Smart Cities: Invest in Broadband to Drive Growth

Investment in broadband and technologies that enable the high-speed transfer of data is the foundation for Smart City development, according to a new paper by International Data Corporation (IDC) produced in collaboration with the McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute. Cities are the economic, social and political hubs of the world and broadband connectivity can help people and businesses communicate more quickly. The paper looks at smart city initiatives and provides a case study of Lafayette, Louisiana.