News tagged with National Broadband Plan

Applying Moore's Law to Broadband and Civic Engagement

What does Moore’s Law (cooperation + competition = faster technology + lower prices) have to do with costs and performance of cities, counties and other public bodies?

Experts, academics strategize on building the road to broadband
Since the dawning days of the horseless carriage, it's been conventional wisdom in state governments that road projects put people to work. That theme resonated in 21st Century fashion at Wednesday's Central Illinois Broadband Summit, held at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and hosted by Broadband Illinois.
Measuring Broadband Use and Adoption is the Next Frontier in Internet Data Collection

By Drew Clark

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, August 9, 2011 - It's very easy to take broadband for granted. People want to go online to look up answers on Wikipedia, to watch movies on Netflix, to hang out on Facebook, or to Skype cousins across the globe -- or across town.

None of this can be done without broadband. Higher and higher speeds of internet connectivity are necessary to satisfy everyone's demand to do all of these things at once.

That's where the Partnership for a Connected Illinois comes into play.