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Ariella
Ariella
5/26/2016 3:44:58 PM
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fiber
This is the defined directions for smarter cities (I'm from NY, so I'll leave it spelled that way). Verizon is very smart to capitalize on it in Boston.  In NYC, Vonage is the telecom offering free calls on LinkNYC, which will effectively get is name out in that market.

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faryl
faryl
5/26/2016 3:51:03 PM
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Bicycle Safety
Bicycle safety is not exactly the first thing that pops into my head when I think of the benefits of fiber - shows the vast potention of the IoT!


It would be nice if San Diego followed suit with this - we've become more bike friendly, but cyclists seem to be at odds with drivers. From what I've read, it's not an uncommon issue - I think Portland struggles with this as well.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/26/2016 3:55:33 PM
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Re: Bicycle Safety
@faryl Setting up bike lanes is trendy now. But many times they are set outside the side of the street where the cars park, which forces them to be in very close proximity to vehicle traffic. On top of that, the cyclists tend to veer into traffic and go on the left side even when the standard practice set out in the rules if for bicylces to stick to the left.

I know this is not feasible in many cities working off old road plans, but the best solution would be to create bike lanes that are distinct from the paths for cars. There's a small stretch in my neighborhood that has that feature.  

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freehe
freehe
5/26/2016 3:57:44 PM
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Verizon Fiber Rollout
There are better ways to make a city a smart city. Bicycle lanes should be at the bottom of the list. How about automating government processes, implementing sustainability measures, reducing silos and duplication or streamlining processes.

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batye
batye
5/26/2016 4:15:02 PM
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Re: Verizon Fiber Rollout
@freehe yes, as new technology creating smarter and safer cities, and I do think it the way of the future... better future....

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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/27/2016 11:29:44 AM
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Re: Verizon Fiber Rollout
This made me laugh because it's so true! Bicycle lanes should literally be at the bottom of the list. With everything going on in today's world and all the new tech advances, if we want to make smarter cities we have to start with the biggest problems.

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clrmoney
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5/27/2016 11:41:20 AM
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Verizon Rollout
Verizon has a lot to offer from cell phones and service that so that is a hit now in Boston with what they have to offer.

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afwriter
afwriter
5/27/2016 12:03:16 PM
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Slow Clap
Slow slap for the best title of the year!  I love how more cities are starting to adopt IoT and can't wait until it is a part of our daily lives, though part of me is concered that in the clamor for the future we are going to have smart cities before they are truly foolproof. 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/27/2016 9:05:23 PM
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Re: Slow Clap
@afwriter, I am with you.  And I agree that "Smahter" cities (I am from Boston as well, Joe), will connect first and then become actually smarter.

It is exciting and when it links in the consumer use - with more IoT - you will really have something.  These "digital" railroad tracks are truly going to move us forward.

Great report, Joe, and congratulations on your success!

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/28/2016 11:39:16 AM
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Bicycle Lanes
I agree with all of you about Bicycle lanes. This may be one of the things needed but not as one of top priority items. 

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