The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the digital divide and made it clear that broadband infrastructure is essential for empowering communities with online education, telehealth and remote work, social and care services. Cities have a critical role to play in bringing connectivity to underserved communities to bridge this divide.
This panel discussion from Smart Cities Connect 2020 explores how connectivity can help cities address the most pressing needs of different communities. It highlights the challenges involved in deploying broadband infrastructure and offers insights about technologies and models that cities can use to bring digital services to those who need them most.
Colman Keane, Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins, CO Suparno Banerjee, Global Leader, Government and Cities, Nokia Enterprise Oscar Bode, CEO & Founder, Smart City Capital Avinash Patwardhan, Managing Director, Smart Cities, Jacobs Dev Khoslaa, Enterprise Business Development Leader, Nokia (moderator)