How Broadband Helped Make Columbus, Ohio, an Intelligent Community

CIO Gary Cavin says it's a cornerstone of his city's success.

by / September 23, 2015

In June, Columbus, Ohio, was named Intelligent Community of the Year by the Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF), an organization that promotes using technology to boost economic success and tackle social challenges. A three-time finalist in the global award program, Columbus earned the top ranking in 2015 on the strength of a solid broadband infrastructure and effective collaboration among the city government, research institutions and private businesses.

Columbus CIO Gary Cavin says broadband Internet access is a cornerstone of his city's success. He talked about the importance of high-speed access and how Columbus is preparing for the Internet of Things in this interview from Government Technology's Ohio Digital Government Summit last week.

Steve Towns

Steve Towns is the former editor of Government Technology, and former executive editor for e.Republic Inc., publisher of GOVERNING, Government TechnologyPublic CIO and Emergency Management magazines. He has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at newspapers and magazines, including more than 15 years of covering technology in the state and local government market. Steve now serves as the Deputy Chief Content Officer for e.Republic.