Code for America Labs picks Phila. for interactive applications project

Philadelphia Business Journal
Written By: Peter Key

A nonprofit that is seeking to get Web 2.0 developers and designers to spend a year working with cities to develop interactive applications for them has selected Philadelphia for its five-city inaugural program. READ MORE


Philly Is “Gigabit City” (with or without Google)

The Philly Post
written by: Technically Philly

Last week, Google thanked the 1,100 applicants who entered its Google Fiber for Communities contest, an initiative to test high-speed, next generation broadband — known as ‘gigabit’ fiber — that is up to 100 times faster than current average household Internet connections. READ MORE

Broadband stimulus grant to provide $6.4 million for public computer centers

Technically Philly
written by: Brian James Kirk

Federal broadband stimulus dollars will bring 800 new public computers to Philadelphia, the same number currently available throughout the Free Library‘s 54 regional branches. READ MORE

Opportunities summit at Enterprise Center for minority businesses

BY Athena D. Merritt

A free summit at the Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia this Wednesday will connect minority business enterprises to technology procurement opportunities. READ MORE

Computer grant to bring internet to many

Story featured on Action News
Reported by: Lisa Thomas-Laury

A federal stimulus grant will create a project that will pay for hundreds of new computers in low-income neighborhoods across Philadelphia. MORE

Council committee gives OK for city to buy wi-fi network

Posted on the Philadelphia Daily News

A City Council committee yesterday approved plans to buy a wireless network that once promised to make Philadelphia one big public wireless hot spot, but will now mainly be used by the government. MORE

Wi-Fi may be Coming to Phila. Government Operations

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by KYW’s Mike Dunn

The failed project once known as “Wireless Philadelphia” may see new life starting Tuesday. A city council committee will hold a hearing on the Nutter Administration’s plans to use that dormant Wi-Fi network for government operations — including police and fire. MORE