally new technological condition confronting architects and product designers in the twenty-first century.