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High Tech Coming to Highland
Squarefruit Labs, maker of next generation 3-D printers, wins
$15,000 Highland Gigabit Challenge
Frontier Communications Helps Propel Carbondale into Gigabit City Status
Frontier announces Carbondale as a Gigabit City, High speed internet over 50 times faster
The first Urbana-Champaign residents will soon be connected to some of the fastest Internet speeds in the country. Local broadband provider iTV-3 today announced construction and expansion of the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) network.
Leveraging Economic Incentives for Start-ups: 1871 Panel
Highlights of the Leveraging Economic Incentives for Start-ups Panel at 1871
Attendees at Connect Michigan Conference Want Rural High-Speed Broadband
PCI's Broadband Infrastructure Catalyst, Jay Roberts, attended the Connect Michigan Conference. 
Will Illinois' New Laws Streamline Procurement?

Illinois is in the midst of modernizing its purchasing rules to help better communicate with vendors and encourage cloud adoption in state agencies.

Chicago Transit Authority Tests Controversial Sensor Technology

The agency is looking at how the technology can be used to give riders tracking information. But one digital privacy expert is calling the beacons a "massive invasion of privacy."

Digital divide exacerbates US inequality
About 67 per cent of households in rural areas have broadband internet service, compared to 75 per cent of urban households.
Governor Quinn, Senator Durbin and Amazon Announce 1,000 Full-Time Jobs in Illinois Amazon Plans $75 Million Investment in Heart of the Midwest
Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Inc. today announced plans to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. Amazon is beginning site selection activities and it plans to open its first facility in Illinois next year.
Governor Quinn Announces Coyote Logistics to Expand in Illinois, Create 500 New Jobs
Chicago- based Coyote Logistics to expand and contribute to Illinois' job growth.
How Nebraska Built a Network with the Lowest Internet Costs

A multi-year effort to build a statewide network has resulted in a service that has not only lowered internet costs, but has increased bandwidth, improving the ability for schools to share educational courses across the state.

Frontier Communications Completes Network Improvement Bringing more network reliability and faster speeds to Carthage Area
Carthage IL sees improved speeds and reliability as Frontier completes infrastructure network
Frontier Communications Completes Network Improvement Bringing more network reliability and faster speeds to Monmouth Area
Monmouth IL sees improved speeds and reliability as Frontier completes infrastructure network
USDA Announces Funding for Rural Broadband and Telecommunications Infrastructure
USDA announces $190.5 million in funding for rural broadband infrastructure projects and improvements. 
Chicago-area voting machine casts Republican candidate’s vote for Democratic foe
Voting machine error casts vote for Republican candidate's foe. 
Getting to a gig: Why cities need high-speed broadband now
Two mayors of gigabit cities discuss the need to gig speeds. 
Sesame Workshop Tackles Literacy With Technology
Elmo and friends tackle digital literacy.
LaSalle County event highlights iFiber network
Press release: iFiber recognizes completion of high-speed broadband network in LaSalle County and surrounding regions.
The UnDigital Nation: NTIA Finds Persistent Gaps in Home Internet Use
A recent NTIA report found that despite recent home Internet adoption,  persistant gaps still exist.  
Chicago Innovation Exchange opens at the University of Chicago
New hub receives $1 million grant from state of Illinois, unveils public health pilot program with city of Chicago
AT&T Gigabit Markets to Include Chicago and Atlanta
AT&T announces Chicago will be one of its many Gigabit Cities
Days from 114th birthday, MN woman gets tech savvy
You're never too old for technology!
Illinois' Share of High-Tech Businesses is Among the Nation's Top States
With almost 400,000 businesses and an employeee base of more than 5.7 million, Illinois leads the Midwest in volume of both companies and jobs. 
What to Do with a Gig? Applications for Hyperfast Gigabit Internet

A recent study imagines the ways hyperfast online connections will begin to transform everyday life, enabling new technologies while rendering contemporary ways of life obsolete.

Broadband in America: Improving Speeds & Access
Demand for faster broadband is growing, and the marketplace is responding to this demand. 

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