Next Century Cities recently announced that Austin was one of three winning cities for the inaugural Charles Benton Next Generation Engagement Awards, given to municipal governments that are harnessing high-speed internet to enhance civic engagement and democratic participation. The Benton Award was given to Austin for the city’s plan to develop Smart Work, Learn, Play, an effort to engage public housing residents near two public transportation hubs to increase citizen access to and use of online public services. Joining Louisville, … Read More
Austin is one of three winners of a $30,000 grant to fund efforts to expand access to high-speed internet. Next Century Cities’ Charles Benton Next Generation Engagement Award aims to highlight cities with innovative approaches to broadening the reach and impact of their high-speed internet offerings.