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FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality: What's Next?
By a 3-to-2 vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new rules on Net neutrality last week. The rules establish the Internet as a utility, but court battles loom before the FCC actions can take effect.
A Victory for Everyone Who Uses the Internet
Net Neutrality: The greatest commitment ever made to preserve and protect open and free Internet
A Victory for Everyone Who Uses the Internet
The greatest commitment ever made to preserve and protect an open and free Internet
What Two Runaway Llamas Taught Us About Net Neutrality
For about two hours today, all the Internet wanted to talk about was the FCC's historic net neutrality decision. (They're in favor of it.) Then, suddenly, all work stopped as the digerati focused their collective attention on two runaway llamas scampering around Phoenix.
How Might 'Robot Journalists' Affect Government?

The public sector may find that this software – that takes massive amounts data and crafts it into a narrative – helps get projects done quicker and at cheaper costs.

Internet of Things Expected to Quadruple in Size by 2020

Cities will be major beneficiaries from growth in the IoT market, according to a report released by Verizon.

High-speed Internet offerings influence Groupon to hire in KC
Groupon is looking to the Kansas City market to boost its workforce, and one of the key factors was the city's abundance of high-speed Internet options.
Illinois Telehealth Initiative Launched to Improve Adoption

Several hospitals and technology companies have come together to start the Illinois Telehealth Initiative.

Illinois Telehealth Initiative looks to improve, expand virtual care
How Partnership for a Connected Illinois is trying to take telehealth statewide
14 Illinois Locations Register to Compete for America's Best Communities’ Title
Deadline for applications March 25, 2015
The Illinois Telehealth Initiative Launches to Aid the Country's Projected Physician Shortage
Illinois Telehealth Initiative launches, strives to bring telehealth to all residents of Illinois. 
HSHS Medical Group to Launch Virtual Care Program for Internet-savvy patients
Virtual doctors appointments to be offered by Memorial Medical Center in April
Is Social Media the Key to Effective Communication During Campus Emergencies?

Study finds that social media lets campus authorities instantly reach a large percentage of students, who are more likely to comply with emergency notifications received in that manner.

Online Jury Reporting Increases Participation, Saves Citizens Time and Angst

Lubbock County, Texas, is one of many counties in the state that allows citizens to report for jury duty without heading down to the courthouse.


Local provider iTV-3 announces speed increase at no charge to existing customers

Jacksonville, Ill., Seeks Enhanced Fiber Connectivity

The southwestern Illinois town is forming a committee to look at ways to expand broadband in the region.

Baltimore’s Mobile Bill Pay Serves Millennials, Underserved Populations

The service, which took six months to develop, was on the municipality’s wish list for three years.

Governor Appoints Laura Frerichs and Mark Glennon to Lead New Council Designed to Develop Innovation Clusters, Attract Resources, Develop and Retain Talent, and Foster Collaboration Through the Illinois Technology Community
2015 State of the State Addresses: Is Technology on the Agenda?
To find technology in this year’s speeches, you often need to read between the lines.
Netflix and ‘House of Cards’ could be the best thing ever to happen to Cuba’s Internet
You may have heard: Netflix is coming to Cuba.
Lessons From Google’s First Rollout Of Google Fiber

In Kansas City startups are growing, cable companies are catching up, but the digital divide is as wide as ever.

Report: Distance Education Is Here to Stay

A new survey shows that while not all higher education faculty like distance learning, it has become entrenched and is part of education throughout the nation.

FCC Chairman Backs Strong Net Neutrality Rules

Tom Wheeler opts for strict regulation of Internet service providers to maintain an open Internet.

Businesses: Are you successful because of broadband?
AT&T and Connect SI announced an awards program to recognize small businesses in Southern Illinois using broadband as part of its success
Super Bowl ad Promotes Need for Broadband

Estella's Brilliant Bus brings technology to children in need

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