News from past year
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- 9 Maps that Explained the Internet in 2014
- Andrea Peterson, The Washington Post, Dec 31, 2014
- From subscription rates to barries to municipal broadband networks, here is a look at the state of all things Internet across the globe
- School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students
- Nichole Dobo, The Hechinger Report, Dec 24, 2014
- Equally as important to school connectivity, students need to be connected at home
- Does Comcast Really Reach Out to Poor People?
- Todd Shields, Bloomberg News, Dec 22, 2014
- Big Internet providers provide subsidized service to the most needy population
- The Year of Community and Municipal Gigabit Broadband
- Drew Clark, Broadband Breakfast, Dec 18, 2014
- Former PCI executive director, Drew Clark, reflects on broadband in 2014 and touts PCI's accomplishments.
- Gigabit or GigaWhat? There is Work to Do Regarding Ultra-Broadband Services
- Bernie Arnason, Telecompetitor, Dec 17, 2014
- Is Gigabit service necessary for most Americans?
- Year in Review: Making Sense of 2014
- Steve Towns, Government Technology, Dec 17, 2014
2014 may not have been the year, but there are definitive signs that we’re pointed in the right direction.
- Broadband coverage strong across rural Illinois
- Nat Williams, AgriNews, Dec 16, 2014
- Strong broadband coverage across Illinois means more productive farmers
- Fantastic Voyage: Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside
- Frank Browning, Kaiser Health News, Dec 15, 2014
- Ingestible monitoring devices could be the future of healthcare
- High Tech Coming to Highland
- Lisa Peck, Dec 15, 2014
- Squarefruit Labs, maker of next generation 3-D printers, wins
$15,000 Highland Gigabit Challenge
- FCC Raises E-Rate Cap Despite Opposition
- Tanya Roscorla, Government Technology, Dec 11, 2014
The new order went into effect after a 3-2 vote at a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11, and means that next year, school districts are more likely to receive support for on-campus Internet connections.
- Frontier Communications Helps Propel Carbondale into Gigabit City Status
- Andrea Fast, Dec 11, 2014
- Frontier announces Carbondale as a Gigabit City, High speed internet over 50 times faster
- Ignoring AT&T and Verizon protests, FCC says “broadband” has to be 10Mbps
- Jon Brodkin, ARS technica, Dec 11, 2014
ISPs that accept government subsidies must offer at least 10Mbps instead of 4.
- Farmers, Ag Tech Providers Strike Big Data Agreement
- Bob Gore, Government Technology, Dec 10, 2014
A meticulously negotiated agreement outlines areas of concern that will guide cooperation and evolution over the next four to five years.
- How cheap does the Internet have to be to get everyone online?
- Brian Fung, The Washington Post, Dec 10, 2014
- FCC estimates a 10% increase in adoption with a 15% decrease in cost
- Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet
- Kristen Purcell & Lee Rainie, Pew Research, Dec 8, 2014
- Do you feel the same?
- Celebrating Computer Science Education Week, Kids Code at the White House
- The White House, Dec 8, 2014
- President Obama codes with area students to kick-off computer science education week
- Mobile Health Faces a Bumpy Road in Rural California
- Eryn Brown, The LA Times, Dec 8, 2014
- Mobile healthcare faces many struggles-- terrain, education, and poverty
- Walgreen's App Makes Virtual Doctor Visits a Reality
- Ellen Jean Hirst, The Chicago Tribune, Dec 8, 2014
- Rather video chat with your doc about what ails you? No problem, says Walgreens.
- What the heck is 5G? The mobile world is just as unsure as we are
- Gigaom, Dec 8, 2014
- The future of 4G
- 2015 New Year's Resolution: Remove Public Broadband Handcuffs
- Craig Settles, Gigaom, Dec 6, 2014
- In order for municipal broadband to grow, barriers need removed
- $6.4 Billion to be Spent on Civic Tech in 2015, Report Says
- Government Technology, Dec 5, 2014
New analysis says the rise of the civic tech market has grown roots, and its growth with be 14 times faster than traditional government IT spending at the state and local levels.
- Cuomo’s $500m broadband push to start in January
- Will Burnelle, Capital New York, Dec 4, 2014
- New York's Governor announces $500 million broadband expansion program
- A unified 20-year history of the radically changing way we relate to the Web
- Doug Belshaw, The Washington Post, Dec 3, 2014
- A brief look at the history and evolution of the Internet
- These IL Schools Made a List of the 50 Most Innovative Computer Science Programs
- Jim Dalke, ChicagoInno, Dec 3, 2014
- Four Illinois schools made the list
- FirstNet: Is Opting Out an Option?
- Adam Stone, Government Technology, Dec 2, 2014
Myriad factors and unknowns cloud the question for now
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