Hartford, CT

Mayor Luke Bronin

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On Hartford

“Municipalities such as Hartford are rapidly facing new challenges to their historical response processes that impact social and economic development issues, all of which have profound effects on healthcare, education, public safety and e-government. Providing every home and business access to high-speed internet and telephone services at a reasonable cost would be a monumental step toward meeting those challenges and ensuring our residents and businesses have every opportunity to succeed.”

On Next Century Cities

“The City of Hartford is excited to be a part of this forward-thinking national effort. We look forward to collaborating with and learning from all the partner cities.”

What Hartford is working on

The City of Hartford has committed to the CT Gig Project, an effort by the state’s municipalities to provide low-cost, ultra-high-speed internet service to all residents, businesses and organizations across the state. The City signed on to a Request for Quotation (RFQ) seeking potential telecommunications firms to install a fiber optic network that would provide internet service at speeds of up to one gigabit per second. We are also the first City in Connecticut to launch an Open Data portal. Learn more here: https://data.hartford.gov

Media coverage on Hartford Open Data:

http://articles.courant.com/2014-08-28/community/hc-hartford-data-0829-20140828_1_hartford-foundation-public-giving-scott-gaul

http://www.blueprintimpact.com/hartford-mayor-launches-open-data-portal/

http://foxct.com/2014/08/28/hartford-working-to-increase-transparency/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Hartford-to-Share-City-Data-Through-Open-Portal-273117621.html