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PULSE December 14, 2016: Pizza Delivery by Drone; Smart Communities Need to go Wireless
Created with John Hilborn, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
Delivery revolution: Pizza delivered by drone in New Zealand; liberal air traffic laws helped make NZ the "first"
Smart communities need to go wireless
Infrastructure
Public WiFi exceeds expectations in Appalachian towns
Small city tries smart solutions to cut commuting time
Smart kiosk debuts; offers free wifi, direction-finding
25 rural U.S. communities to get "critical" high speed 1G Internet services - for $70/month!
South Carolina to be the "Gigabit State"
With homes averaging eight Internet-connected devices, New York provider offers Gigabit service at $69/month
Different  U.S. community answers when the incumbent carriers do not provide fibre
Cisco aims to hook up 100 smart cities in India; has 11,000 employees in the country
Community broadband without spires
Burlington, VT achieves energy self-sufficiency
Pittsburgh's smart city progress includes autonomous cars, smart traffic lights, open data, snowplough trackers
The pipes will run hot as cloud traffic increases four-fold; prepare for "data-geddon"
Talent vacuum hampers cities' use of new flood of smart data
Thought Leadership
Food technology is making us a more global society
Gasoline consumption may have peaked; electric cars to rise to 140 million by 2040
Innovation is the only sector where the economy is growing; our spending needs to include the innovators
U.S. tightens security on smart devices to avoid another massive cyber attack
City growth and population input is slowing - cities need to re-think their dynamic
Technology's corrosive effect on democracy
Nokia report outlines best practices for smart cities
Booming cities made urban planning Canada's hottest job
By 2025 robots will increase productivity by 50%, automate routine tasks
Smart Applications
Just when you finished your urban plan: Uber's flying taxis
SpaceX, Google and Fidelity plan for global internet coverage by satellite
Smart Cities Hackathon at CES Jan 7-8, Las Vegas
Demo of drones work with pilot-optional helicopters to fight fires, rescue people
Innovation can be found everywhere - how Domino's Pizza re-invented itself
Cities to spend twice as much on vendors offering open IT systems that allow flexibility
Inuit community in Labrador develop app to track changes on the land
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