American City & County’s sister brand, International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) College of Technology has two webinars before the end of the year, so get your education fix in a low-cost, no travel way.

Automated buildings, smart utilities, transportation sensors –how do we use them to make our cities smarter and more streamlined?  Local governments can take advantage of technology in a variety of places to create a smart system that streamlines energy, buildings, infrastructure and transportation through technology. Smart devices—for example, connected meter readers, a secure connected power grid and the Internet of Things—can create smart services for citizens and agencies alike. 

This Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, hear Andres Carvallo, who wrote the book on the smart grid, examine what is available now, what is coming and how it all works together in the webinar Smart Cities Means Smarter Services.

You can also register for December’s online webinar in December, when we’ll be “Assessing Indoor Coverage.”

Not too long ago, calling 911 from a landline meant that the dispatchers automatically had your location—an address they could give to first responders, who could find the caller quickly. But, with the proliferation of cell phones, that ability to pinpoint location has diminished greatly, particularly when an emergency call is made from inside a building or other structure. In addition, coverage can be spotty at best in densely populated areas or in underground transportation systems.

On Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. EST, learn how carriers, building owners and enterprises can help increase coverage and capacity indoors and underground, as well as fine-tune location information from users needing emergency assistance or simply wanting to access new location-based enterprise services.

Learn right from your desk from the experts.  Click on the webinar titles to register today!

Stacey Orlick is event and content director for IWCE, the leading event for communications technology professionals, which will be held March 21-25, 2016, in Las Vegas.