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US Ignite Partnering with Google Fiber and ConnectHome

US Ignite is pleased to announce that our partner, Google Fiber, will activate free gigabit Internet service at its first public housing property in Kansas City. This effort is part of ConnectHome, an initiative by HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) and the White House, intended to help narrow the digital divide and […]

Jackson, TN Joining National Smart Gigabit Network

Jackson Energy Authority’s Gigabit Capabilities Recognized William Wallace, Executive Director of US Ignite, today welcomed Jackson, TN as the newest partner in US Ignite’s “Smart Gigabit Communities” project. By investing in the infrastructure to support the project, Jackson joins 15 other communities nationwide participating in a $6 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation […]

A Unique Opportunity to Guide NSF Research

Every few years, the National Science Foundation asks communities of interest to come together in a workshop to imagine the future and provide guidance as to what the NSF should fund. You may be able to provide valuable input if you act by November 20, 2015. I am co-chairing an NSF-sponsored workshop on January 28-29 […]

Intel Dev Kit

NIST Global City Teams Challenge, Team-Building Workshop November 12-13, 2015 Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Developer Kit Background Last year NIST launched the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) to encourage collaboration and the development of standards. The Global City Teams Challenge’s long-term goal is to “establish and demonstrate replicable, scalable, and sustainable models for incubation […]

IBM’s Bluemix Cloud Platform

GCTC Participants are offered an extended free trial of IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform to help develop your IoT app. Request a free promotion code today by doing the following: 1. Sign up for your free Bluemix 30 day trial here. ( the “here” link is https://developer.ibm.com/sso/bmregistration?ca=ecodww-_-Hackathon-_-Other-City-_-GCTC2016) 2. DURING your first 30 days – go to the website http://promocodes.mybluemix.net/ to extend your trial […]