News tagged with University of Illinois

UC2B Director Gant: Libraries Vital to Adoption, Usage in Gigabit Cities
Dr. Jon Gant, Director of the UC2B Broadband Adoption Program at the University of Illinois, called on libraries in gigabit cities to lead the way in public ultra-high speed adoption.
Center for Digital Inclusion is Established at the University of Illinois
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is proud to announce the establishment of the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The CDI strives to foster inclusive and sustainable societies through research, teaching, and public engagement about information and communication technologies (ICT).
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.
Push to bring faster broadband to college towns; PCI chairman Charles Benton attends

Partnership for a Connected Illinois chairman Charles Benton attended a meeting with Google and more than 50 other companies in Chicago on Monday, aimed finding funding for faster broadband for 37 college campuses including University of Chicago and Univeristy of Illinois.

UC2B breaks ground in big broadband project
The Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband project, a collaborative effort to bring high-speed broadband to the community in the next year and a half, held a ground-breaking ceremony last week marking the beginning of the $29.4 million project.
PCI hires two new fall interns

Staff from PCI recently attended the Foot in the Door Fair at the University of Illinois at Springfield.  We are pleased to welcome our two new fall interns, Shannon McFarland and Shelva Stinson.

This week on the Illinois Channel: Graham Richard discusses broadband's impact on the economy of a community

This week on the Illinois Channel:

From Southern Illinois University in Carbondale
we hear from Graham Richard, the former Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who embraced broadband communications as a way to improve city services and attract more businesses to his community. Mr. Richard spoke to a broadband conference at SIU about the ability of broadband communications to improve the business climate for a community.

PCI’s Eden to discuss local importance of eTeams in broadband development
U of I Extension's 13th Annual Meeting on June 15