Arlington County named one of the top intelligent communities of 2010

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Arlington County has been named one of the top seven “intelligent” communities of the year. An international awards group, the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum,
lauded the county for having two competitive broadband carriers that provide free fiber-based services to county agencies and schools.

The county offers many e-government services such as e-book access, public-access television programming and online tax collection. For the county’s younger residents, there’s Arlington Teen Portal, which provides social networking, news, employment and intern opportunities and career counseling. 

The only other U.S. community included in the top group is Dublin, Ohio.  The other jurisdictions are: Dundee, Scotland; Eindhoven, Netherlands; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Suwon, South Korea; and Tallinn, Estonia. The ICF noted that while each of the communities were affected by the recession, they managed push forward with their commitment to broadband and innovation.

The awards cycle concludes in New York in May where one of the top seven will be named to succeed Stockholm, Sweden.


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