Effective data governance is a prerequisite for successful open data programs. This report codifies responsible privacy-protective approaches and processes that could be adopted by cities and other government organizations that are publicly releasing data.
with Berkman Klein fellows Natalie Gyenes and Brittany Seymour
Sandra Braman, Abbott Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University
Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital
featuring General Counsel of Hyperloop One, Marvin Ammori
with Christoph Graber, Berkman Klein Faculty Associate
After building a fiber optic network throughout its service territory, the city-owned electric utility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2010 became the first U.S. company to offer fiber-to-the-home Internet access at speeds of 1 gigabit per second. The fiber also serves as the backbone of a sophisticated smart grid which modernized the utility’s electricity infrastructure. This report from the Municipal Fiber Initiative examines paybacks on the smart grid.
In this case study, the authors describe the municipal smart grid and fiber-to-the-home Internet access project in the town of Concord, Massachusetts, and quantify early paybacks on the town’s investments.