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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Seizing Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About ICF Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print Current Press Coverage 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2010 Summit draws world s broadband economy thought leaders names Suwon Korea Intelligent Community of the Year Published Wednesday June 2 2010 7 00 am Experts in using information and communication technology to build prosperous sustainable communities met May 19 21 at the Building the Broadband Economy Summit organized by the Intelligent Community Forum ICF and held at Polytechnic Institute of NYU Government leaders from this year s ICF nominated Top Seven Intelligent Communities practitioners and academics discussed challenges facing cities large and small from Virginia to South Korea as they retain talent and grow new businesses in a world transformed by low cost high speed communication and information technology what the ICF calls the broadband economy The ICF a New York based think tank dedicated to the expansion of the broadband economy co hosted the invitation only summit with NYU Poly s Institute for Technology Enterprise for the sixth consecutive year

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    Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print Current Press Coverage 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2010 World s fastest muni net wins award Suwon South Korea recognized by Intelligent Community Forum for 1Gbps broadband network Published Tuesday May 25 2010 7 00 am by Jay Gillette Network World The Intelligent Community Forum ICF has named Suwon South Korea as the 2010 Intelligent Community of the Year Suwon has built the world s fastest large municipal network improving connection speeds from an already impressive 32M to 1Gbps The infrastructure is being used to enhance education library development and e government The theme of this year s annual conference held at NYU Poly in Brooklyn was The Education Last Mile Closing the Gap from School to Work The conference also announced the formation of the Intelligent Communities Association a league of 86 cities and regions worldwide to foster communities moving forward in the broadband economy Its first chair will be Waterloo Canada Mayor Brenda Halloran Waterloo won Intelligent Community of the Year in 2007 The tone of the conference was summed up

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    to one of Samsung Electronics main factories The city has a population of just over 1 million and it is known as a major educational center with 14 university campuses The city has laid much of the technological groundwork that ICF believes will lead successful communities in the broadband economy investments in e government and fiber optic networks in the city has created a ubiquitous online environment for connecting to law enforcement fire prevention traffic information e learning and citizen services The city developed its own governmental network despite South Korea s impressive broadband infrastructure currently ranked number one in the world allowing Suwon to boost connection speeds from 32 Mbps to 1 Gbps But in naming Suwon its Intelligent Community of the Year ICF focused less on technology than on Suwon s development of the human software within its highly educated community Suwon has invested hundreds of millions of dollars grooming their curriculum for a global economy and workforce officials said which spoke directly to ICF s theme during this year s Building the Broadband Economy Summit The levels of educational investment in Suwon sends a signal that as we emerge from the global economic crisis it is the investment made in people that produce the truly impressive financial return Mr Zacharilla said during the presentation ceremony The award was the culmination of a year long process where potential candidates were vetted by an independent team of judges The process began in 2009 when a list of Smart21 cities was named and in January that list was whittled down to a Top Seven Suwon s mayor Yong Seo Kim called education one of the most sound and rational outlays of capital that a government can ever make But he was not alone in his assessment during the summit In

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    receives award for N B s broadband efforts Award Premier named Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year Published Saturday May 22 2010 7 00 am by Shawn Berry The Daily Gleaner Premier Shawn Graham told an audience in New York City on Friday that an award he received for being a visionary was really recognition for New Brunswick s community leaders Graham was named Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year

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