News from past year
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- PCI Launches Telehealth Crowdfunding Campaign
- Heidi Bruce, Broadband Illinois, Apr 10, 2015
- Organization looks to fund the Illinois Telehealth Initiative
- School sending Internet home with the students
- Benjamin Young, Watchdog, Mar 31, 2015
- Paper, pencils and textbooks won’t cut it anymore. Bloomington District 87 offers home Internet access to low-income students.
- Broadband Illinois participates in 1871's TGIF
- Heidi Bruce, Broadband Illinois, Mar 30, 2015
- Deputy Director Laura Lane demos the Find & request Broadband Tools
- Broadband Illinois Releases Updated Residential Broadband Pricing Study
- Heidi Bruce, Broadband Illinois, Mar 26, 2015
- Broadband availability increased statewide, higher speeds and lower prices a result
- Technology to Close Distance Between Foster Children, Therapists in Rural Kansas
- LAURA BAUER, THE KANSAS CITY STAR, Mar 24, 2015
Nearly 550 foster families will receive iPads equipped with a video conferencing system that allows children to talk with counselors in a private chat room.
- Did the National Broadband Plan spur innovation?
- Larry Downes, The Washington Post, Mar 23, 2015
- A reflection on the impact of the National Broadband Plan
- FACT SHEET: Next Steps in Delivering Fast, Affordable Broadband
- The White House Press Release, Mar 23, 2015
- The White House announces plans to increase provider competition, expand offerings, and create the Broadband Opportunity Council
- National Broadband Map has Helped Chart Broadband Evolution
- NTIA staffer Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband Initiative, Mar 23, 2015
- The impact of the National Broadband Plan over the last five years
- Press Release: NTIA Announces Second Phase of Funding for State and Local Implementation Grant Program
- NTIA Press Release, Mar 23, 2015
- NTIA releases second installment of FirstNet funding
- Proposed Illinois budget threatens digital literacy program
- Becky Yerak, Chicago Tribune, Mar 23, 2015
- IL state budget proposal would eliminate funding for computer training courses
- Livestock Lost? There's an App for That
- CHARLOTTE FERRELL SMITH, CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL, Mar 20, 2015
The Herdsman mobile application allows farmers to track livestock from remote locations and receive alerts if the animals go outside a set boundary.
- White House Launches Website Analytics Dashboard
- News Staff, Government Technology, Mar 19, 2015
A new analytics dashboard allows citizens a window into 300-plus federal agency websites.
- Farmers of the Future Will Utilize Drones, Robots and GPS
- ALEX THOMASSON, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, Mar 18, 2015
Self-driving machinery and flying robots able to automatically survey and treat crops will become commonplace on farms that practice what’s come to be called precision agriculture.
- Happy 5th Birthday, National Broadband Plan!
- Danielle Kehl, Future Tense, Mar 17, 2015
- An overview of the National Broadband Plan and its success.
- Florida Lawmakers Debate Bill to Allow Virtual Medical Visits
- Brian Heaton, Government Technology, Mar 16, 2015
Florida Sen. Arthenia Joyner is optimistic that her telemedicine measure will pass after deleting controversial payment rules.
- Webinar Series: How to Build Your Gigabit Network
- Kirton McConkie Attorneys at Law, Mar 16, 2015
- A four part webinar series detailing how to build a municipal broadband network. Hosted by Kirton McConkie telecommunications attorneys David Shaw, Shareholder, and Drew Clark, Of Counsel.
- Social Media Plays Key Role in Education Policy Debate
- Justine Brown, Government Technology, Mar 13, 2015
A new coalition is coming together on Twitter that is competing to influence politics that influence policy -- and this coalition is gaining the ears of policy makers.
- Will Treadmill and Bike Desks Become the New Norm?
- Colin Wood, Government Technology, Mar 12, 2015
Americans are getting fatter, working more and moving less, but technologies like treadmill and bike desks haven't taken off. Will they ever?
- Google balloons, “cell towers in the sky,” can serve 4G to a whole state
- Jon Brodkin, ARSTechnica, Mar 11, 2015
A single Project Loon balloon can cover an area the size of Rhode Island.
- Obama Announces TechHire Initiative
- Bill Leonard, SHRM, Mar 11, 2015
- Looking to boost the nation’s stagnant wage growth in an improving economy, President Barack Obama has announced a government initiative to train and develop a home-grown information technology workforce.
- States Turn to Technology to Calculate Prison Sentences
- Tod Newcombe, Mar 11, 2015
Human error and outdated technology have miscalculated thousands of prison sentences and cost some states millions of dollars.
- Broadband Illinois to Host "How to Bring a Gigabit Network to Your City in Illinois"
- Heidi Bruce, Broadband Illinois, Mar 10, 2015
- Successful gigabit city officials will discuss their successes and offer advice
- In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide
- Frank Morris, NPR All Tech Considered, Mar 9, 2015
- Since Google Fiber rolled out gigabit broadband in Kansas City four years ago, residents have enjoyed fast Internet connections, including what locals call "the world's fastest Starbucks."
- Apple Watchers Count Down to Apple Watch
- Valerie Hamilton, Government Technology, Mar 6, 2015
The company has pitched the product as its most "personal" and physically interactive yet, but consumers haven't yet warmed to wearable devices already on the market.
- Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'
- Lauren Frayer, NPR All Tech Considered, Mar 2, 2015
- More than 600 Porto city buses and taxis have been fitted with routers to provide free Wi-Fi service. It's being touted as the biggest Wi-Fi-in-motion network in the world.
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