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PCI Announces Refined Direction
PCI to focus on Illinois Telehealth Initiative
Frontier Communications Offers Small Business Customers a “Price for Life”
Budget certainty is critical for small business owners and operators
UBI Global Names 1871 One Of The Top University-Affiliated Business Incubators In North America Following Its Survey Of Over 400 Incubators Across 70 Countries
PCI Founding Chairman Charles Benton Departs This Life
On April 29, 2015, Benton, 84, died at his home in Evanston from complications from renal cancer.
PCI Launches Telehealth Crowdfunding Campaign
Organization looks to fund the Illinois Telehealth Initiative
Broadband Illinois participates in 1871's TGIF
Deputy Director Laura Lane demos the Find & request Broadband Tools
Broadband Illinois Releases Updated Residential Broadband Pricing Study
Broadband availability increased statewide, higher speeds and lower prices a result
Proposed Illinois budget threatens digital literacy program
IL state budget proposal would eliminate funding for computer training courses
Happy 5th Birthday, National Broadband Plan!
An overview of the National Broadband Plan and its success.
Google balloons, “cell towers in the sky,” can serve 4G to a whole state
A single Project Loon balloon can cover an area the size of Rhode Island.
Broadband Illinois to Host "How to Bring a Gigabit Network to Your City in Illinois"
Successful gigabit city officials will discuss their successes and offer advice
In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide
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."
14 Illinois Locations Register to Compete for America's Best Communities’ Title
Deadline for applications March 25, 2015
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.
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.
Visualizing the Digital Divide in Chicago [Map]
The city of Chicago has launched numerous efforts to elminate the digital divide in every neighborhood
Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Announce “Internet To Go” Tech Lending Program
Pilot Program Allows Residents To Check Out Wi-Fi Hotspots and Tablets
Three U.S. Communities Among 'Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2015'
Arlington County, Va., Columbus, Ohio, and Mitchell, S.D., are considered "the best on the planet to teach us how we should go about planning the future."
Texas prisons try telemedicine to curb spending
With healthcare costs rising for Texas inmates, prisons seek ways to cut costs
Network Could Put City in Online Fast-Lane
Jacksonville in talks to update broadband network, possibly become a gigabit city
State Says 80 Percent of Mainers 'Unserved' by Broadband
The ConnectME Authority, which oversees the state’s broadband service, on Friday adopted a new standard to define adequate service levels.
Five Year Report on Illinois Broadband Released
Highlights Illinois’ achievements and the path forward
OP-ED: Building a Better Illinois Through Broadband
Using momentum to get every Illinoisan connected

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