News from past year
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- Wi-Fi In The Classroom Has To Be A National Priority
- Sari Factor, CEO, Edgenuity- Printed in Forbes, Sep 4, 2014
- High-speed Internet access has become akin to electricity and phone service in businesses, government agencies, hospitals, universities and a growing array of other places where we live and work.
- GIS will become the ‘hero’ of 911, says APCO panelist
- Jill Nolan, Urgent Communications, Sep 2, 2014
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) may serve a minor role in legacy 911 systems, but it will be an integral part of next-generation system. The sooner 911 professionals realize this and start preparing, the smoother their transition to next-generation 911 will be, according to panelists at the recent APCO conference.
- Illinois a Leader in Broadband Internet Coverage
- Ann Strahle, Springfield Business Journal, Sep 1, 2014
- Changes may be coming as feds weigh greater regulation
- Commission Publishes Additional Resources Regarding Areas Potentially Eligible for Connect America Funding
- Federal Communications Commission, Aug 29, 2014
- Additional information now available for Connect America Funding.
- Everything connected to the Internet, in one map
- Andrea Peterson, The Washington Post, Aug 29, 2014
- An image of all devices connected to the Internet, worldwide.
- Guns, butter and broadband: How technology has finally emerged as a viable campaign issue
- Brian Fung, The Washington Post, Aug 28, 2014
- Political candidates have used digital technology since the dawn of the Internet, now it's time they discuss it.
- How to Apply for Rural Broadband Experiments
- Aug 28, 2014
- On Thursday, August 28th, the Rural Broadband Policy Group and the National Rural Assembly hosted a webinar featuring Jonathan Chambers from the Office of Strategic Policy and Analysis and Carol Mattey from the Wireline Competition Bureau, to learn about the rules and process to apply for the Rural Broadband Experiments.
- Exports growing in Illinois’ high-tech sectors
- Illinois Innovation Network, Aug 26, 2014
- From 2009 to 2013, goods exports in Illinois have increased 58.8 percent, outpacing the national average of 49.6 percent over the same period.
- Simon welcomes Class of 2025 back to Bloomington Junior High School
- Office of the Lt. Governor, Aug 26, 2014
- Bloomington Junior High offers one-on-one laptop program to all students and internet service to low income students.
- How McDonald's and Corporate America are Bringing Internet Access to Rural America
- Joshua Bleiberg, Brookings, Aug 21, 2014
- How McDonald's is bringing Internet to Rural America
- Despite the Latest Creaks, the Internet Isn’t Close to Breaking
- Mike Orcutt, Technology Review, Aug 20, 2014
- The complexity of the Internet is overwhelming some older routers, but these systems can easily be upgraded.
- AT&T Incubates Technology to Connect Devices
- Dawn Chmielewski, Recode, Aug 18, 2014
- AT&T is developing technology that allows users to receive calls and messages via smart devices.
- Report Ranks Top Open Data States
- Colin Wood, Government Technology, Aug 18, 2014
Six states earn top rankings for their open data policies and portals -- and eight states are at the bottom.
- Study: Broadband Boosts Rural Jobs, Income
- Steven Johnson, ECT Staff Writer, Aug 18, 2014
- Study finds benefits of broadband in rural communities, increased jobs and income.
- Frontier Communications Expands Broadband Internet Service in Champaign, Ford and Vermilion Counties Network Expansion Brings Additional Connectivity
- Frontier Communications, Aug 14, 2014
- Frontier Communications has made advanced broadband technology and faster Internet speeds available to hundreds of additional residences and businesses throughout Illinois.
- Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up?
- Diana Garber, Huff Post Parents, Aug 14, 2014
- How can parents stay involved with their kids online if parents are being left behind by today's technology?
- 20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills
- Innovation Excellence, Aug 12, 2014
- Teaching digital literacy is about more than just integrating technology into lesson plans; it’s about using technology to understand and enhance modern communication, to locate oneself in digital space, to manage knowledge and experience in the Age of Information.
- Do Google Chromebooks Threaten Apple’s Dominance in Education?
- Justine Brown, Government Technology, Aug 7, 2014
Schools that have purchased Chromebooks versus iPads point to low cost and minimal maintenance requirements as the primary selling points.
- States Watching Congress on Internet Access Taxes
- Adrienne Lu, Stateline, Government Technology, Aug 6, 2014
Congress is debating whether to extend or make permanent a moratorium on state and local Internet access taxes. The issue could get tied up with a controversial proposal to tax online sales.
- Dorm Wi-Fi a Selling Point for Many Universities
- Wylie Wong, EdTech Magazine, Aug 5, 2014
Colleges and universities fit dorms with new wireless networks in bid to attract students.
- Iowa School District Adds Wi-Fi to Buses
- Mark Newman, McClatchy News Service, Aug 5, 2014
Cardinal Community School District officials say the goal is to transform school buses into locations for learning, by adding wireless Internet and bringing focus to educational apps.
- Rural Economies Found to Benefit from Broadband
- National Agriculture & Rural Development Policy Center, Aug 5, 2014
- Study shows rural communities benefit from broadband, increased income and jobs.
- U.S. FCC asks if Broadband Should Mean Faster Internet Speeds
- Alina Selyukh, Reuters, Aug 5, 2014
New FCC proposal would change how it measures high-speed Internet and require speeds of at least 10 Mbps to qualify as broadband.
- Comcast Offers Up To Six Months of Complimentary Internet Service And An Amnesty Program For Low-Income Families
- PR Newswire, Aug 4, 2014
Internet Essential Kicks Off Back to School Season in Georgia with Nationwide, Complimentary
Six-Month Offer, Discounted Computers and Free Digital Literacy Training for Eligible Families.
Comcast Has Now Connected More Than 1.4 Million Low-Income Americans to Internet at Home.
- Governor Quinn Announces Completion of Cutting Edge Broadband Network
- Aug 1, 2014
- Gov. Quinn announced completion of a nearly $100 million, four-year project to install more than 1,000 new miles of high-speed fiber-optic broadband infrastructure across 55 Illinois counties.
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