Whether it’s from a phone, tablet, computer or the plethora of other connected devices available today, we’re constantly connected to the internet. Thus, we typically take it for granted And view it as just another utility that is available whenever we need it. So it’s surprising when we’re reminded that roughly one in five households in the United States – and half of the world’s population – still don’t have Internet access. To this point, the industry coined the term ‘digital divide’ to describe the economic and social inequality the lack of Internet and other communications creates.
Many cities around the world recognize this challenge and are looking for ways to help bridge this digital divide. Over the past few years, Ruckus has been working closely with many partners and cities around the globe to develop ‘connected cities’ solutions capable of providing broadband Internet access to all urban citizens.
We recently joined the Smart Cities Council as a lead partner to help drive smart city initiatives worldwide and create smart, sustainable cities with high quality living and high-quality jobs.
”Fast, reliable broadband access for all is the backbone of a smart city,”explains Jesse Berst, Chairman of the Smart Cities Council. “It’s Job One. That’s why we’re so pleased to have Ruckus on our side as we work with cities around the world. They have robust WiFi technology and valuable services cities can use to provide world-class connectivity to their residents, their businesses and their visitors.Continue Reading >>