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Frontier Communications Completes Network Improvement Bringing more network reliability and faster speeds to Carthage Area
Carthage IL sees improved speeds and reliability as Frontier completes infrastructure network
Frontier Communications Completes Network Improvement Bringing more network reliability and faster speeds to Monmouth Area
Monmouth IL sees improved speeds and reliability as Frontier completes infrastructure network
LaSalle County event highlights iFiber network
Press release: iFiber recognizes completion of high-speed broadband network in LaSalle County and surrounding regions.
Chicago Innovation Exchange opens at the University of Chicago
New hub receives $1 million grant from state of Illinois, unveils public health pilot program with city of Chicago
AT&T Gigabit Markets to Include Chicago and Atlanta
AT&T announces Chicago will be one of its many Gigabit Cities
10th and Final NTIA Data Submission Complete
National Broadband Map data submission completed, maps updated over coming months
Maybe the Internet Isn’t Killing Newspapers After All
Newspaper readership has been falling for decades—long before today’s online journalists were born, and even before some of their parents were born.
Highland, IL is offering over $40,000 in cash and prizes to tech-startups.
iOS 8 Users Report Slow Wi-Fi, Battery Drains
Those with iOS 8 devices are reporting Wi-Fi sluggishness and battery-drain issues.
Illinois Science & Technology Coalition releases 'Illinois Science and Technology Roadmap'
The Illinois Science and Technology Roadmap uses a unique data and analysis approach to identify technology areas where Illinois’ innovation strengths can improve business competitiveness…
The Changing Landscape of Innovation in Illinois (SSTI Conference Guest Blog Post)
John Flavin, Executive Director of the Chicago Innovation Exchange, offers insight on how and why the Illinois economy will continue to grow over the next few years.
Frontier Communications, DISH team up to support revitalization of small cities with America’s Best Communities Contest
More than $10 million dedicated to support innovation and growth in 50 rural communities over three years. Frontier, DISH challenge communities across America to submit and implement their best plans…
Illinois a Leader in Broadband Internet Coverage
Changes may be coming as feds weigh greater regulation
Everything connected to the Internet, in one map
An image of all devices connected to the Internet, worldwide.
How to Apply for Rural Broadband Experiments
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…
Simon welcomes Class of 2025 back to Bloomington Junior High School
Bloomington Junior High offers one-on-one laptop program to all students and internet service to low income students.
AT&T Incubates Technology to Connect Devices
AT&T is developing technology that allows users to receive calls and messages via smart devices.
Frontier Communications Expands Broadband Internet Service in Champaign, Ford and Vermilion Counties Network Expansion Brings Additional Connectivity
Frontier Communications has made advanced broadband technology and faster Internet speeds available to hundreds of additional residences and businesses throughout Illinois.
Governor Quinn Announces Completion of Cutting Edge Broadband Network
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.
How the History of Electricity Explains Municipal Broadband
Should the FCC try to preempt state laws that block cities from building out publicly owned Internet infrastructure?
Illinois sees substantial growth in residential broadband connection
New data from the FCC reports that total broadband connections nationwide grew at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent from June 2003 to June 2013.
New Threats to Liberty Online
Experts say liberty online is challenged by nation-state crackdowns, surveillance, pressures of commercialization of the Internet.
Depression, Seniors and the Internet
A six-year study found that retired adults over 50 who regularly use the Internet were 33 percent less likely to be depressed than those who never spent time on the Web.
The State of U.S. Broadband: Is It Competitive? Are We Falling Behind?
Advocates for new regulation of the U.S. broadband Internet base their case on the related contentions that (i) our nation lags behind the rest of the world in quality, price, and deployment of…
Illinois beats U.S., lags neighbors in tech job gains
Illinois outpaced the nation in tech-job growth last year, but several of our neighboring states grew faster.

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