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US Ignite’s Reverse Pitch Competition Set to Make Social Impact Through Gigabit Applications

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, US Ignite, Inc. announced that it will co-host and sponsor series of Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) Reverse Pitch Competitions – competitions that are focused on empowering local change makers to ideate and develop innovative gigabit applications. US Ignite is a nonprofit that spurs the creation of next-generation applications and services that leverage advanced networking technologies to build the foundation for smart communities. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), US Ignite’s Smart Gigabit Communities program is creating “living lab” environments for the next generation of gigabit applications.

Categories: Advanced Wireless, Applications, NSF Funded, Smart City, US Ignite

Witnessing Innovation and Gigabit Solutions in Adelaide

This fall, I recently had the pleasure of being hosted by the wonderful people of Adelaide, Australia so that I could attend the IgniteSA launch. During this multi-day smart city event, US Ignite was proud to welcome Adelaide as the first international city to join our Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) program. The SGC program is a collaboration among US Ignite, universities, municipalities, community anchor institutions like hospitals and schools, nonprofits, network carriers and ISPs.   Together, these organizations are focused on developing smart gigabit applications that address local community needs, such as education, workforce development, public safety, community health, smart energy and transportation. 

Categories: Advanced Wireless, Applications, City Applications, Gigabit, Low Latency, Smart City, US Ignite