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Intelligent Community Forum

For more than 15 years, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has been the global organization that brings together the visionary leaders who make broadband and technology an integral part of their community building. These leaders, from more than 125 communities around the world understand that:

  • broadband and technology will only be widely adopted if combined with community building and vision
  • community building and vision can only succeed through an understanding and intelligent application of broadband and technology

Therefore, an intelligent community is one that has – whether through crisis or foresight – come to understand the enormous challenges of the digital age and have taken conscious steps to enhance their quality of life and prosper in it. ICF relies on six pillars: broadband connectivity, innovation, knowledge workforce, digital inclusion, advocacy/marketing, and sustainability.

ICF is well known for its international awards program, designating communities and regions as "Intelligent Communities" including Smart 21, Top 7, or the Intelligent Community of the year. ICF also helps these and many other communities through its method of identifying best and especially innovative practices, Master Classes and Community Accelerator consulting programs.

Furthermore, communities that have been awarded a recognition become members of the international Intelligent Community Forum Foundation – a community of communities – sharing best practices and common issues.