High-speed connectivity is the corner stone of a modern city like Bristol. We aim to build collaborations that will ensure the City benefits from the best levels of digital infrastructure now and in the coming decade.

Bristol trials iBeacons

by Matthew 24/07/2014 in Bristol

-  the first city in the UK to trial iBeacons for large scale tourism location services

iBeacons are being used in a trial to promote and enhance visitor experiences across city centre locations in Bristol.  Led by Digital Developer Shufdy Ltd, in conjunction with tourism body Destination Bristol, over 200 iBeacons will be located in [...]

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Bristol small businesses: Do you want up to £3000 free money to upgrade your broadband?

by Kevin 06/06/2014 in Bristol

If you are looking for the catch, there isn’t one. Under the Connection Vouchers scheme you can access up to £3000 to offset the capital costs of upgrading your broadband connection to superfast.You can apply for a voucher if;

You are a SME , Charity or Social Enterprise
Your connection will cost over £200
You are asking for [...]

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Event: Delivering Superfast with Wireless Broadband Services, People’s History Museum, Manchester

by Kevin 29/05/2014 in Connectivity

Wireless broadband is an important part of the technology mix for delivering 100% superfast coverage. This seminar organised by INCA will discuss superfast-capable wireless technology; the role of satellite broadband; showcase projects that are live or under development; and discuss how to approach securing state aid funding.

Participants include local authority representatives aiming to deliver 100% [...]

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Museums Get Mobile!

by Matthew 02/05/2014 in Bristol

#MGM14 – Conference on how museums can harness the power of new technology
Bristol is hosting this important conference at M Shed on 16 May. It will be looking at how smartphones and tablets can be used to enrich the museum experience.
Experts from a range of museums will be on hand to share their experiences of [...]

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Location, location, location…

by Matthew 25/04/2014 in Bristol

Exciting new competition to make better use of “location aware” mobile devices.
The Technology Strategy Board has just launched a  new competition to encourage the development of innovative location-based services using both satellite technologies (such as GPS) and non-satellite location technologies (such as iBeacons, WiFi and RFID).
Details can be found here .

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Access real time air quality data via the “Internet of Things”

by Matthew 02/04/2014 in Bristol

With the current alerts on air quality across the UK it seemed timely to write a post about sensor technology and the Internet of Things. The concept is that in a Smart City more and more sensors will be connected to the internet so that people can access data that is relevant to them.
Air quality [...]

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Heritage Eye – A New Bristol City Council Smartphone App

by Matthew 05/02/2014 in Bristol

Bristol City Council has launched a new type of app. The Heritage Eye app is free and now available on Android and IoS.
The City Design Group have published the first City Council smartphone app. Heritage Eye was funded by English Heritage and developed by Calvium software developers in partnership with City Design Group and Corporate [...]

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Get IT Together Bristol celebrates a successful second year

by Kerry 24/01/2014 in Bristol

Launched in September 2011, Get IT Together Bristol focuses on increasing digital inclusion in the Bristol area for anyone 55 or over, disabled adults and their adults carers through providing free, basic IT courses.
A video of some of the characters who attended our courses in 2013
A partnership between Bristol City Council, Citizens Online and BT, [...]

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Citywide Wireless Concession Procurement Event, City Hall Bristol, 13 January 2014 from 09:30

by Kevin 30/12/2013 in Bristol

Further to Prior Information Notice 257542-2013, issued on 1st August 2013, Bristol City Council, as lead Authority are seeking to procure wireless concession(s) on behalf of ourselves and neighbouring Authorities – BANES, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset -within the West of England (WoE).
Four Lots have been identified all with the following over arching outcomes:

Availability of [...]

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