David Fletcher's Government and Technology Weblog : news & perspectives from a long-time egov advocate
Updated: 2/2/2004; 8:25:48 AM.



Friday, January 30, 2004

This just in from Community Broadband Networks:

In a letter to mayors and city councils of the 18 UTOPIA cities, a group, TechNet, representing the leadership of much of America's high tech industry strongly advocated the cities back the multi-city UTOPIA FTTH (fiber to the home) project:  "We strongly endorse the UTOPIA city fiber project and wish you well in bringing it to a successful launch in 2004"

This week, West Valley City became the first member of UTOPIA to vote in support of the bond to fund the initial rollout.

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I forgot to mention that last week the State of Nebraska renewed its contract with NIC.

Bill Gates, in a speech to the Arab technology conference, says that eGovernment is a "HUGE focus" for Microsoft.  Gates jointly announced Egypt's new eGov portal with Prime Minister Atef Ebeid.  Online service offerings look pretty lean right now.

Utah's Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control wants to move to dot net.  Most Utah state agencies are committed to J2EE.

Today's headlines on Governor Walker's decision to halt Utah's participation in MATRIX until more information is available (here's the state press release):

On Wednesday, the Dept. of Homeland Security announced a new National Cybersecurity Alert System.  Good timing - immediately after people were feeling the effects of the mydoom virus.

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