$120K for dorm Wi-Fi upgrades? College CIO does it himself instead
For Illinois College Assistant CIO Marc Benner, drilling holes into cement walls became part of his job description as he replaced legacy Wi-Fi infrastructure.
Challenge winners propose technology to fix, modernize NYC's sluggish subway
As an army of daily commuters calls for New York City to fix its sluggish subway system, a new idea revealed through a governor’s challenge may provide at least one piece of a possible solution. Metrom Rail, a transit company based in Illinois, announced last week that it has been named one of eight winners of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Genius Transit Challenge, a competition announced last year by Gov. Andrew…
Missouri creates rural broadband manager role to spearhead connectivity programs
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is searching for a rural broadband manager to increase broadband access through collaboration between the private sector and government. Greitens announced the new position Tuesday that will be supported by the state’s economic development and agriculture departments. The broadband manager’s primary duties will be to support the Office of Rural Broadband’s various broadband expansion initiatives while monitoring and lobbying the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Missouri…