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 […]
North Kansas City is a part of the metro that has been somewhat silent in recent discussions of gigabit Internet in the region. But the whole city is about to get a free gig to its churches, public institutions — and even homes and businesses.
Could telco providers use the gigabit infrastructure to develop new product lines? Could building owners and developers use the gig to pilot entirely new residential/retail VoIP services to their tenants? A quiet little story involving Kansas City-based provider Avid and a building in the Crossroads points to both of those things being possible.
A crowd of 50 health care innovators from Kansas City and guests from the Midwest Health Informatics & Telemedicine Conference gathered on Aug. 20 at Sprint Accelerator for KC Digital Drive’s first Digital Health Innovation Forum. The use of technology to improve patient care and launch business ventures is not unique. But today’s entrepreneurs are […]