The Intelligent Community Forum is a global network of cities and regions with a think tank at its center. Its mission is to help communities use information and communications technology (ICT) to create inclusive prosperity, tackle social and governance challenges and enrich their quality of life. It is a world we call the broadband economy.

For communities, the broadband economy is a double-edge sword. It threatens established industries, economies and ways of life on the one hand, yet it also offers powerful new tools to build prosperous, inclusive and sustainable economies on the other. ICF guides communities to seize the upside while minimizing the downside of the ICT revolution.