Cross-Departmental Collaboration Increasingly Vital to Digital Inclusion

Andrea GallowayUncategorized

Publisher: Government TechnologyAs life increasingly migrates into the digital realm, more agencies within municipal government are finding that digital inclusion — the effort to provide all residents with equal access to technology, as well as the related skills to benefit — is vital to the well-being of the public. Cities such as Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Austin; Kansas City, Mo.; and Louisville, Ky., have laid out official digital inclusion strategies and forward-thinking plans, and many other cities now have appointees or departments dedicated ... Read More

Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission Minutes

Andrea GallowayUncategorized

City Hall Regular Meeting – May 13, 2015 All ATXN (Channel 6) programming is cablecast on Time Warner and Grande cable channel 6, AT&T UVerse Channel 99 and webcast online. Over 20 meetings per month, including this commission meeting, are available on demand online, typically within a few hours of cablecast. Read More

Showcasing the Inaugural Charles Benton Next Generation Engagement Award Winners

Andrea GallowayUncategorized

Publisher: Benton Institute for Broadband & SocietyLocal governments are leading the way to implement innovative, forward-looking civic technology programs that narrow the digital divide and make cities more livable. But for all the impressive initiatives out there, many brilliant ideas never get off the ground for lack of resources. So last year, with support from the Democracy Fund and Benton Foundation, Next Century Cities launched the Charles Benton Next Generation Engagement Award. The competitive civic innovation prize invited cities to ... Read More

Next Century Cities Showcases

Andrea GallowayUncategorized

Publisher: Next Century Cities Benton Next Generation Award Winners at Broadband Communities Summit The Next Century Cities team was thrilled to showcase its Benton Next Generation Engagement Award winners at the Broadband Communities Summit in Dallas, Texas yesterday. The early morning hour – we took the stage at 8am – couldn’t keep a crowd away to hear from our inaugural Benton grantees. Representatives from Austin, Texas, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Louisville, Kentucky presented their progress implementing their projects. Read More