Archive for September, 2009

City of Philadelphia requests $35 million in federal broadband stimulus application

An article that appeared on
Technically PhillySeptember 22, 2009
Written by: Brian James Kirk

The City of Philadelphia hopes that federal agencies awarding federal broadband stimulus grants will fund $35 million to its Digital Philadelphia Broadband Initiative, according to documents published by the National Telecommunications Information Administration. READ MORE

City CTO: “We have a heck of a shot” for federal broadband stimulus money

An article that appeared on
Technically PhillySeptember 23, 2009
Written by: Brian James Kirk

Five known members of Philly’s technology community discussed the impact of Wireless Philadelphia, the city’s digital divide and its application for federal broadband stimulus dollars Tuesday evening. READ MORE.

Philadelphia CIO Allan Frank Has Plans for a Digital City

An article that appeared on
Government TechnologySeptember 2, 2009
By: Tod Newcombe

Unlike some private-sector CIOs who parachute in to fix a public-sector IT mess, Frank said he’s here for the complex challenges of a modern urban city. “I told the mayor I wanted to make an impact on the public sector,” Frank said. “I want to create a vision of what I call ‘Digital Philadelphia.'” READ MORE