December 18, 2007 By News Staff
On Oct. 22, the Taiwanese government signed memorandums of understanding with various global telecom suppliers -- including Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks and Sprint Nextel -- to help the country build a WiMAX broadband infrastructure. The project is part of $664 million in projected WiMAX investments nationwide between 2006 and 2008.
Taiwan will be second only to the United States in WiMAX investments, according to a report from the Market Intelligence Center, which states that U.S. investments are expected to top $3 billion during the same period. Worldwide investments in WiMAX are expected to reach $5.2 billion.
Read the report.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.