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Lighting Dark Fiber Could Raise Legal Challenges in Columbia, Mo.

Government officials in Columbia, Mo., want to light and expand the city’s dark fiber infrastructure. But incumbent Internet service providers may raise unfair competition claims if the plan goes forward.

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New Haven, Conn.  
Three Connecticut Cities Pursue Gigabit Network
When it comes to high-speed broadband, meeting demand isn’t always in the incumbent's business model -- so Connecticut is taking matters into its own hands.

Oct 17, 2014
 
Sean Parker Must Create Beach-Mapping App for California Coastal Commission
Parker agreed to do the high-tech form of community service in order to make amends for his environmental blunder at his Big Sur wedding last year.

Oct 17, 2014
Portland  
Internal Logistics and Form of Government are Key to Resilient Cities Grant Jumpstart
Portland, Ore., is among the locations hoping for a Resilient Cities grant as Alameda, Calif., goes its own way.

Oct 17, 2014
 
Austin Plan for Renewable Energy at Odds with Utility
The city council has called for a dramatic expansion in solar power generation, earning accolades from environmental advocates. But the city-owned utility, Austin Energy, has balked at the proposal.

Oct 17, 2014
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Data Analytics and the Soup that Made You Sick
How can 32 Chicago inspectors monitor 1,500 restaurants? Figuring out which ones aren't likely to pass inspection is a good start.

Oct 17, 2014
California Court Eliminates Hurdle to High-Speed Rail
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for further construction of the state's $68-billion bullet train when it declined to hear an appeal filed by Central Valley opponents of the controversial project.

Oct 16, 2014
CivicMakers Movement Spreading from Coast to Coast (Industry Perspective)
While talking heads battle out their political agendas in daily opinion pieces and Sunday talk shows, regular citizens are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work in local governments and communities.

Oct 16, 2014
San Bernardino County, Calif., Website Lists Personalized Election Information
With the new application, voters can get their registration status, polling place location, which districts they’re eligible to vote in, and other personalized information.

Oct 15, 2014
Accela Extends Platform with Government Outreach Acquisition
Through Accela Citizen Relationship Management, the company says it will support all Government Outreach solutions and their customers will now have access to the Civic Platform.

Oct 15, 2014
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