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Microsoft launch ‘smart cities toolkit’ to help urban planners assist people with disabilities

US technology giants Microsoft has made a number of exciting announcements at Smart Cities NYC 17 that are set to revolutionize the smart city sector. However, one announcement in particular struck a chord with many - and that was Microsoft's revelation that it has created a new accessibility toolkit specifically designed to help city officials, architects and urban planners design cities which would have inclusive features aimed at assisting people with disabilities.

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Montreal receives investment of $854m to bring superfast fibre broadband directly to homes

Montreal has received an investment of $854m from Bell in order to implement the fastest broadband fiber technology directly to homes and businesses across the city. This investment is expected to create an estimated 2,700 new jobs and generate $2.2bn in economic activity. The incredible new infrastructure will provide direct links to 1.1 million residences and business locations - and will firmly place Monteal at the forefront of the global 'Smart Cities' movement.

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