Taipei's "CyberCity" project will roll out one of the largest citywide WiFi networks in the world. Similar to the networks planned for Philadelphia and other cities, Taipei's network will be hooked to street and traffic lights and will cover 90 percent of the city by the end of next year, according to Reuters.

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Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.