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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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Plans for Manchester, N.H., Solar Array Project Move Forward
A committee on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding, authorizing American Capital Energy to plan and arrange financing for a solar array at the city's landfill, along with smaller arrays on the roofs of selected buildings.

Oct 21, 2014
Confronting the West’s Water Crisis
A new report highlights opportunities to improve water management in drought-stricken Western states.

Oct 21, 2014
L.A. Unified Says it Believes Superintendent Deasy Acted Ethically on iPads
A separation agreement released by the district made reference to its ongoing investigation, but added that "the Board anticipates that the Inspector General's report will confirm" that Deasy acted appropriately.

Oct 20, 2014
Supervisor Wants San Francisco to Seize Opening to Lay Wi-Fi Cable
Supervisor David Chiu’s “Dig Once” proposal would require private and public agencies digging up streets for other work to allow the placement of city-owned conduits that can be used for fiber-optic cables.

Oct 20, 2014
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Local Governments Help Lead the Way to HHS Convergence (Industry Perspective)
HHS convergence is a coordinated, agile and common sense approach that contributes to healthier residents, healthier communities and a healthier nation.

Oct 21, 2014
Colorado Springs' IT Department Can be Fixed for $1.7 Million, Chief of Staff Says
The budget increase is for hardware and a redesign of the system, including close attention to network security.

Oct 21, 2014
Hampton Roads, Va., Police Agencies Quietly Sharing Telephone Data
Participating police agencies are given special software, and agree to automatically upload collected phone data to a master database that is accessible to others within the network.

Oct 21, 2014
Voters will Decide Fate of Broadband Authority in Boulder, Colo.
Issue 2C on the Boulder ballot would allow the city to provide its own broadband service to the public or to partner with private companies to expand access to the city's network.

Oct 20, 2014
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
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The Center for Digital Government's Digital Cities Survey is conducted annually in the summer: July - August. All United States cities, towns, villages and consolidated city/county governments are invited to participate in this survey. The awards are presented concurrently with the NLC conference held each November.

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The Center for Digital Government's Digital Counties Survey is conducted in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) annually in the spring: March - April. All U.S. counties are invited to participate (consolidated county-city jurisdictions are invited to participate in the Digital Cities Survey in the summer). The awards are presented during NACO's annual conference each July.

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