Posts Tagged ‘ City of Philadelphia ’

Philly tries again for municipal broadband

Radio interview – WHYY NewsOctober 14, 2009
By: Elizabeth Fiedler

Philadelphia is asking the federal government for more than $21 million dollars in stimulus money to build a hybrid network of fiber lines and wireless devices. HEAR MORE

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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

The Digital Philadelphia Project

An article that appeared on
Benton FoundationAugust 12, 2009
Sourced from: Technically Philly

Wireless Philadelphia is dead. What was left of the title — once the 2004 promise of a wirelessly-connected Philadelphia — was lost this May when the nonprofit that shared the initiative’s name rebranded itself as the Digital Impact Group to focus on bridging the city’s digital divide. READ MORE

Friday Q&A: Thomas Morr of Select Greater Philadelphia

An article that appeared on
Technically PhillyAugust 21, 2009
Written by: Brian James Kirk

In our coverage of the city’s Digital Philadelphia vision, city CTO Allan Frank’s conversation about a ten-year plan for the city’s technology future, we had the chance to speak to some influential members of Philadelphia’s technology community. READ MORE.

NTIA extends broadband stimulus grant deadline

An article that appeared on
Technically PhillyAugust 18, 2009
Written by: Brian James Kirk

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced late last week that because of an influx of application uploads, the deadline was extended one week to August 20, this Wednesday, from August 14. READ MORE.

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