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- Guns, butter and broadband: How technology has finally emerged as a viable campaign issue
- Brian Fung, The Washington Post, Aug 28, 2014
- Political candidates have used digital technology since the dawn of the Internet, now it's time they discuss it.
- How to Apply for Rural Broadband Experiments
- Aug 28, 2014
- On Thursday, August 28th, the Rural Broadband Policy Group and the National Rural Assembly hosted a webinar featuring Jonathan Chambers from the Office of Strategic Policy and Analysis and Carol Mattey from the Wireline Competition Bureau, to learn about the rules and process to apply for the Rural Broadband Experiments.
- Exports growing in Illinois’ high-tech sectors
- Illinois Innovation Network, Aug 26, 2014
- From 2009 to 2013, goods exports in Illinois have increased 58.8 percent, outpacing the national average of 49.6 percent over the same period.
- Simon welcomes Class of 2025 back to Bloomington Junior High School
- Office of the Lt. Governor, Aug 26, 2014
- Bloomington Junior High offers one-on-one laptop program to all students and internet service to low income students.
- Despite the Latest Creaks, the Internet Isn’t Close to Breaking
- Mike Orcutt, Technology Review, Aug 20, 2014
- The complexity of the Internet is overwhelming some older routers, but these systems can easily be upgraded.
- AT&T Incubates Technology to Connect Devices
- Dawn Chmielewski, Recode, Aug 18, 2014
- AT&T is developing technology that allows users to receive calls and messages via smart devices.
- Report Ranks Top Open Data States
- Colin Wood, Government Technology, Aug 18, 2014
Six states earn top rankings for their open data policies and portals -- and eight states are at the bottom.
- Study: Broadband Boosts Rural Jobs, Income
- Steven Johnson, ECT Staff Writer, Aug 18, 2014
- Study finds benefits of broadband in rural communities, increased jobs and income.
- Frontier Communications Expands Broadband Internet Service in Champaign, Ford and Vermilion Counties Network Expansion Brings Additional Connectivity
- Frontier Communications, Aug 14, 2014
- Frontier Communications has made advanced broadband technology and faster Internet speeds available to hundreds of additional residences and businesses throughout Illinois.
- Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up?
- Diana Garber, Huff Post Parents, Aug 14, 2014
- How can parents stay involved with their kids online if parents are being left behind by today's technology?
- 20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills
- Innovation Excellence, Aug 12, 2014
- Teaching digital literacy is about more than just integrating technology into lesson plans; it’s about using technology to understand and enhance modern communication, to locate oneself in digital space, to manage knowledge and experience in the Age of Information.
- Do Google Chromebooks Threaten Apple’s Dominance in Education?
- Justine Brown, Government Technology, Aug 7, 2014
Schools that have purchased Chromebooks versus iPads point to low cost and minimal maintenance requirements as the primary selling points.
- States Watching Congress on Internet Access Taxes
- Adrienne Lu, Stateline, Government Technology, Aug 6, 2014
Congress is debating whether to extend or make permanent a moratorium on state and local Internet access taxes. The issue could get tied up with a controversial proposal to tax online sales.
- Dorm Wi-Fi a Selling Point for Many Universities
- Wylie Wong, EdTech Magazine, Aug 5, 2014
Colleges and universities fit dorms with new wireless networks in bid to attract students.
- Iowa School District Adds Wi-Fi to Buses
- Mark Newman, McClatchy News Service, Aug 5, 2014
Cardinal Community School District officials say the goal is to transform school buses into locations for learning, by adding wireless Internet and bringing focus to educational apps.
- Rural Economies Found to Benefit from Broadband
- National Agriculture & Rural Development Policy Center, Aug 5, 2014
- Study shows rural communities benefit from broadband, increased income and jobs.
- U.S. FCC asks if Broadband Should Mean Faster Internet Speeds
- Alina Selyukh, Reuters, Aug 5, 2014
New FCC proposal would change how it measures high-speed Internet and require speeds of at least 10 Mbps to qualify as broadband.
- Comcast Offers Up To Six Months of Complimentary Internet Service And An Amnesty Program For Low-Income Families
- PR Newswire, Aug 4, 2014
Internet Essential Kicks Off Back to School Season in Georgia with Nationwide, Complimentary
Six-Month Offer, Discounted Computers and Free Digital Literacy Training for Eligible Families.
Comcast Has Now Connected More Than 1.4 Million Low-Income Americans to Internet at Home.
- Governor Quinn Announces Completion of Cutting Edge Broadband Network
- Aug 1, 2014
- Gov. Quinn announced completion of a nearly $100 million, four-year project to install more than 1,000 new miles of high-speed fiber-optic broadband infrastructure across 55 Illinois counties.
- White House Innovation Day Highlights Disaster Response, Recovery
- Elaine Pittman, Government Technology, Jul 30, 2014
Emergency managers converged with the tech community to discuss tools that can create more resilient communities.
- How the History of Electricity Explains Municipal Broadband
- Brian Fung, Jul 29, 2014
- Should the FCC try to preempt state laws that block cities from building out publicly owned Internet infrastructure?
- Illinois sees substantial growth in residential broadband connection
- World Business Chicago, Jul 25, 2014
New data from the FCC reports that total broadband connections nationwide grew at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent from June 2003 to June 2013.
- Cook County Helps Close Digital Divide for Low-Income Families
- Andrea V. Watson, Chicago Defender, Jul 24, 2014
- Comcast announces expansion of a new program, “Internet Essentials Learning Lab,” to help close the digital divide in Cook County.
- Big Data Fueling Iowa Farmers' Productivity
- Orlan Love, McClatchy News Service, Jul 15, 2014
Drones flying over farm fields recording high resolution images & field sensors providing real-time information on crops are among the tech tools likely to be commonplace in an era of big ag data.
- In Partisan Vote, FCC Passes a Modified E-Rate Proposal for Spending Funds on Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Marcus Hedenberg, Broadband Breakfast News, Jul 15, 2014
- The FCC voted to modernize of its E-Rate program Friday, reallocating funds from technologies considered obsolete to Wi-Fi based connectivity in schools and libraries.
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