City of Stockholm advocates the importance of efficient public services and considers this a key factor for creating a thriving city. Efficient public services should be characterized by a common desire to prioritize the different needs and preferences of citizens. The city has a responsibility to provide support and assistance in everyday life. It should be easy for all of our citizens to apply for permits, find their way around town and run errands around the clock. As part of our efforts to achieve this goal, the City of Stockholm offers e-services that make it more convenient than ever to be a resident of Stockholm.
Stockholm’s superb fiber
network plays a crucial part in laying the foundations for our e-services. The goal of the city’s fiber network is to build competitively neutral infrastructure capable of meeting future communication needs, spurring economic activity, diversity and freedom of choice, and minimizing disruption to the city’s streets. The fiber network in Stockholm is provided and administered by Stokab, a company owned by Stockholm City Council.
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Actions within Urban ICT Arena
One million people will live in the City of Stockholm by 2020. The city needs to plan for and ensure sustainable building and an integrated city where everyone has equal opportunities, even with the city growing as fast as it is now. The City of Stockholm’s vision, Vision 2040, has a distinct overall perspective on social, environmental, economic and democratic sustainability. Vision 2040 envisions that Stockholm will be the most connected city in the world and that Kista will continue to play a leading role in global IT development. As “the smartest city in the world”, Stockholm will be a city that harnesses the opportunities of digitalization to make life simpler and better for its citizens, companies and visitors. Stockholm can and will be a role model for the environmentally friendly, economically and democratically sustainable society via IT innovations and new technology.
Contributions to Urban ICT Arena
The City of Stockholm is the main investor in the arena. The city’s subsidiary, cable company Stokab, provides the base IT infrastructure for the testbed along Kistagången. The City of Stockholm also provides startup funds for the Electrum Foundation.