The Digital City conference helps community leaders to understand the impact that true broadband can have on a community.
The breakout sessions show real-world examples of the applications possible. It helps drive the point that Web surfing is a small part of the internet and that faster bandwidth will spark a new wave of economic development in communities that plan ahead.
The 2006 Digital City EXPO took place on April 24-26, 2006 at Washington DC. Most of the conference’s presentations are available for download in PDF format.
- Morning Keynote: When Internet goes Everywhere Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
- Free Municipal Wi-Fi Service Boosts Economic Development in the City of St. Cloud, FL
- The Facts about Broadband Over Powerline (BPL) – Why community leaders may want to take this technology seriously
- Attracting Service Providers to your Network
- Fort Wayne, IN: Wired and Inspired to Compete in the Flat World
- Metro Wireless, More Than Access Alone – Applications and ROI
- Deployment Costs and Planning Considerations for Wireless Networks – Understanding your Issues and Options
- "Tempe – The Smart Place to Be" – How Tempe, AZ is using Wireless Broadband to maintain its competitive edge over surrounding cities
- The New Economics of Fiber – How proper design and deployment can make fiber a cost effective alternative to other technologies
- Public Safety and Security Best Practices
- Realizing the Potential of a Truly Connected Community – Lessons learned from the most successful FTTH network in Northern Europe
- The Role of WiMax in Municipal Broadband Networks – Experts Panel
- State of Broadband Policy – What Lies ahead for Communties?
- Navigating the Social and Political Minefield – How to gain support from the community and achieve project alignment across multiple government departments
Building and Operating Publicly Owned Networks and Ensuring Revenues Through Attracting Network Services
Systems and Network Integrators – The Key to Municipal Broadband Applications
- Evening Keynote: Broadband Wireless Access: How Advances in Backhaul and Mesh Network Technology Are Paving the Way Toward Universal Connectivity – Thomas G. Hulsebosch, Motorola
- Morning Keynote: Leap! But Look Before You Do – Keith Wilson, Dynamic City
- FTTH: a Necessity for Growth – Lessons Learned from North Kansas City, MO
- Using Community Portals to Advertise and Bundle Broadband Services that Sell!
- After the RFP – Navigating the path to a Successful Muni Wireless Deployment
- Maintaining and Attracting New Business to your Community – A Case Study on Addison, Texas
- Using GPON for next generation Fiber Deployments – Case Studies and Best Practices for Communities
- An Inside Look at Financing a Municipal Broadband Project – Lessons Learned from the Nations Leading Municipal Underwriter
- Footnote: Using Local Building Codes and Ordinances to Ensure Competitive Broadband Access – James Hettrick, Loma Linda, CA and Steve Mantle, Allied Telesyn, Inc.
- Concluding Keynote: Delivering the Promise of the Digital City to Government, Consumers, and Businesses – Berge Ayvazian, Yankee Group