Widespread Connectivity

Network connections expand to accommodate growing needs

Implications - As smart cities grow and require enhanced connectivity, network providers are expanding connections to be more robust and versatile. This push towards enhanced network connections readies both dense and remote areas for technological integration and future technologies, and speaks to the value and importance consumers place on connectivity.
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Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,961 Total Clicks Dec 14 - Nov 15
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Intelligent Street Lighting - The Smartpole Streetlights Save Energy and Boost LTE Reception
SCORE: 4.9
Mild 503 Clicks Pub: Nov 12, 15
Intelligent Street Lighting
The Smartpole Streetlights Save Energy and Boost LTE Reception
Los Angeles, California has launched a new urban initiative in the form of smart street lighting. This brand new development is a line of 100 Smartpoles. Fitted with energy-saving LED bulbs,... [More]
Wi-Fi Phone Booths - LinkNYC is Replacing Obsolete Phone Booths with Free Wi-Fi Towers
SCORE: 3.6
Mild 335 Clicks Pub: Aug 17, 15
Wi-Fi Phone Booths
LinkNYC is Replacing Obsolete Phone Booths with Free Wi-Fi Towers
New York City is full of decrepit old phone booths, effectively useless except for as canvases for vandalism and urinals for homeless people—but the LinkNYC project is going to give them a... [More]
Satellite Internet Services - Google's Project Loon Will Bring More People Online
SCORE: 3
Mild 841 Clicks Pub: Jan 22, 15
Satellite Internet Services
Google's Project Loon Will Bring More People Online
Google is investing $1 billion in a fleet of satellites with the aim of bringing the Internet to parts of the developing world that don’t have it yet, as part of its Project Loon initiative.... [More]
LTE-Expanding Telecom Networks - Two Australian Mobile Operators Compete Over Better Service
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Untested 282 Clicks Pub: Dec 9, 14
LTE-Expanding Telecom Networks
Two Australian Mobile Operators Compete Over Better Service
The mobile market is increasing so much that companies are understandably competing to offer the best service in their respective areas; two Australian mobile operators in particular have recently... [More]