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January 19, 2006

OneCleveland: Finalist in World-Wide Intelligent Commnuities Award

For Immediate Release

Intelligent Community Forum Announces Annual List of Top Seven Intelligent Communities for 2006

New York/Honolulu (January 17, 2006) ­

At the Pacific Telecommunications Council conference in Honolulu, the Intelligent Community Forum announced its annual list of the world's Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the year. The list recognizes achievement by communities large and small in deploying broadband, building a knowledge-based workforce, bridging the digital divide, encouraging innovation and effective economic development marketing. For ICF, a nonprofit think-tank that researches the impact of broadband and IT on economic growth at the local level, the Top Seven provide best-practice models from which communities around the world can learn. This year's Top Seven were selected from a list of 21 finalists, called "The Smart21." One of the seven will be selected as the Intelligent Community of the Year on June 9 at Polytechnic University in New York City, the site of the 2006 ICF annual conference, "Building the Broadband Economy."

The Top Seven of 2006

The Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2006, in alphabetical order, are:

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea
Ichikawa, Japan
Manchester, United Kingdom
Taipei, Taiwan
Tianjin, China
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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