As President Obama prepares to give remarks about the economic importance of broadband technology today in Cedar Falls, Iowa, delegates from across the country are already assembled in Kansas City, Mo., for a conference that addresses all aspects of high-speed connectivity.
This week, nearly 200 delegates from 34 cities across the U.S. and Canada are expected to descend upon the Gigabit City Summit. Organized by KC Digital Drive, the conference positions the KC region as a leader in the conversation of how cities can leverage highspeed, 1Gbps broadband for social and economic impact.
We’ve just graduated to a new website, and we’re damn proud. In fact, we’d go so far as to say there’s no site quite like it in the whole town — the whole country, perhaps. And it has very little to do with us — that is, “KC Digital Drive” as an organization. It all […]
Collaboration was the theme of KC Digital Drive’s Dec. 4 Digital Health Innovation Forum. At this second event in an ongoing, quarterly series, around 40 participants interested in digital health and innovation gathered at the Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City, Missouri, to share ideas for improving health care.
When we started to ask two years ago what our success metrics should be for the gigabit fiber rollout in Kansas City, I was looking for a number of households—how many gigabit homes should be a marker of a successful experiment? A conversation with Blair Levin, author of the National Broadband Plan, added another dimension […]
This past Friday, Oct. 17, at the Kansas City Public Library, everyone who came in through the big, vaulted doors to Kirk Hall was encouraged to disconnect. To shut down their devices — or put them in airplane mode — and experience the lack of a technological tether for one whole day. No, it wasn’t […]