News from past year
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- 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
- Technology Bridging Rural Healthcare Gap
- David C.L. Bauer, The Journal Courier, Dec 2, 2014
- Area counseling service to offer teleconferencing to reach rural patients.
- 4 Trends to Watch in 2015
- Stephen Goldsmith, Dec 1, 2014
In the New Year, municipalities will face the challenge of ensuring that their data-driven approaches empower them to be responsive to citizens’ wants, needs and ideas.
- Internet-Connected Things Will Soon Outnumber People
- Colin Wood, Government Technology, Dec 1, 2014
The growing Internet of Things brings new opportunities and challenges.
- The Killer App for Local Fiber Networks
- Broadband Communities Magazine, Dec 1, 2014
- For a community fiber network, economic development may be the killer app – the application that validates the use of the platform.
- High-Tech Farming Poised to Change the Way the World Eats
- Heather Somerville, San Jose Mercury News, Nov 26, 2014
Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields.
- How Chicago is Narrowing the Digital Divide
- Danielle Kim, Data-Smart City Solutions, Nov 26, 2014
Low-income families, minorities, people with disabilities and seniors are overwhelmingly represented in the broad swath of the city’s population who are unable to gain access to crucial information and resources.
- In 2014, the Internet added an entire United States to its User Base
- Nancy Scola, The Washington Post, Nov 26, 2014
- Internet users grow to new records
- iTV-3 ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF GIGABIT FIBER-OPTIC BROADBAND IN URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
- Nov 26, 2014
- 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.
- Apps are Available for Everything in Agriculture
- Amy Bickel, The Hutchinson News, Nov 24, 2014
In a world of information technology, apps make it possible to remain in the field when muddled by a unfamiliar disease or insect infestation.
- How Technology Can Help with Long-Distance Caregiving
- Sandra Barber, Daily News, Nov 21, 2014
In-home telemonitoring devices, mobile apps and wearable devices can tell a long-distance caregiver whether a relative has opened the refrigerator, as well as send out medication reminders and monitor someone’s health.
- Internet of Things Helps Buffalo, Other Cities with Snow Removal
- Brian Heaton, Government Technology, Nov 19, 2014
Boston, Minneapolis and Buffalo are some of the municipalities harnessing the power of GPS sensors and machine-to-machine communication to modernize snow removal practices.
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