Riverside recognized as top tech-savvy city

RIVERSIDE, Calif. This is the third year in a row the /*Inland Empire*/ city has received the honor of the Smart21 Communities Award.

Riverside was one of six U.S. cities to receive the recognition. Other cities to receive the award include Chongqing, China; Eindhoven, Netherlands; Ipswich, Australia; Issy-les-Moulineaux, France; Quebec City, Canada; and Chattanooga, Tenn.

The award, which is distributed by the Intelligent Community Forum, specifically recognized /*Riverside*/ for its municipal Wi-Fi, the city's Digital Inclusion Program as well as its SmartRiverside programs. The award also recognized the city for its e-waste processing and its collaboration with schools and private technology companies.

Intelligent Community Forum officials said it will announced the Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year Jan. 19, 2010.

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