Can Gluing Fiber to the Ground Lower the Cost of Broadband? One startup, already conducting several pilot tests, thinks it can. The company is using a substance often used as a hardier form of paint — or sometimes as flooring — to run fiber cables along sidewalks and parking lots instead of digging up the ground to bury them or paying a lease to hang them on utility poles. They think that doing so can make high-speed Internet deployment way cheaper for local government.
What Does the Gov Tech Market Looks Like This Year? We've got an infographic breaking out the size of the market, which governments spend the most on technology and more.
GovTech company on our radar this week:
CoProcure: Dedicated to bringing together governments to cooperatively purchase items and services in a more efficient way. (H/T The Commons)
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Ben Miller is the business beat staff writer for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.