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Columbus Named 1st Smart City

 

Why Columbus?

COLUMBUS, OH – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today [6/24/16] that Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT)’s Smart City Challenge. As winner of the Challenge, Columbus will receive up to $40 million from U.S. DOT and up to $10 million from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. to supplement the $90 million that the city has already raised from other private partners to carry out its plan. Using these resources, Columbus will work to reshape its transportation system to become part of a fully integrated city that harnesses the power and potential of data, technology, and creativity to reimagine how people and goods move throughout their city. Click for DOT announcement: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Columbus as Winner of Unprecedented $40 Million Smart City Challenge

 

Community, Business, Education & Government

Columbus VideoCollaboration gets things done …

 

Click Here: See the SmartCity Pitch that won Columbus a $40 million Grant

 

Columbus & Ohio Made Smart investments in the future

Ohio had every excuse to remain a ‘failed’ rust belt region. Apparently the citizens of Ohio did not want the past to be their future. Congratulations R/L

  • Columbus named the most intelligent city in the United States in a 2013 list released by the Intelligent Community Forum. In 2015, Columbus was named the most intelligent city in the world. Columbus ranked first among 400 cities around the world after a year-long evaluation that included a quantitative analysis of extensive data, site inspections and votes from an international jury made up of experts from around the world.
  • Columbus Ohio has the highest metropolitan concentration of Fortune 1000 fiber optic cablecompanies in America and is the home of the research school Ohio State University (OSU) and Battelle, the world’s biggest private research institute.
  • Ohio has more fiber optical broadband installed per capita than any other state in the nation, connecting all of its major cities and research institutions according to the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet).
  • Amazon is investing $1 billion in the Columbus DMA for Distribution, Cloud Services and Data Analytics.

 

Previous relevant blogs: Confrontation in Columbus, Amazon’s $1 billion bet in Columbus, Game on Ohio

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